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Communications Procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women

Any individual, non-governmental organization, group or network may submit communications (complaints/appeals/petitions) to the Commission on the Status of Women containing information relating to alleged violations of human rights that affect the status of women in any country in the world. The Commission on the Status of Women considers such communications as part of its annual programme of work in order to identify emerging trends and patterns of injustice and discriminatory practices against women for purposes of policy formulation and development of strategies for the promotion of gender equality.

The current communications procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women has its roots in Economic and Social Council resolution 76 (V) of 5 August 1947, as amended by the Council in resolution 304 I (XI) of 14 and 17 July 1950. The mandate of the Commission on the Status of Women to consider communications has been reaffirmed and the modalities of the procedure have been further modified by the Council (see Council resolutions 1983/27 of 26 May 1983, 1992/19 of 30 July 1992, 1993/11 of 27 July 1993, 2009/16 of 28 July 2009 and decision 2002/235 of 24 July 2002).

What types of communications are sought?
What information should be included in a communication?
The procedure
Examples of categories of communications received and trends and patterns identified in recent years
Where to submit a communication to the Commission on the Status of Women

Any person or organization with a communication should write by 1 August 2010.

Comments

marietta64's picture

hi

I LIKE THIS ARTICLE AND I THINK it very usefull - CAN I TRANSLATE IT INTO bulgarian?

marietta64's picture

hi

I HAVE PLACED IT IN MY BLOG AND ON FACEBOOK AS WELL

Carri Pence's picture

That is so good to hear and I

That is so good to hear and I am so happy that you found this an interesting thing going on. Great idea to put it on facebook, I should look into doing that as well.

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