Working Group on Women and ESCR prepares to participate at their 7th session of OHCHR Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice, which will be held in New York City, from 1 to 5 July 2013
The OHCHR Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice was established by the Human Rights Council in September 2010, to identify good practices that have been transformative in relation to eliminating discrimination against women in law and in practice, to study the way and means to implement and improve existing legislation on equality and human rights, and to make recommendations towards achieving gender equality and empowerment for women. For 2013-2014, the Working Group has decided to focus on discrimination against women in law and in practice in economic and social life, including during times of economic crisis.
The Working Group invited ESCR-Net’s Working Group on Women and ESCR to participate in its upcoming consultation in New York City, from 1 to 5 July 2013, due to its collective efforts to advance substantive equality—at the intersection of women’s rights and ESCR—via an intersectional approach attentive to differently positioned women around the world. We believe this is a good opportunity for our Network to contribute the experience and analysis of our Members around the world.
In preparation for this consultation, the UN Working Group has circulated a survey on the complex and diverse aspects of women’s economic and social life to a wide range of stakeholders, including States. ESCR-Net Members are welcome and encouraged to complete it, highlighting information from your country/ region. In addition, Members of the ESCR-Net Working Group on Women and ESCR will attend the session in New York City, and will collectively present input and recommendations. If you would be willing to complete the survey or interested in helping to formulate input and recommendations, please contact Graciela Dede, at WESCR[at]escr-net.org. We would welcome your contributions and engagement!