This report was submitted by WILPF DRC for the 73rd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The submission focuses on the right of women to participate in the political and public life, the implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda, discrimination at work, domestic violence and the impacts of small arms and light weapons on gender-based violence.
On the occasion of the 35th Session of the UPR Working Group, WILPF Sweden submitted this report. It addresses nuclear disarmament, arms exports, with particular attention to arms exports to countries involved in the Yemen conflict, the need to strengthen Swedish arms exports controls, the lack of focus on disarmament in Sweden National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and the human rights impacts of Swedish businesses abroad.
WILPF USA submitted this report ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of the USA. The review was originally scheduled for May 2020 but was postponed to 2–13 November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report puts forward analyses and recommendations on the increased military spending to the detriment of investment in economic and social rights; the situation at the USA-Mexico Border; mass incarceration and securitization; the climate crisis; nuclear weapons, arms exports; and the full implementation of Women Peace Security.
This joint submission for the Universal Periodic Review of Italy was written by WILPF, together with the Fondazione Pangea onlus, Associazione Trama di Terre onlus, Filomena – La rete delle donne, and Unione Donne in Italia. The submission highlights concerns and recommendations on the loosening of regulations for the acquisition and use of guns, the new self-defence legislation, the Human rights impact of Italy’s arms transfers, arms transfer regulation, the response to migration flows, and the National Action Plan 1325.
This joint submission for the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt was submitted by WILPF together with the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) and ElNadim Center for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture. The submission brings to the surface the lack of action from the Egyptian State to uphold women’s rights in the country and addresses specific violations pertaining to women’s rights in law and practice. Furthermore, the submission presents relevant recommendations.
This briefing book provides a quick overview of the state of play on some of the most pressing issues that will be addressed at this year’s First Committee. It also outlines recommendations for governments from some of the key civil society groups working on these topics.
This report showcases how hard security measures adopted in Mosul, such as the Coalition’s military operation, disregard the human rights of the local civilian population, undermine local peacebuilding approaches, and inflict disproportionate impacts on Iraqi women and girls. The report is aimed at the Member States and international actors, as a means to urge them to understand the devastating impact military operations have on women and take lessons learnt on board as they set and implement future responses to conflicts in Iraq and the region.
This submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) analyses the impact that economic reforms have had on economic, social and cultural rights in BiH. The submission brings to the surface the shrinking space for activism in the country and the increased repressive measures towards human rights defenders, activists and civil society in general. Lastly, it addresses violations of the rights of migrants and asylum seekers.