July 8, 2013 - 9:00am

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women met for its 55th session from 8-26 July 2013.

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The CEDAW Committee also adopted lists of issues on Bahrain, Cameroon, Finland, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Qatar which will be shortly posted on the Committee’s website.

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The CEDAW Committee held a public panel discussion on Gender and Development on 12 July, and on HIV/AIDS on 25 July.

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At its next 56th session, the CEDAW Committee will be holding a half day of general discussion on Rural Women on 7 October 2013 from 10 to 1pm in Room XVI of Palais des Nations. The Committee’s concept note on rural women recognises that “Women in rural areas with mental and physical disabilities may experience double discrimination based on their gender and disability. This may be compounded by a lack of appropriate health services in rural areas. State parties should therefore, systematically monitor the situation of women with disabilities in rural areas and develop policies and programmes to ensure the human rights and dignity of rural women with disabilities.” The Committee has launched a call for written contributions on the theme of rural women which can be sent to the Committee secretariat by 20 September 2013 in English, French or Spanish (not exceeding 10 pages). For more information, visit the Committee’s website.

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The state review sessions as well as the Committee’s panel discussions were webcast live and have been archived for viewing at www.treatybodywebcast.org/category/webcast-archives/cedaw-webcast-archives/


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