October 3, 2011 - 9:00am

The CEDAW Committee held its 50th session from 3 – 21 October 2011.

More information on this session.

IDA’s disability analysis of the Concluding Observations, IDA’s disability analysis of the State reports and IDA’s recommendations for Concluding Observations.

General Comment/Recommendation

The CRC and CEDAW Committees are in the process of elaborating a General Comment/Recommendation on harmful practices. In response to a call out for papers on the subject, IDA made a submission highlighting the harmful practices targeted at persons with disabilities, and in particular women and girls with disabilities. IDA’s submission and Committees’ webpage dedicated to the General Comment/Recommendation.

Pre-Sessional Working Group

The CEDAW Committee held its Pre-Sessional Working Group from 24-28 October in which it adopted Lists of Issues on the Bahamas, Bulgaria, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand and Samoa. The Lists of Issues will shortly be available on the Committee’s website.


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