Statement to the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). WILPF welcomes the report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, examining discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life. The report confirms the inadequateness of Res 26/11 on the Protection on the Family, for disregarding the rights of women to equality inside the family. In order to guarantee women’s fundamental rights within the family, there needs to be a focus on:
- The establishment of a national legal framework recognising gender equality in cultural and family life.
- The establishment of an essential framework of minimum legal protection for all types of families, including self-created or self-defined families.