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2018 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Oceania, par. 50 (b) (2018) - 2496

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Food policy CEDAW Education and information Food and nutrition security

50. The Committee refers to its general recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women and recommends that the State party: (...) (b) Raise awareness of the low value ascribed to the work of rural women and how that is reflected in their low status in society, foster the equal sharing of family and household responsibilities between rural...

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50. The Committee refers to its general recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women and recommends that the State party: (...) (b) Raise awareness of the low value ascribed to the work of rural women and how that is reflected in their low status in society, foster the equal sharing of family and household responsibilities between rural women and men and promote ending the prioritization of men in terms of access to food.

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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Fiji, CEDAW/C/FJI/CO/5, (2018). Par. 50 (b). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsjuNjw8cUF3pRrdCdanf79l9YmozLGdH2T6Rp2kdRyD%2BXVo21u4hZWC2wGx3rEdH6h05kssvngQtlJ3JbeTrXXJT0hjgxzuTHtoQTOGPG9yF

2017 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Nigeria, par. 34 (f) (2017) - 2493

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Food policy CEDAW Schools and meals programs Food and nutrition security

34. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) (f) Ensure adequate funding, logistics and provision of food to schools under the school feeding programme and ensure the sustainability of the programme....

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34. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) (f) Ensure adequate funding, logistics and provision of food to schools under the school feeding programme and ensure the sustainability of the programme.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of Nigeria, CEDAW/C/NGA/CO/7-8, (2017). Par. 34 (f). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2FC%2FNGA%2FCO%2F7-8&Lang=en

2011 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for South Africa, par. 38 (2011) - 2490

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Food policy South Africa CEDAW Food production Food and nutrition security Access to water

38. The Committee calls on the State party to take the necessary measures to increase and strengthen the participation of women in designing and implementing local development plans, and to pay special attention to the needs of rural women, in particular women heads of household, by ensuring that they participate in decision-making processes and have improved access to health, education,...

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38. The Committee calls on the State party to take the necessary measures to increase and strengthen the participation of women in designing and implementing local development plans, and to pay special attention to the needs of rural women, in particular women heads of household, by ensuring that they participate in decision-making processes and have improved access to health, education, clean water and sanitation services, fertile land and income-generation projects. The Committee also urges the State party to eliminate all forms of discrimination with respect to ownership, co-sharing and inheritance of land. It further urges the introduction of measures to address negative customs and traditional practices, especially in rural areas, which affect full enjoyment of the right to property by women.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW/C/ZAF/CO/4, (2011). Par. 38. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fZAF%2fCO%2f4&Lang=en

2022 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Gambia par. 38 (a) (2022) - 2464

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security

38. In line with general recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women, the Committee recommends that the State party, in view of the importance of the agricultural sector for its economic development and food and nutrition security: (a) Ensure implementation of the gender mainstreaming component of the agriculture and natural resources policy for the period 2017–2026 by...

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38. In line with general recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women, the Committee recommends that the State party, in view of the importance of the agricultural sector for its economic development and food and nutrition security: (a) Ensure implementation of the gender mainstreaming component of the agriculture and natural resources policy for the period 2017–2026 by conducting an evaluation of the progress achieved at its midpoint and at completion, including the responsiveness of agricultural policies, programmes and projects, such as national food security and nutritional investment programmes, to effectively address the needs of rural women;

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Comittee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of the Gambia, CEDAW/C/GMB/CO/6 (2022). Par. 38 (a). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsldCrOlUTvLRFDjh6%2Fx1pWD0uGukuof9i2kF7aKFiu%2BwjurAMFNWJhw7pu7yM5Qb8zzt60poPCEa%2FkZAZH%2BT0O33FWfcgnRioeTCxn5YqFXs

2011 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Ethiopia par. 37 (c) (2011) - 2462

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Food policy CEDAW Fiscal measures Food and nutrition security

37. The Committee recommends that the State party: (c) Ensure that land lease contracts with foreign companies do not result in the forced eviction and internal displacement, or the increased food insecurity and poverty, of local populations, including women and/or girls, and that such contracts stipulate that the company concerned and/or the State party must provide the affected communities, including...

