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UN committee to review T&T’s record on women’s rights

GENEVA, Jul. 14, CMC – The record of Trinidad and Tobago on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), next Monday.

 Based on the fact that the twin island republic has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – a review is done regularly by the Committee on how the country is implementing the Convention.

Some of the issues to be discussed between CEDAW and a delegation from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago include – policies to challenge stereotyping of women’s roles; lack of legal protection for domestic workers; gender perspective in national disaster management and measures to address the high rate of HIV infection among women aged 15-24.

The review, to be held here, will be webcast live.

The committee will also hear from NGO representatives.

The findings of the committee, officially known as concluding observations, on Trinidad and Tobago and the other countries being reviewed – the Philippines, Myanmar, France, Albania, Turkey, Uruguay and Mali – will be published on July 25.

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