Gender Equality; Empowering Women through Education

Countries have made progress in promoting and protecting women's rights but important challenges remain in achieving equality, according to a member of a UN expert body that monitors discrimination against women. Nicole Ameline, vice chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, says access to education is one area for improvement. She spoke to journalists in New York on Monday following her address to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. "Women … [Read more...]

BAHAMAS Reports ‘Steady Progress’ in Improving Situation of Women

Bahamas Reports ‘Steady Progress’ in Improving Situation of Women in Appearance before Anti-Discrimination Committee Expert Members Express Concern about Absence of Special Temporary Measures   Despite high unemployment, rising crime and socio-economic woes arising from the global financial crisis and natural disasters, the Bahamas had steadily improved the lot of its women through a range of legal reforms, awareness-raising campaigns and action plans, members of the country’s … [Read more...]

Mexico Gaining Ground in Efforts to End ‘Femicide’, Other Violence against Women

Mexico Gaining Ground in Efforts to End 'Femicide', Other Violence against Women, Delegation Tells Anti-Discrimination Committee   Expert Members Concerned about Abortion Laws Murder of Human Rights Defenders, Low Education for Indigenous Women   Through a “juridical revolution” and a range of comprehensive assistance programmes, Mexico was gaining ground in its bid to end violence against women, including murder, bolster their political representation at the most … [Read more...]

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