This document presents the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the third and fourth periodic report of Algeria. The Committee welcomes the consolidated reports by the State party, which was detailed and generally complied with the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of reports, albeit it lacked some specific sex disaggregated data. The Committee notes a participatory process in the preparation of the report, coordinated by the inter-ministerial working group and involving various ministries and national and local associations active in the field of human rights. However, there was neither any indication of whether or not the draft report was submitted to the Parliament nor any indication of whether or not there was any input by non-governmental organizations, despite the recommendation in this regard in the Committee’s previous concluding observations.
This document presents a report submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of Iraq. This report covers the period from 1998 to the end of 2010, that is the period of the fourth, fifth and sixth reports of the Republic of Iraq. To prepare this synthesis report, a sectoral commission was formed with broad representation from the relevant ministries
Ce document présente l’examen des rapports soumis par les États parties en application de l’article 18 de la Convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes-Iraq. Le présent rapport couvre la période allant de 1998 à la fin de 2010, soit la période correspondant aux quatrième, cinquième et sixième rapports périodiques de la République d’Iraq. Pour établir ce rapport de synthèse, un comité intersectoriel a été constitué dans lequel tous les ministères compétents étaient largement représentés. Présidé par le Ministère des droits de l’homme, cet organe comprenait en outre des représentants des ministères suivants: affaires étrangères, affaires féminines (secrétariat d’État), travail et affaires sociales, éducation, enseignement supérieur et recherche scientifique, santé, Intérieur, finances et planification. Le Comité a en outre sollicité, et pris en compte dans le rapport, les vues des représentants d’autres institutions, ainsi que celles des représentants d’organisations non gouvernementales (ONG).
This document presents a list of issues an questions in relation to the initial report of Qatar. The initial report (CEDAW/C/QAT/1) indicates that organized civil society activity in the State party is a new phenomenon and that to date no women’s association has been formed in the State party (para. 45).1 According to the information before the Committee, there is no environment conducive to the establishment of non-governmental organizations in the State party, and national legislation imposes restrictions and heavy costs and therefore makes registration difficult for women’s-rights organizations. Please indicate whether the State party has plans to amend its national legislation to create an enabling environment conducive to the establishment of women’s-rights non-governmental organizations, which is important for the promotion of gender equality. Please indicate whether the report was adopted by the Government and presented to the Parliament
Ce document présente le rapport du comité pour l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes concernant la liste des questions du Qatar. Le rapport initial du Qatar indique que les activités organisées de la société civile sont un phénomène nouveau dans l’État partie et qu’aucune association féminine n’y a encore été constituée à ce jour. Selon les informations dont dispose le Comité, l’environnement n’est pas propice à la création d’ONG dans l’État partie, la législation nationale imposant des restrictions et des frais élevés, ce qui ne facilite pas l’enregistrement des organisations en faveur des droits des femmes. Indiquer si l’État partie prévoit de modifier sa législation nationale pour créer un climat favorable à la création d’ONG de défense des droits des femmes, ce qui est important pour promouvoir l’égalité des sexes. Indiquer si le rapport a été adopté par le Gouvernement et présenté au Parlement.
This document presents a joint research report on Shifting Sands Changing gender roles among refugees in Lebanon. The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with almost two million people having fled to neighboring countries in the hope of escaping the violence. Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to enter Lebanon each week, putting increasing pressure on the ability of host communities and aid agencies to provide them with support. The situation has created intense levels of stress for refugees, as in many cases they are forced to take on new responsibilities at odds with their traditional gendered social roles. In order to understand these changing roles, Oxfam and the ABAAD – Resource Centre for Gender Equality conducted a gender situation and vulnerability assessment among Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees from Syria now living in Lebanon. The findings are presented in this report, which aims to contribute to an improved understanding of the gendered impact of the Syrian conflict and subsequent displacement on refugees now in Lebanon. The report concludes with detailed recommendations for development and humanitarian practitioners and donor agencies, to help them design and implement gender- sensitive programming that addresses these shifting gender roles and helps to minimize stress and tensions among refugee populations (at individual, household and community levels) and between refugee and host communities.
