Submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Impact of the Diversion of Arms and Unregulated or Illicit Arms Transfers on the Human Rights of Women and Girls
16 April 2020
Submitted on 10 April 2020
Submitted in original language: English
This report was submitted by WILPF International for the OHCHR report to be submitted to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council. The report emphasises that both illicit and regulated arms transfers have devastating impacts on women and girls. It underscores that it is essential to look at the specific gendered impacts on men and boys, and persons of diverse and marginalised sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics. The report provides recommendations addressed to states, weapons producing companies, and human rights bodies.