Negotiations of CSW 57 outcome document are ongoing

According to the UN journal for today CSW 57 was scheduled to resume at 3.00 p.m. New York time to adopt the relevant resolutions and have the closing session.  But we NGO are outside on the corridor looking in.  We have just heard that the Commission will resume at 4.00p.m.   It is unbelievable that upholding women’s human rights is so difficult when it comes to agreement at the international level.  Why is it that if a woman is raped the perpetrator cannot be held to account?  Why is it that if this happens within the context of war that the perpetrator cannot be tried at the International Criminal Court.  Why is it that Women Human Rights Defenders cannot be recognized and protected?  Why would any form or child, early or forced marriage be contentious?   Why would a member state claim  sovereignty when it comes to the application of international laws upholding women’s human rights?

One comment on “Negotiations of CSW 57 outcome document are ongoing

  1. georgette tannoury says:

    In reading all these informations I felt myself among you during these days.
    thanks a lot Winifred to keep us up to date

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