Women`s Agreement

A general opinion of the CEDAW committee could strengthen women`s commitment to fully implement resolutions 1325 and 1820 at the national and community level. Conversely, both resolutions continue to emphasize the importance of CEDAW in conflict zones. In other words, the three international instruments will strengthen each other and be much more effective if they are used together for the exploitation of women`s human rights. [10] The optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an ancillary agreement to the convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the competence of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review individual complaints. [42] The third general line of the Convention aims to broaden our understanding of the concept of human rights, as it formally recognizes the influence of culture and tradition on limiting the exercise of women`s fundamental rights. These forces take shape in stereotypes, customs and norms that entail a multitude of legal, political and economic constraints for the advancement of women. In the preamble to the Convention, it is brought to the attention of this correlation “that it is necessary to change the traditional role of men and the role of women in society and the family in order to achieve full equality between men and women.” States Parties therefore have an obligation to seek to change social and cultural behaviours to “eliminate prejudices and customary practices and all other practices based on the inferiority or superiority of one of the sexes or stereotypical roles for men and women” (Article 5). And Article 10.c. provides for the revision of textbooks, curricula and teaching methods to eliminate stereotyped concepts in the field of education.

Finally, cultural models, which define public space as a men`s world and the domestic domain as a women-only domain, are heavily targeted in all the provisions of the Convention, which affirm the same responsibility of both sexes in family life and their same rights in education and employment. Overall, the Convention provides a comprehensive framework for addressing the challenge of the various forces that have created and maintained discrimination on the basis of sex. Resolutions 1325 and 1820 and CEDAW share the following agenda on human rights and gender equality:[7] Cedaw is a global human rights treaty that should be incorporated into national law as the highest standard for women`s rights. It calls on UN member states that have ratified it (185 to date) to put in place mechanisms for the implementation of women`s rights. In 2016, Nordic-nominated candidate Gunnar Bergby sparked controversy after the Norwegian government nominated her for a “more qualified” woman with “radical gender rates,” CEDAW expert Anne Hellum, whose candidacy had been supported by all major women`s rights ngos and women`s rights research circles in the Nordic countries as well as by outgoing Nordic committee member Niklas Bruun. This is why Bergby`s appointment by non-governmental organizations and women`s rights experts has been “widely condemned” in all Nordic countries.

Posted April 16th, 2021 in Uncategorized.

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