Equality and Non-discrimination

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These resources look at the work of ESCR-Net member Participation and Practice of Rights based in Northern Ireland (UK). 

In particular, the article attached explores the ways in which marginalised groups in Northern Ireland have employed and translated for practical use human rights...

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The UK is a profoundly unequal society. This distribution of income is more unequal than the average in both the EU and the Euro area (source: Eurostat; data from 2015). The UK’s Gini coefficient is 32.4, where 0 means absolute equality and 100 means that all income is...

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The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), recently published a report on BRICS, an acronym for a political/...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

The Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN) launched a WUNRN-Shadow Report Learning Module. The document provides guidance on how to write WUNRN shadow reports on the status of women from the viewpoint of religion and traditions. This Module also posits tools and...

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) published a practical guide on using CEDAW to secure women’s land and property...

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The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women launched a toolkit for reporting to CEDAW on trafficking in women and exploitation of migrant women workers. The toolkit explores the main purposes of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published "A tool for gender-sensitive agriculture and rural development policy and programme formulation" which consists of guidelines for ministries of agriculture and the FAO. The publication acknowledges...

The Fundación para el Desarollo de Políticas Sustentables (FUNDEPS) proposes quotas as a way to ensure that males to not have a majority in...