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).
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