Reviewed 20-21 February 2020

67th Session, 17 February – 6 March 2020

Submitted in original language: English

This joint report focusses on the impact of austerity measures and conflict on women’s economic, social and cultural rights, more specifically on the gendered impact of cuts in social services and benefits and the impact of decentralisation on access to social services; the right to just and favourable conditions of work, including discrimination against women regarding the right to work; obstacles to the enjoyment of  the right to work by internally displaced persons (IDPs); challenges faced by IDPs in accessing housing; mental health and psychological support in conflict-affected communities; and gender-based violence and discrimination, including domestic violence.

The report was submitted by WILPF together with the NGO Center “Women’s Perspectives”, the NGO “Insight”, the Сharity Fund “Child Smile,” the “Women’s Network for Dialogue and Inclusive Peace,” Kharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative,” Сharity Fund “Slavic Heart,” Center for Social and Labor Research, NGO “East Donbass Regional Development Agency,” as well as Viktoriia Zinchuk, Oksana Dutchak, Alena Tkalich.


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