Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Women’s Rights are Human Rights : Accountability and Resources; Recommendation 1

a)      Resource full commitment and implementation of CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action, UN Resolution 1325 and all human rights instruments as the global policy framework for women’s rights, empowerment, and gender equality and ensure mainstreaming across all post-2015 SDGs and frame as a stand-alone goal.

b)      Adequately fund women’s organizations and civil society for advancing and implementing the commitments of the Beijing Platform for Action and the post-2015 agenda.

c)      Implement and enforce existing laws and policies that protect human rights for all women, every minute and everywhere, especially for girls, young women and older women, ethnic minorities, indigenous women, Roma women and girls, women with disabilities, rural women, and LGBTI persons.

d)      Ensure access to justice redress and remedial actions in cases of violations of women’s human rights, including by developing and fully funding legal aid systems, accessible to all women especially in rural areas and vulnerable situations, and supporting the legal literacy of all women and girls.

e)      Ensure the collection of comprehensive gender, age and disability disaggregated data in all statistical fields.

f)       Ensure full civil and birth registration for all.

Recommendation 1 from the NGO Forum review of the Beijing Platform for Action

The Geneva NGO Forum appreciates the extensive volunteer support and contributions of women’s and feminist organizations and individuals, as well as all the partners that supported the Beijing+20 NGO Review especially the Governments of Switzerland, the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Canada, the Netherlands, and the USA, among others. We deeply extend our gratitude to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) and UN Women for their collaboration. The forum was convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Geneva. Further information is available on

  Fragmento de obra de Roberto Noboa

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