Violence and Discrimination

Report
UN Committee
District Meeting 2013
Sundsvall
2013-05-25
Version 1.0
MaryLou Espiritu Olsson
D21 UN Committee Chair
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Advance the Status of Women Worldwide
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The United Nations is the only place where
governments come together to ponder the
large issues that face the planet.
Zonta International is the leading advocate at the United
Nations for women’s equality in all spheres of life.
Zonta International has a general consultative status at
the United Nations.
Issues we are most concerned with
Violence against women
Deprivation of liberty
Femicide
Sexual violence
Female genital mutilation
Molestation
Child marriage
Breast flattening
Rape
Trafficking
Forced prostitution
Discrimination
Battering
Psychological abuse
Threats
Verbal harassment
Infanticide of baby girls
Bride burning
Honour killing
Forced marriage
Acid attack
Physical abuse
Incest
Stalking
Sexual assault
Women’s health
Domestic violence
Sexual harassment
Marital rape
Dowry murder
Forced sterilisation
Violence against women in conflict and post conflict areas
Emotional abuse
Coercion
Rape as method of warfare
Eve teasing
Sexual slavery
Forced abortion
Forced pregnancy
How do we influence these issues
• In all our locations, ZI UN Committee members belong to
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NGO Committees on the Status of Women
NGO Committee on Trafficking
NGO Committee on UNICEF
Human Rights Committee
Committee on Aging
Working Group on Girls
• By working together in collaboration with other NGOs, we have more
strength to influence member states and their missions to the UN
• By making statements to commissions and bureaus such as the UN
Commission on the Status of Women and the CEDAW Committee
• By making statements to high level meetings on issues that are of
importance to Zonta
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Convention on the Elimination of
all forms of Discrimination Against
Women, CEDAW - Articles 1-16
International Bill of Human Rights,
Core Human Rights Instruments
Beijing Declaration and
Platform for Action – 12
Critical Areas of Concern
International
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Zonta International’s Objects
• To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health,
and professional status of women at the global and local level
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Letter of Protest
Zonta International
Advocacy Policy
Violation
of
human rights
Universal
Declaration of
Human Rights
Registration of Letter of Protest
D21
through D21
UN CC
Write letter of
protest
ZI UN CC
Consult with ZIP
ZI
through
ZIP
Write and sign a
statement
Send letter of protest
to ZI
through ZI UN CC
Send statement to
the ambassador
(of the country to
register protest against)
to the UN in NY
Quick ways to get involved
Observe important advocacy days
Take part in the 16 Days of Activism Campaign
Support ZISVAW projects
Join the Zonta Says No Campaign
Violence and Discrimination
Violence and discrimination against women is an obstacle to the
achievement of the objectives of equality, development and
peace.
Violence and discrimination against women both violates and
impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human
rights and fundamental freedoms.
WE SAY NO
TO VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION
BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS TO
DEVELOPMENT AND EQUALITY, PEACE AND SECURITY.
Thank you!
MaryLou Espiritu Olsson
D21 UN Committee Chair
[email protected]

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