Templates on women and land, housing and natural resources
Find below templates for parallel reporting on women’s rights related to land, housing and natural resources. The templates contain key questions, resources and recommendations on parallel reporting to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination.
Guides on parallel reporting
Find useful guides that might help you shape your parallel report:
Claiming Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ESCR-Net, IWRAW-AP (2013)
A tool for gender-sensitive agriculture and rural development policy and program formulation
Using CEDAW to Secure Women’s Land and Property Rights: A Practical Guide
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2014)
A Toolkit for Reporting to CEDAW on Trafficking in Women and Exploitation of Migrant Women Workers
Global Alliance of Traffic in Women (2011)
Shadow report guidelines on women and work
Guidelines for Writing on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Shadow/Alternative Reports
ESCR-Net, IWRAW-AP (2010)
The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle: Practical tricks and tips to strengthen the quality and impact of your human rights alternative reporting to the United Nations
Netherlands Helsinki Committee
Holding Government to Account: A Guide to Shadow Reporting on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
Amnesty International (2014)
WUNRN-Shadow Report Learning Module
Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN)
Guía para la elaboración de reportes alternativos al Comité para la Eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer.
Effective Use of International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
International Disability Alliance (2010)
UN Human Rights Committee Participation in the Reporting Process: Guidelines For Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Centre for Civil and Political Rights (2010)
Examples of parallel reports
Find below examples of parallel reports to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. These examples take a gender and intersectional perspective, from both ESCR-Net member organizations and other NGOs. These may be helpful to you in developing your own parallel reports, and in finding out more about ESCR issues currently experienced by women around the world.
Click here to see parallel reports sent to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrmination Against Women Committee
Click here to see parallel reports sent to the Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
If you have other guides or examples of parallel reports focused on women’s ESCR, please share these with the Women and ESCR and the Monitoring working groups coordinators, Viviana Osorio, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Francesca Feruglio email@example.com.
In this guide
- What is UN Treaty Body reporting?
- What are states obligations regarding economic, social and cultural rights?
- Why engage in parallel reporting?
- Choosing the relevant Treaty Body
- How the reporting process works
- Engaging with treaty bodies before, during and after the review cycle
- Follow-up procedures
- Using a human rights-based approach to data collection
- Tips for developing your parallel report
- What kinds data to include?
You can offer and seek support from ESCR-Net members on parallel reporting, before, during and after the review cycle.
Read about how ESCR-Net members have used parallel reporting in their work