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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/MKD/CO/4-5, 1 March 2013: Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

10. While noting that discrimination based on sex is prohibited by Article 9 of the Constitution, the 2010 Law for Prevention and Protection Against Discrimination and the 2012 Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, the Committee is concerned at the failure of the State Party to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the grounds of […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/NZL/CO/7, 27 July 2012: New Zealand

34. The Committee commends the State party for its advocacy on the protection of women’s sexual and reproductive health rights and prevention of maternal mortality. The Committee notes with concern, however, the convoluted abortion laws which require women to get certificates from two certified consultants before an abortion can be performed, thus making women dependent […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/20/16, 23 May 2012

III. GENDER-RELATED KILLINGS OF WOMEN 14. In this report, the Special Rapporteur addresses the topic of gender-related killings of women whether they occur in the family or the community or are perpetrated or condoned by the State. Globally, the prevalence of different manifestations of such killings is increasing, and a lack of accountability for such […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/20/16/Add.4, 16 May 2012

III. OVERVIEW OF DISCUSSIONS B. Manifestations and causes of gender-motivated killings of women: current trends and regional perspectives (session 1) 12. In this session, presenters discussed the prevalence, manifestations and causes of gender-motivated killings of women in different parts of the world, drawing upon specific national or regional trends, particularities and recent developments. This included […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/ZWE/CO/2-5, 23 March 2012: Zimbabwe

23. While noting the adoption of the new Domestic Violence Act in 2006, the Committee expresses its concern at the high prevalence of violence against women in the State party, in particular domestic and sexual violence, which remains, in many cases, underreported, as well as at the lack of statistical data disaggregated by sex, and […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/NOR/CO/8, 23 March 2012: Norway

33. While noting the elaboration of a bill “prohibiting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity”, which will be presented to the Parliament in 2013, and the establishment of the national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Knowledge Centre in 2011, the Committee is concerned at the discrimination in the State party against lesbian, […]