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On April 17-19, 2013, ESCR-Net and the Center for Human Rights and Development brought together lawyers, experts, and community leaders from Mongolia to enhance knowledge about the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; build networks of solidarity and support among lawyers and activists and support Mongolian organizations to identify potential cases that could be advanced under the OP-ICESCR.

This factsheet provides a basic overview of the content of economic, social and cultural rights for women. 

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

This Resource Guide aims to improve the existing knowledge and understanding of activists and lawyers on international norms and standards, such as substantive equality, to support effective advocacy on women’s economic, social and cultural rights.

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

Born on 4 May 1987, LMR is a young woman living with her mother, VDA in Argentina. She has a mental impairment and has a mental age between 8 and 10 years old.. During a hospital visit she was found to be pregnant. Under section 82.6 of the Argentinean Criminal Code abortion is legal where the pregnancy is the result of the rape of a mentally impaired woman. LMR filed a police complaint and scheduled an abortion. Her abortion was prevented by an injunction against the hospital. LMR appealed unsuccessfully to the Civil Court.

The Women and ESCR Working Group of ESCR-Net collectively developed a short submission for CEDAW's Day of Discussion on Access to Justice. 

The Women’s ESCR Working Group focuses on activities in the following areas: Capacity-Building, Resource Creation, Norm Development, and Networking.

The case was presented by the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) to the Constitutional Court in light of the non-enforcement of a previous decision that established guidelines against sexual harassment at the work place in India: Vishaka vs.

The Monitoring Tool, produced by member Center for Reproductive Rights, provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights.

Country: 
Mexico
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Lebanon
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR