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13 Feb 2013 description

12 February 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth periodic report of Pakistan on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

19 Oct 2012 description

Adopted on 19 October 2012 during the 53rd session

Girls’ and women’s right to education is a central obligation of States parties under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the CEDAW Convention). This obligation is set out in articles 2 and 10 of the CEDAW Convention as well as in other international human rights documents such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All (EFA) Dakar Framework for Action.

27 Oct 2010 description

GENEVA (27 October 2010) - Three United Nations human rights treaty bodies on Monday issued a joint appeal* to the Pakistani authorities and relief agencies to strengthen the human rights-based approach of their efforts, in order to prevent further victimization of the most vulnerable population affected by the country's worst monsoon flooding in a century.

"The floods have disproportionately affected them," said the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with …