- February 22, 2019

On the occasion of its 72nd session, to be held in Geneva from 18 February to 8 March 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is holding a half-day of general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration in the framework of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The half-day of general discussion has been organized by OHCHR and is taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Conference Room XVI, on Friday, 22 February 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

The purpose of the half-day of general discussion is to prepare the elaboration by the Committee of a General Recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration. The aim of the general recommendation will be to provide guidance to States parties to the Convention on the measures they should adopt to ensure full compliance with their obligations to respect, protect and fulfill women’s human rights in the context of trafficking and global migration.

Our statement
On the occasion of this Half Day of General Discussion on trafficking of women and girls in the context of global migration, the International Disability Alliance and the European Disability Forum have submitted a joint statement to the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in order to make sure that women and girls with disabilities are fully taken into account. 

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