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On-line discussion forum on “Women and Human Rights”


The Civil Society Unit of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is moderating an on-line discussion on Women and Human Rights, focusing on issues of accountability and access to justice.


The discussion started on 1 February and will end on 28 February.  Sub-themes are:


– National legal frameworks challenges, trends and best practices with respect to legal protection of women’s human rights (Week 1);


-Accountability challenges, trends and best practices with respect to ensuring accountability for violations of human rights of women, including violence against women (Week 2);


-Access to justice challenges, trends and best practices with respect to womens access to justice (Week 3);


-Summary, wrap-up and observations (Week 4).


Each week starts with a short introduction to the theme to trigger and encourage a constructive and fruitful on-line discussion, to be summarized and analyzed in order to contribute to the Beijing +15 review. The discussion is part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000); and is coordinated by WomenWatch, an inter-agency project of the United Nations Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality.


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