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Discrimination Against Women in Law in Practice

Reception with the UN Working Group

UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice.

This week, new members of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice will meet the Geneva Gender Community at Women@theTable to share new perspectives on their work going forward in 2018 and beyond.


The Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva, the Mission of Colombia to the UN in Geneva, Women@TheTable and International Gender Champions are co-hosting this event to meet the second cohort of global experts selected from around the world: Alda FACIO (Costa Rica) Chair, Elizabeth BRODERICK (Australia), Ivana Radačić (Croatia), Meskerem Geset TECHANE, and Melissa UPRETI (Nepal/USA) 


The Working Group was established in 2010 during the 15th session of the Human Rights Council by a Resolution promoted by Mexico and Colombia to identify, promote and exchange views on best practices to eliminate laws that discriminate against women. The Working Group makes recommendations to States on how to end gender inequalities in law and practice, and identifies good practices related to the elimination of laws that discriminate against women or are discriminatory to women. The 2017 Report of the WG found here.


In January 2018, the five global experts of the Working Group will meet together for the first time in Geneva in order to define their priorities for the years to come. We are hosting this informal reception to discuss their objectives as members of the Working Group.

"Gender equality, is not only a human rights matter, but an essential element of democracy and global justice. Gender equality is a precondition for more just, secure and sustainable societies."

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