This document represents a report on social and economic situation of Palestinian women. This report reviews the status of Palestinian women and girls during the period 2009-2010, focusing on political, social, economic and human rights developments. Building upon previously published research of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on Palestinian women and girls, and looking at the most recent data available, this report highlights their complex status, revealing both successes and setbacks in the midst of a militarized occupation, a political divideand an attempt at grass-roots State-building.
This document presents a report on Women’s rights and gender equality for sustainable development- Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region. This report has outlined the current situation of women's rights and gender equality in the Arab region and discusses the links between sustainable development and economic growth and the lack of equal opportunities between the sexes from a gender perspective. And it offers a range of recommendations for adjustments to be made on the policies pursued in the area of women's empowerment and to safeguard their rights and to achieve equality between men and women and the promotion of development, with a focus on policies relating to the productive sectors, wages, taxes and social protection, trade and investment.
This document presents The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).It is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 September 1981 and has been ratified by 189 states. Over fifty countries that have ratified the Convention have done so subject to certain declarations, reservations, and objections, including 38 countries who rejected the enforcement article 29, which addresses means of settlement for disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention. Australia's declaration noted the limitations on central government power resulting from its federal constitutional system. The United States and Palau have signed, but not ratified the treaty. The Holy See, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Tonga are not signatories to CEDAW.
This document presents Resolution 52-93 on the improvement of the status of women in rural areas, adopted by the General Assembly at the Fifty-Second Session. The General Assembly essentially invites member states to take account of the problems of rural women in their national development policies and programs; To raise rural women's awareness of their rights and their role in political and socio-economic development and to increase the participation of rural women in the decision-making process, to revise legislative texts so as to ensure equal access to Land and land control in order to end discrimination in land rights, grant non-precarious tenure rights to women and grant them unrestricted equal access to land and other forms of land Ownership, inter alia by inheritance, to invest in the development of the human resources of rural women, in particular through health, literacy and social protection programs; To promote and strengthen microfinance policies and programs, cooperatives and other sources of employment; And to include in national economic studies and statistics women's unpaid work and their contribution to agricultural and non-agricultural production, including income derived from the informal sector;
This document presents Resolution 62-136 on the improvement of the status of women in rural areas, adopted by the General Assembly at the Sixty-second Session. The General Assembly invites Member States to make efforts to improve the situation of rural women by integrating the gender dimension in development strategies at the national level; Regional and international levels through a variety of means, including increased cooperation and active concern for gender equality, rural women's participation in macroeconomic policy implementation and monitoring, political and socio- Economic empowerment of rural women and promoting consultation and participation of rural women in the formulation and implementation of gender and rural development programs and strategies, taking appropriate measures to eliminate all forms of Discrimination against rural women and mainstreaming a gender perspective in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programs, including fiscal policies, women's basic and health needs And the design and implementation of national policies for the promotion and protection of Rural women and girls of all human rights and freedoms and create an environment that does not tolerate violations of their rights, including domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in all its forms
This document presents Resolution 64-140 on the improvement of the status of women in rural areas, adopted by the General Assembly at the Sixty-Fourth Session. The General Assembly invites the Member States to create an environment conducive to the improvement of the situation of rural women and to ensure that their needs, priorities and contributions are systematically taken into account, in particular through increased cooperation and Actively involved in gender equality, and to ensure their full participation in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of macroeconomic policies; Promote the political and socio-economic empowerment of rural women; Gender mainstreaming in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programs, including fiscal policies, with increased attention to the needs of rural women, Integrating new opportunities Employment opportunities for rural women in all international and national strategies for development and poverty eradication; Launch programs to enable rural women and men to reconcile their work and family responsibilities and encourage men to share household chores and the education of children on an equal footing with women; Address the lack of recent, reliable and gender-disaggregated data, and take women's unpaid work into account in official statistics; Develop laws, revise existing ones and apply them to ensure that rural women are recognized for the full and equal rights of ownership and tenure, including through succession.
