GENEVA (22 February 2016) – The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to hear information on the situation of women in the Czech Republic, Vanuatu, Haiti and Tanzania, whose reports will be considered this week. NGOs from the Czech Republic included Czech Women’s Lobby, League of Human Rights and European Roma Rights Centre. Full briefing here.
Shadow Report for CEDAW Committee is now available for download from czlobby.cz
The Czech Women’s Lobby (CWL), as a network of 28 NGO’s and academic institutions focusing on
gender equality, submits this Shadow report with regard to the consideration of the Sixth Periodic
Report submitted by the Czech Republic to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of
Discrimination against Women, under Article 18 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination
of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (hereafter “Convention”). The considered reporting
period is from 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2014, with some exceptions where the relevant information
is provided as of the end of 2015.
The Shadow report structures a number of human rights abuses, cases of discrimination, as well as
inadequate or questionable laws, policies and practices in several areas pursuant to the Articles of
the Convention. The submitted text is not comprehensive; it does not cover all the areas of the
Convention. The Shadow report is submitted for the 63rd session of the United Nations Committee on
the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.