Switzerland as Gatekeeper: The Impact of Visa Application Processes on Global South Civil Society Representation at the United Nations
- Theme: CEDAW, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
- Type: Submission.
- Region/Country: Switzerland.
- Language: English.
Shadow report submitted by IWRAW Asia Pacific to the 83rd CEDAW session. Focusing on the issue of border controls and visa processes as a barrier to activists’ engagement at the UN in Geneva, the six-page report examines Switzerland’s obligations under CEDAW, case studies, financial implications for women’s human rights defenders from the Global South, and recommendations.