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UN: Call to Action to Promote Gender Parity

Date : 2016.08.19

Today the IMADR joined the International Disability Alliance, International Disability and Development Consortium and GQUAL to call for action to promote gender parity within the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee), all treaty bodies and international and regional organisations.

As an organisation which has closely monitored and cooperated with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), IMADR believes that the gender parity is essential for a treaty body to address diverse racial discrimination issues which often involve multiple discrimination against people on the basis of their gender and race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin. Currently, 7 female members sit in the CERD out of 18 members (39%)default_external link

We encourage other organisations and individuals to join the call. Read the full call to action here in English, Spanish & French and sign on ! default_external link

Picture: CERD members in August 2014 at the review of the USA

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