We have received the letter below from seven US-based human rights groups – Human Rights First, American Jewish World Service, Amnesty International, Council for Global Equality, Equity Forward, Global Justice Center and Human Rights Watch – calling on all human rights supporters to urgently contact your government’s representatives at the 2020 UN General Assembly in New York (15-30 September 2020) before the first general debate on 22 September 2020.

UN WORKING GROUP – Responses to the Covid-19 pandemic must not discount women and girls

Statement by the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls, 20 April 2020 “As governments attempt to tackle the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply concerned that women and girls are suffering even more egregious violations of their human rights. In the absence of gender sensitive intersectional responses, different forms of systemic discrimination already faced by women and girls will be exacerbated. The dramatic increase … Continued

UN WORKING GROUP ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS – Letter to the US Government from UN experts re abortion restrictions in eight states

The UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, have published a letter they sent to the US Government dated 22 May 2020, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 41/6, 42/16 and 41/17. The letter opens: “… We would like to … Continued

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