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This factsheet produced by ESCR-Net Women and ESCR Working Group calls for the incorporation of a gender perspective to ensure that human rights obligations are met within the post-2015 development goals.

The new tool entitled "Women’s ESCR: A vital Framework for Fulfilling and Strengthening the Millennium Development Goals" identifies how both formal and substantive equality are crucial in addressing the disproportionate impacts of laws, policies and practices experienced by women in different contexts due to various forms of discrimination and structural disadvantage.

Human rights obligations transcend goals and indicators. Although it is important to have measurable goals in the short term, they should reflect existing international obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human rights The full spectrum of obligations related to women’s economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights are drawn from many sources. At the international level, the two most relevant are the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) which the vast majority of countries have ratified. These standards suggest that the post-2015 framework must incorporate a gender perspective to ensure that human rights obligations are met.

The ESCR-Net Women and ESCR Working Group calls for attention to both formal and substantive equality, addressing the disproportionate impacts of laws, policies and practices experienced by women in different contexts due to various forms of discrimination and structural disadvantage.

Comments

CaroCimador's picture

Good Point ESCR-Net Women

Thanks for sharing and raising your voice in knowledge focus to build our equality. I loved the data sheet: simple and concise with pillars facing the women agenda Post15 & Beinjing20 and our integral empowerment.
With love and gratitude
Caroline

jacollura's picture

Thank you

Caroline,
Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you found the fact sheet helpful!
Best wishes,
Julie

CaroCimador's picture

I enjoy your contribution

Thank you!! Regards & Big Greetings Julie.

rjnyangulu's picture

Thank you

This is such a useful fact sheet, easy to navigate and understand.

Many thanks

Rue

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