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Violence against Women, Trafficking, Prostitution, and Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers [Report]

Below is a human rights report for the 63rd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The report, incorporating views by prominent Haitian women’s rights activists and input from BAI lawyers, presents a rare opportunity to bring forward these viewpoints and voices of Haitian civil society before the CEDAW committee, which will review Haiti in Geneva on February 25. The report covers issues including gender-based violence, access to justice, and sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers. Part of the report is below. Click HERE for the full text. Cliquez ICI pour la version française. Violence against Women, Trafficking, Prostitution, and Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, and 8 other groups January 22, 2016 I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. This report considers and informs on the real […]

Gender Issues Facing Women and Girls [Report]

Below is a human rights report for the 63rd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The report, incorporating views by prominent Haitian women’s rights activists and input from BAI lawyers, presents a rare opportunity to bring forward these viewpoints and voices of Haitian civil society before the CEDAW committee, which will review Haiti in Geneva on February 25. The report covers issues of low representation of women in political life, sexual harassment and other derogatory treatment in work, the disproportionate impact of cholera on women, and problems facing rural women. Part of the report is below. Click HERE for the full text. Gender Issues Facing Women and Girls Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Gender Action, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Li, Li, Li! Read January 22, 2016 I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. This report considers […]

Submission on LBT Rights for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

MADRE, a group that demands rights, resources and results for women worldwide, and has collaboarated with BAI on rape accountability, submitted this report on human rights violations committed against LBT persons in Haiti. The submission was made in collaboration with FASCDIS, SEROvie, MADRE, IGLHRC and CUNY Law School and submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. June 15, 2015 Attention: CEDAW Secretariat OHCHR – Palais Wilson 52, rue de Paquis CH – 1201 Geneva 10 Switzerland Sent via email to cedaw@ohchr.org Re: Submission to the Pre-Sessional working group of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for the adoption of list of issues for the Government of Haiti 63rd Session (27-31 July 2015) This letter is submitted to you by Femmes en Action Contre la Stigmatisation et la Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS); SEROvie; the International Gay and Lesbian […]

IADL Statement for Committee on the Status of Women

IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom delivered this statement at the Committee on the Status of Women. It includes discussion of the need for elimination of all forms of violence against women, implementation of laws and resolutions towards that goal, and gender equality. The statement was made on behalf of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which BAI is a member. March 17, 2015 Oral Statement: CSW59 “Beijing+20″ Presented by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the Member Organisations of the Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women to the participants of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women: Considering the political declaration of CSW59 2015; Considering the urgency of unrestricted implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the UN Member States; …   Click HERE for the pdf.

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: Haiti (UN)

From the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 2008-CEDAW-state-party-report

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