A submission made by Penal Reform International in answer to a call by the United Nations Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice. Input from States and other stakeholders will be used for a thematic report that will be presented to the 41st session of the Human Rights Council in June 2019. The report will focus on key areas affecting the human rights of women and girls and will aim at reasserting women’s right to equality and countering rollbacks in this area.
PRI welcomes the Working Group’s call for submissions. PRI has long advocated for a closer analysis by UN Special Procedures of the human rights of this vulnerable group and applauds the Working Group for its chosen focus. This submission responds to the questionnaire of the Working Group, drawing on research and PRI’s observations from a number of countries in all regions.
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