Human Rights Council 15th Session (13th September -1st October 2010)

 

At the 15th Session of the HRC, the delegations of Mexico and Colombia presented the initiative of a resolution on discrimination against women, to follow up on the mandates of HRC resolution 12/17 (adopted in September 2009) and to build on findings of the thematic study presented by the High Commissioner on the subject. Resolution 12/17 requested the OHCHR to prepare a thematic study on discrimination against women in law and practice and on how the issue is addressed throughout the UN human rights system. The study concluded that a new thematic mandate would contribute to the effectiveness of existing work on the issue.

Femmes Africa Solidarité joined the network and engaged in advocacy work before and during the HRC last session for the adoption of the resolution, and organized private meetings with Member States of African governments to advocate delegations to support the adoption of the new resolution.

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