This document present Arab women in the sustainable development agenda 2015-2030. In the Arab region, numerous consultation meetings have been conducted to voice the priorities of the individual countries and the region as a whole. With the adoption of the SDGs, continuous efforts are needed at the regional level to assess on the capacity of Arab countries and the challenges they face in monitoring the implementation of the SDGs. From a gender equality perspective, each of the goals is exclusive in the area of coverage, yet gender as a cross-cutting issue is mainstreamed throughout the goals
This document present Arab Sustainable Development Report- Women’s Rights and Gender Equality for Sustainable Development: Discussing the Proposed SDGs within the Context of the Development Problematique in the Arab Region. This paper was prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) as a background paper contributing to the Arab Sustainable Development Report. It focuses on gender equality as a core element to achieve sustainable development. It tackles gender mainstreaming as a strategy to overcome gender inequalities. In addition, this paper discusses proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) that tackle the gender dimension within the context of the development problematique in Arab countries. This paper reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries and discusses the interface between sustainable development, economic growth, and inequalities from a gender-conscious perspective. This paper also provides recommendations in regard to selected policy changes that are needed in the Arab region to serve women’s rights and gender equality and justice and the sustainability of the development process, specifically focusing on policies regarding productive sectors, wage and tax, social protection, and trade and investment.
This document presents in brief Women's Access to Basic Services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates. The influx of Syrians in Jordan since the beginning of the Syrian crisis has resulted in increasingly scarce resources, overburdened infrastructure, and growing competition for livelihoods. Currently, development and humanitarian stakeholders have little access to data on how women and girls are impacted by these challenges.
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030,Arab countries are now expected to implement these goals and report on their performance within this new framework. The post 2015 international development agenda is set to deal with the unfinished business of the Millennium development Goals (MDGS) and to address the unacceptable and unsustainable levels of injustice and exploitation. Under the moto of “the road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet», the SDGS will be especially relevant for a region that has witnessed tremendous progress, but has suffered from drawback in the past few year, as a result of increasing violence and conflict. New research has emphasized the grievances and difficulties women pass through in times of hardship, especially since the Arab women continue to be the main caretaker of the children and families. In acknowledgement of women’s status globally, their historic contribution to their societies, and the structural issues of the system that continue to affect their lives and expectation, a stand-alone goal (Goal5) aiming to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” was agreed upon, in addition to growing a consensus of mainstreaming gender equality into the set of seventeen goals to be endorsed in a few months ‘time.
This review is the result of Brazil’s first systematic effort to evaluate the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is also an exercise of accountability, first and foremost before the Brazilian society, as regards our Government’s measures towards a more prosperous and fair Country, with opportunities for all - including for future generations. In implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, we respond faithfully to this spirit of listening and building together. In order to materialize the 2030 Agenda, the Brazilian government has adopted a participatory model, which benefits from contributions from the municipal, state and federal levels, as well as from varied social segments. Given the comprehensive and multidisciplinary nature of the 2030 Agenda, it could not be any different. This document also comprises an assessment of the challenges we still face in our struggle to eradicate poverty. It is, therefore, a working tool for all those dedicated to the cause of the 2030 Agenda.
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Resolution 70/1, transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This historic document lays out the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to mobilize global efforts to end poverty, foster peace, safeguard the rights and dignity of all people, and protect the planet.
The Global Goals brand is the cornerstone of all communication around the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. The branded information system is constructed to encourage engagement and collaboration. The basic system includes short names that summarizes the focus of the 17 goals together with individual colorful icons, a bright logotype and bold, easily recognizable typography. goal has been to create a positive, hopeful language that will be a constant thread through all the efforts to support the goals. We hope that the bold and colorful design will inspire and help carry the promise of a better world forward. The main purpose of the communication system is to spread awareness of the 17 goals, but in order to activate the Goals, it is essential that we understand the all-important 169 targets connected to them. They are the working mechanisms of the goals. They make up a list of our challenges ahead and should inspire to new thinking, creativity and innovation. They also helps the educational aspect of the goals by creating a better understanding of the bigger picture. If we let the target drive all our actions, it is fully possible to reach the 17 main goals by 2030.
This short booklet gives an overview of the SDGs and suggests some actions for coming years. The SDGs reflect an opportunity for us to come together to advocate ..... This booklet was produced by CAFOD, the Catholic development agency for England and Wales.