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Human Rights Report

We the undersigned organizations are writing to express our deep concerns about the US Mission to the United Nations’ selection of representative from the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) to join its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

published: 03/20/2017
Human Rights Report

We the undersigned organizations write to express our deep concerns about the latest restrictions on civil society participation at the 2017 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings. This year's CSW is taking place under the shadow of the United States’ escalated anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim policies, which are preventing some women from exercising their right to political participation at UN Headquarters in New York. The policies represent the latest in a long history of restrictive migration, refugee and asylum measures that subject women and their families to hate crimes, detention, deportation and family separation, while undermining core universal human rights regarding migrant and refugee rights, and worker protections. These circumstances emphasize the urgent need for women facing multiple discriminations to be at the center of conversations on human rights at CSW.

published: 03/06/2017
Human Rights Report

Today our Human Rights Advocacy Director, Lisa Davis, spoke to the United Nations Security Council on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security on the need to include women in solutions to violent extremism and sexual violence in conflict.

published: 06/02/2016
Human Rights Report

In April 2016, over a dozen Iraqi women’s organizations came together in Erbil, Iraq for a convening entitledStrategies for Change. As the facilitators of this workshop, MADRE and partners sent the recommendations generated from this convening to the UN Security Council, to inform their upcoming expert group review of women, peace and security concerns in Iraq.

published: 04/21/2016
Human Rights Report

The report focuses on women and girls' lack of access to education, as well as their lack of access to healthcare, including care specific to victims of gender-based violence. It also illustrates the unavailability of protection and justice for women and girls in the face of ongoing gender-based violence, including sexual violence, forced and early marriage, and "honor" crimes. 

published: 03/27/2016
Human Rights Report

The report addresses several areas of concern related to the status of the economic, social and cultural rights of women and girls in Iraq, including the prevalence of gender-based violence, discriminatory legal provisions, and violations of rights to physical and mental health and adequate standard of living.

published: 09/21/2015
Human Rights Report

The analysis compared the Syrian women’s groups’ recommendations to the CEDAW Committee for the review of the second periodic report of the Syrian Arab Republic at its 58th Session in July 2014, with the resultant Concluding Observations of the Committee to the Government.

published: 07/02/2015
Human Rights Report

The report focuses on violations of the rights of Iraqi women suffering violence and discrimination. The information was gathered through field visits, drawn from the primary documentation of personal testimonies gathered in Iraq since 2010 in both English and Arabic, and is supported by reports by news agencies, governments, and international human rights organizations. 

published: 10/27/2014