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Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, A/HRC/26/39, 1 April 2014

III. Thematic analysis: eliminating discrimination against women in economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

B. Current state of legislation, structural and cultural barriers and Accountability[4]

8. Intersectionality and poverty

24. Although women at all economic levels, in high-, middle- and low-income countries, suffer from discrimination, they have primary responsibility for the provision of care and are victims of violence. Women are not a homogenous group, and their experience varies greatly between regions, countries, socioeconomic classes within countries and their identities as members of minorities, migrants, girl children, older women, or on account of single parenthood, disabilities or sexual identity, among others.

Link to full text of the report: Report-WGWomen-2014-eng


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  1. 4. This section draws upon the background papers by Sandra Fredman and Mayra Gomez. See also the bibliography for this section.