Palestine CEDAW Submission 2017 - Equality Now

Palestine CEDAW Submission 2017

Pre-Session Report on Palestine for Consideration During the 68th Session of United Nation Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

October 2017

This joint report deals with our concerns regarding: 1) the discriminatory legislation related to family status laws, focusing on how Palestinian women's rights are violated in relation to CEDAW Article 16; and 2) Penal Law issues and Gender-Based Violence in relation to CEDAW General Recommendations (19) and (35). 

The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.

Submitted by: Equality Now, the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, and Al-Muntada, the Palestinian NGO against domestic violence against women.