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Presentation of reports followed by an interactive dialogue: Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (E/CN.4/2006/56 and Corr.1 and Add.1), Report of the Independent Expert on minority issues (E/CN.4/2006/74), Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples (E/CN.4/2006/78 and Add.1-5)

Human Rights Council, Second session, Summary Record of the Third Meeting, A/HRC/2/SR.3, October 3, 2006

15.   She [36] was devoting close attention to the particular situations of women in minority groups. Minority women and girls faced multiple forms of discrimination compounded by gender, which made them particularly vulnerable to violations and denials of their rights in public and private life. Other individuals within minority communities might face additional discrimination based on disability or the fact that their sexual identity challenged social or cultural norms.

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  1.  Ms. McDOUGALL (Independent Expert on minority issues)