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Gender and women's human rights

Relevant resolutions of the CHR

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
E/CN.4/2005/L.47

Links

OHCHR Policy Statement

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

CEDAW Committee

UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

Relevant documents and publications

Concepts underlying gender mainstreaming

Inventory of United Nations resources on women, peace and security

REPORT OF THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN (Beijing 1995)

Beijing +5
Women 2000:
Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

UNIFEM: Gender, HIV and Human Rights: A Training Manual

In resolution 2002/50 the Commission on Human Rights invited the special procedures to regularly and systematically take a gender perspective into account in the implementation of their mandates and to include in their reports information on and qualitative analysis of human rights of women and girls, and encouraged the strengthening of cooperation and coordination between these procedures and mechanisms.

1. Special Procedures Reports

  • Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
Issues in focus

Over-representation of Aboriginals – particularly Aboriginal women - among the prison population. Mission to Canada, Report E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.2 (para. 51)

  • Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Women members of the ethnic minority in rural areas. Report E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.2 (para. 41)

Mission to Mozambique, Report E/CN.4/2005/51/Add.2
Mission to Peru, Report E/CN.4/2005/51/Add.3
Mission to Romania, Report E/CN.4/2005/51/Add.4

Traditional practices affecting the health of women and girls, Report E/CN.4/2004/49 (paras. 32-39)

  • Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Status of women. Mission to Algeria, Report E/CN.4/2003/66/Add.1 (paras. 108-120)

Étude sur la liberté de religion ou de conviction et la condition de la femme au regard de la religion et des traditions, Report E/CN.4/2002/73/Add.2

Status of women. Situation in Bangladesh , Report A/55/280/Add.2 (para. 74-82)

  • Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Girls’ right to education, Report E/CN.4/2006/45

Focusing on girls and schools and on access to sex education, Report E/CN.4/2004/45 (paras. 29-42)

Mission to China, Report E/CN.4/2004/45/Add.1

Mission to Colombia, Report E/CN.4/2004/45/Add.2

Report E/CN.4/2002/60 (para. 40)

War as a gender issue (paras. 46-47), Report E/CN.4/2001/52

  • Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Gender and the right to food, Report A/58/330 (paras. 12-26)

Report E/CN.4/2002/58/Add.1 (para. 24)

  • Special Representative of the Secretary General on human rights defenders

Women human rights defenders, Report E/CN.4/2006/95 (paras. 10-11)

Women human rights defenders and women’s rights defenders, Mission to Occupied Palestinian Territory, Report E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.3 (paras. 67, 88)

Women’s rights defenders, Mission to Nigeria, Report E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.2 (paras. 85-87)

Women human rights defenders, Report E/CN.4/2002/106 (paras. 80-94)

  • Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion

E/CN.4/2001/64 (paras. 72-76)

  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Domestic workers, Report E/CN.4/2004/76 (paras. 27, 29-31, 33, 42-44)

  • Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context

Mission to Peru, Report E/CN.4/2004/48/Add.1

Mission to Afghanistan, Report E/CN.4/2004/48/Add.2

This study, submitted in accordance with Commission resolution 2002/49 on women’s equal ownership of, access to and control over land and the equal rights to own property and to adequate housing, attempts to outline some significant issues facing women in the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing. Report E/CN.4/2003/55

Gender discrimination in housing and land rights, Report E/CN.4/2001/51 (paras. 66-68)

Missions to Kyrgyzstan,Report E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.3 (paras. 60-61; para. 87) and to Ecuador, Report E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.2 (paras. 16, d; 28). The Special Rapporteur stresses that until a better balance is achieved it may be relevant to introduce affirmative action measures, with a view to enhancing the participation of women and ethnic minorities in the judiciary at all levels.

  • Special Rapporteur on the sale of children

Commercial sexual exploitation, Report E/CN.4/2006/67 (paras. 39,54, 58, 127)

Discrimination against Roma girls and Muslim women, Mission to Greece, Report E/CN.4/2006/67/Add.3 (paras. 82; 121)

Mission to Albania, Report E/CN.4/2006/67/Add.2 (paras. 41-42, 99-100)

Stigmatization of victims of trafficking, Report E/CN.4/2006/67/Add. 2 (paras. 99-100)

Report E/CN.4/2004/9 (paras. 115-125)

Country Visits
  • Special Rapporteur on the question of torture

Report A/59/324 (para. 52-53)

Gender-specific forms of torture, Report A/55/290 (paras. 5-9),

Gender-specific forms of torture, Report A/54/426 (para. 39)

Report E/CN.4/1995/34 (paras. 15-24)

  • Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Reports of the Working Group contain gender disaggregated data for communications sent

  • Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Violations of the right to life of women, Report E/CN.4/2004/7 (paras. 66-71)

Mission to Afghanistan, Report E/CN.4/2003/3/Add.4

Violations of the right to life of women, Report E/CN.4/2002/74 (paras. 46-52)

Traditional practices affecting the right to life - “honour killings”, Report E/CN.4/2000/3 (paras. 78-84)

  • Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

Mission to Mexico, Report E/CN.4/2004/86/Add.3

Mission to Turkey, Report E/CN.4/2003/86/Add.2

  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples

Mission to Colombia, Report E/CN.4/2005/88/Add.2

Discrimination and the justice system, Report E/CN.4/2004/80

Mission to Mexico, Report E/CN.4/2004/80/Add.2

Mission to Chile, Report E/CN.4/2004/80/Add.3

Mission to Guatemala, Report E/CN.4/2003/90/Add.2

Mission to Philippines, Report E/CN.4/2003/90/Add.3

  • Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan

Gender and the rights of women, Report A/57/309 (paras. 44–47)

Women’s rights, Report E/CN.4/2002/43 (paras. 45-47)

  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General for human rights in Cambodia

Situation of women, Report E/CN.4/2001/103 (paras. 68-71)

  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Report A/58/219 (paras. 41-44, 58-59)

2. Other related resources

Report of the Secretary General "Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective". E/CN.4/2005/68 ( Steps taken by the Commission on Human Rights and its mechanisms and procedures. Section I paras. 10-21)

Report of the Secretary General "Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective". E/CN.4/2004/64 ( Steps taken by the Commission on Human Rights and its mechanisms and procedures. Section I paras. 4-18);

Report of the Secretary General "Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective" E/CN.4/2003/72 ( Steps taken by the Commission on Human Rights and its mechanisms and procedures. Section II paras. 4-29)

Report of the Secretary General "Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective"E/CN.4/2002/81 ( Human rights mechanisms and procedures. (paras. 39-60)

Report on the joint work plan of the Division for the Advancement of Women and OHCHR E/CN.4/2003/73-E/CN.6/2003/5

Expert group meeting on the development of guidelines for the integration of gender perspectives into human rights activities and programmes (Geneva, 3-7 July 1995) E/CN.4/1996/105 (Other human rights mechanisms, procedure and programmes, Section IV paras. 56-67)

3. OHCHR related publications

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