NO to safeguarding "traditional values"30. March 2012 - 10:38 — Leila Seper
This month the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) failed to adopt agreed conclusions at its 56th session on the basis of safeguarding "traditional values" at the expense of human rights and fundamental freedoms of women.
Feminist and women's rights organisations say NO to any re-opening of negotiations on the already established international agreements on women’s human rights and call on all governments to demonstrate their commitments to promote, protect and fulfill human rights and fundamental freedoms of women.
Organizations have outlined their concerns in the statement, which will be submitted to UN Member States, CSW and other relevant UN human rights and development entities. OneWorld SEE endorses this initiative and signed the petition. we invite you to do the same.
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
International Women's Heath Coalition (IWHC)
International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW ASIA PACIFIC)
Women Living under Muslim Laws/ Violence is not our Culture Campaign