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Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, A/HRC/19/53, 26 December 2011

III. GENDER-SENSITIVE HOUSING LAW, POLICY AND PROGRAMMING: THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING FROM A GENDER-EQUALITY PERSPECTIVE Accessibility 50. In order to ensure that housing is accessible to all groups of women, it is similarly important for housing law, policy and programmes to reflect the needs of women who may be especially disadvantaged and who encounter […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/SGP/CO/4, 10 August 2011: Singapore

21. The Committee reiterates its concern about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men within the family and society at large. In this regard, the Committee is particularly concerned that, despite the legal equality accorded to spouses, discriminatory traditional cultural attitudes that continue to utilize […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/CRI/CO/5-6, 2 August 2011: Costa Rica

40. The Committee takes note of the establishment of regulations aiming to respect the identity of transgender women in the identity photograph cards issued by the Civil Registry Office. However, it expresses its concern about discrimination in the State party against lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in access to education, employment and health-care services. […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/17/26, 2 May 2011

II. MULTIPLE AND INTERSECTING FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN B. Forms, causes and consequences 21. It has been acknowledged that violence results from a complex interplay of individual, family, community and social factors, and that, even though all women are at risk of violence in every society in the world, not all women […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/BLR/CO/7, 6 April 2011: Belarus

41. The Committee is concerned about the lack of disaggregated data on the situation of women who typically face multiple forms of discrimination, such as older women, women with disabilities, women belonging to minorities, including Roma women, and lesbians, and who are particularly vulnerable to violence and abuse. 42. The Committee recommends that the State […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/16/44/Add.3, 7 March 2011

II. QUESTIONNAIRE Questions on women human rights defenders and those working on women’s rights and gender issues: risks, security and protection. It would be deeply appreciated if responses were brief. They may be submitted in bullet- points if preferred. For non-Governmental organizations (NGOs), should they so wish, their identity will remain confidential (only the country […]