India’s combined 4th and 5th periodic report up for review at the 58th session of the CEDAW

At the 58th session of the CEDAW, to be held in Geneva in July, 2014, India’s combined periodic report (4th and 5th) will be up for review before the Committee. You can find the entire periodic report submitted by the Indian government here.

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Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women submits report on India based on her country mission in 2013

The SR on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo has submitted her report on her country mission to India, from 22nd April to 1st May on 2013. In the report, the Special Rapporteur examines violence against women in the country, including root causes and consequences, and the implications of such violence on the effective exercise of human rights by […]

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UN SR on extreme poverty and human rights submits report on unpaid care work

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona submitted a report on women care workers whose contribution usually goes unrecognised, and almost always unremunerated. The report notes that unequal responsibilities in care work (including domestic work) stand as a barrier to gender equality, especially amongst women who live in poverty, […]

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