OUR MAIN CONCERNS and our priorities as civil society

July 19, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

List of main concerns jointly submitted to the CEDAW Committee by the Italian Platform “30 years CEDAW: work in progress” and the organizations who jointly submitted the Shadow Report on Women’s drug dependence, HIV/AIDS and the criminal justice system.

  1.  Establishment of an independent institution for human rights and women’s rights, not as designed in the draft bill adopted by the Council of Ministers 03.05.2011. 
  2. To guarantee universal and secular access for women to sexual and reproductive rights. 
  3. To guarantee a code of ethics for all mass-media to combat a stereotyped portrayals of women and girls. 
  4. More protection, economic measures and non discrimination of women’s family rights as a consequence of separation and divorce. 
  5. To guarantee the existence of independent and secular shelters through stable funding and to promote the creation of new ones. 
  6. To guarantee reparation for all and the protection for high-risk survivors of gender violence.
  7. To guarantee fundamental rights (work, health, education, protection from violence) of women belonging to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, especially women deprived of their personal freedom. 
  8. No discrimination based on sexual orientation. Acknowledgment of fundamental social and civil rights to LGBTQI[1] people. 
  9. No criminalization of free and voluntary (indoor and outdoor) prostitution. Labour rights for sex workers.


[1] Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersexual people.


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