USA CCPR Submission 2019 - Equality Now

USA CCPR Submission 2019

Information on the United States of America for Adoption of List of Issues Prior to Reporting at its 125th Session

4th March - 29th March

The submission deals with our concern about the discrimination and inequality faced by women in the United States in contravention of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”). In particular, we are concerned with: 1) the need for equality of women to be explicitly enshrined in the U.S. Constitution; 2) child marriage; 3) protection from sexual harassment and violence at secondary schools; 4) female genital mutilation; and 5) online sexual exploitation.

The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.

Submitted by: Equality Now, the United States End FGM/C Network, and the ERA Coalition