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SOGI UN source Archives: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/ESP/CO/7-8, 24 July 2015: Spain

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Education 26. The Committee is concerned that women and girls continue to choose fields of education that are traditionally female-dominated (only 26.4 per cent of students enrolled in engineering and architecture and 9.8 per cent enrolled in sports studies are women) and that they remain underrepresented in technical […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/VCT/CO/4-8, 24 July 2015: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Violence against women 20.The Committee welcomes the adoption in April 2015 of the Domestic Violence Act, which broadens the definition of domestic violence by including not only physical violence but also sexual, psychological and economic violence. The Committee also notes with appreciation the adoption in 2015 of an […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/NAM/CO/4-5, 24 July 2015: Namibia

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Education 30. The Committee welcomes the revision of the Teenage Pregnancy Policy of 2009 on the prevention and management of pregnancy and the provision of life skills as a subject in schools which, among other things, is focused on the dangers and effects of teenage pregnancy. The Committee […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/GMB/CO/4-5, 24 July 2015: Gambia

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Education 32. The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: (e) The lack of adequate gender and age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health rights education in schools; 33. […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/HRV/CO/4-5, 15 July 2015: Croatia

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women 38. The Committee notes with concern discrimination, including by the judiciary and law enforcement personnel, against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, in addition to the inadequacy of measures taken to combat hate speech against them, including the tendency to prosecute such offences under […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/KGZ/CO/4, 6 March 2015: Kyrgyzstan

C. Principle (sic) areas of concern and recommendations Definition of discrimination against women and discriminatory laws 9. The Committee notes the adoption of a new Constitution by the State party in 2010 and of the Law on State Guarantees of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women, of 2008, which provides a definition of […]