UN set to review Australia’s record on women’s rights – and may find it wanting

Australia’s record on women’s rights is being reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva on July 2-3. The committee will review Australia’s compliance with our obligations under the women’s rights treaty – the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Australia has a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. It was elected on a bid built on five pillars, including gender equality and Indigenous people’s rights.

However, we’re seeing little improvement on women’s rights and a concerning deterioration in some areas.

What are the key issues we expect the committee to raise?

-The human rights framework in Australia
-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls
-Violence against women
-Sexual harassment of women
– Refugee women and girls

https://theconversation.com/un-set-to-review-australias-record-on-womens-rights-and-may-find-it-wanting-98552

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