Briefing papers on land, work and health launched by Women and ESCR Working Group in Arabic

On August 31, ESCR-Net’s Working Group on Women and ESCR launched a series of briefing papers in Arabic.

The briefing papers present specific and systemic challenges to the realization of women’s ESCR in practice and explore progressive approaches to the application of a substantive equality perspective. The papers draw primarily upon ESCR-Net members’ work in different areas, and are further informed by dialogue with other experts in this field. They were prepared for the Working Group’s consultation with members of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Committee on ESCR on ‘Women and economic, social and cultural rights: current challenges and opportunities for advancement,’ which took place in Geneva on 7 November 2015.

The papers, which focus on women’s human rights with regards to LandHealth and Work, were originally launched in English and in Spanish at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), via an event on advancing women’s human rights and substantive equality in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The CSW event, which was attended by over 100 women’s rights advocates, government representatives and UN agencies, featured presentations by members of ESCR-Net’s Women and ESCR-Net Working Group: Ximena Andión Ibáñez (Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir), Mayra Gomez (Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), Charlene May (Legal Resources Centre) and Rebecca Brown (Center for Reproductive Rights).

The Briefing Papers are available to download in English here: