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From the Blog

At Last, Communities Impacted by Canadian Corporations Overseas Will Be Heard

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is greatly encouraged by the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise.

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How the ‘Business Case’ for Gender Equality Sidelines Human Rights

IWRAW AP’s Sanyu Awori on why women’s rights at work are an investment in their dignity and why we must challenge the narrative of economic returns.

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Resources

Outcome Document of the 2017 Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development

Women human rights defenders from across the Global South met in Kigali, Rwanda last year to continue strategizing on harmonizing the human rights framework with the sustainable development framework.

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Women’s Economic Rights in the ASEAN

Our partners from South East Asia share their experience of increased engagement in the ASEAN region, primarily through the review mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as an avenue to raise awareness of priority issues for women’s economic leadership in ASEAN.

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

69th CEDAW Session (February – March 2018): Chile, Fiji, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia and Suriname.

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70th CEDAW Session (July 2018): Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine and Turkmenistan.

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Summing up its constructive dialogue #CEDAW Cmte remind #Korea that requiring social consensus before the state can act to fulfil its international obligations to gender equality is a barrier to realisation of real equality for Korean women and enjoyment of rights #cedaw69 .
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#Korea assures #CEDAW Cmte that notion of traditional family is not what is pursued in policy any longer, there are various measures for single women headed households and other forms of families #cedaw69
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#CEDAW Cmte ask #Korea to affirm if the legal standard regarding #rape is based on lack of consent of victim or requires evidence of assault and victim’s resistance. #cedaw69
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#CEDAW Cmte informed by #Korea that intact family is the primary consideration of courts and the system, thus safeguards need to be in the law to ensure prevention against #VAW and to adopt a victim centered approach #cedaw69
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#CEDAW Cmte queries #Korea on same sex partnership, there was a hearing for same sex life partner bill but not proposed -thus there is no legal regime to decide on pensions, housing, matrimonial property,inheritance, as well as protection against #domesticviolence #cedaw69
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