Discussion Forum by Category: Gender Equality
Page 1Women and Human Rights
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OHCHR have opted to structure its theme to compliment other on-line discussions moderated by sister agencies. The ┐Women and Human Rights┐ on-line discussion will thus focus on and around issues of accountability and access to justice. The discussion will start on 1 February and end on 28 February and will address the following sub-themes;
- National legal frameworks ┐ challenges, trends and best practices with respect to legal protection of women's human rights (Week 1);
- Accountability ┐ challenges, trends and best practices with respect to ensuring accountability for violations of human rights of women, including violence against women (Week 2);
- Access to justice ┐ challenges, trends and best practices with respect to women┐s access to justice (Week 3);
- Summary, wrap-up and observations (Week 4).
The discussion on "Women and Human Rights" organized by OHCHR is part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000); and is coordinated by WomenWatch, an inter-agency project of the United Nations Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality and a unique electronic gateway to web-based information on all United Nations entities' work and the outcomes of the United Nations┐ intergovernmental processes for the promotion of gender equality and women┐s empowerment.
Dates: 1 Feb 2010 - 28 Feb 2010
Published on 20 Jan 0024, Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [ UN ENTITY ]