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37. The Committee recommends that the State party: (c) Ensure that land lease contracts with foreign companies do not result in the forced eviction and internal displacement, or the increased food insecurity and poverty, of local populations, including women and/or girls, and that such contracts stipulate that the company concerned and/or the State party must provide the affected communities, including pastoralist communities, with adequate compensation and alternative land.

Citation

Comittee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW/C/ETH/CO/6-7 (2011). Par. 37 (c). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhssmw5jHDQuNBd%2BTWAIG8TlEQt5YYYf78tfXw2iXh0iNUrTx5pAGRagrplgBYskOh9j1LYoCvYJVdDqI9q5oCr41tpjprhiFE12PZKlI2Fp2XD11y%2BT6gAaj0%2BnwXPimNTg%3D%3D

2019 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Ethiopia par. 56 (b) (2019) - 2452

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security

56. The Committee recommends that the State party: (b) Ensure that women in detention have adequate access to health care, nutrition and hygiene and that women and men are separated in all detention facilities....

Text of the recommendation

56. The Committee recommends that the State party: (b) Ensure that women in detention have adequate access to health care, nutrition and hygiene and that women and men are separated in all detention facilities.

Citation

Comittee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the eighth periodic report of Ethiopia, CEDAW/C/ETH/CO/8 (2019). Par. 56 (b). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhssmw5jHDQuNBd%2BTWAIG8TlGh59Z98lbtQLmKT%2BHOnJX7wjB8DWJT0P1%2FgESSszX3LSOuFePArNHHYg7dMwoeXlxFpXH670gaEKu6BDqdphm9

2017 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Burkina Faso, par. 47 (2017) - 2409

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security Access to water

47. The Committee recommends that the State party implement the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules), guarantee the separation of detained women from convicts, ensure their access to adequate nutrition, drinking water, sanitation and healthcare and strengthen support programmes for their integration upon release....

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47. The Committee recommends that the State party implement the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules), guarantee the separation of detained women from convicts, ensure their access to adequate nutrition, drinking water, sanitation and healthcare and strengthen support programmes for their integration upon release.

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Comittee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Burkina Faso, CEDAW/C/BFA/CO/7 (2017). Par. 47. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsmPYo5NfAsNvhO7uZb6iXOTK9%2BfRfBgdIv4CdOamQuoNZsUK25z%2FemxHsUsjW7wjt4OTFVpfTbGehyQmAqHGelGz1NVv2K29UH%2B0vvoMUTvC

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Philippines, par. 44 (a) (2016) - 2397

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security Access to water

44. With reference to its general recommendation No. 34, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure that rural women have access to adequate food, nutrition, water and sanitation, taking into account international human rights standards on such rights....

Text of the recommendation

44. With reference to its general recommendation No. 34, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Ensure that rural women have access to adequate food, nutrition, water and sanitation, taking into account international human rights standards on such rights.

Citation

Comittee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of the Philippines, CEDAW/C/PHL/CO/7-8 (2016). Par. 44 (a). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2FC%2FPHL%2FCO%2F7-8&Lang=en

2012 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Indonesia, par. 42 (a) and 46 (a) (2012) - 2386

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Food policy CEDAW Access to water

42. "In line with its general recommendation No. 24 (1999), on women and health, the Committee calls upon the State party to: (a) Ensure that adequate funding is allocated to health, and establish a system for monitoring the effective and transparent delivery of health-care services." 46. "The Committee urges the State party to: (a) Pay special attention to the needs of...

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42. "In line with its general recommendation No. 24 (1999), on women and health, the Committee calls upon the State party to: (a) Ensure that adequate funding is allocated to health, and establish a system for monitoring the effective and transparent delivery of health-care services."

46. "The Committee urges the State party to: (a) Pay special attention to the needs of rural women to ensure that they have access to health, education, clean water, sanitation services and income-generating projects; and eliminate discrimination in women’s ownership and inheritance of land;"

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Indonesia, CEDAW/C/IDN/CO/6-7 (2012). Par. 42 (a) and 46 (a). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2FC%2FIDN%2FCO%2F6-7&Lang=en

2019 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Cambodia, par. 39 (c) (2019) - 2354

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security

39. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) (c) Integrate the nutritional needs of women and/or girls into broader national strategies and policies on nutrition to ensure that their specific needs at various stages of life are met, especially among women of childbearing age in rural areas....

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39. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) (c) Integrate the nutritional needs of women and/or girls into broader national strategies and policies on nutrition to ensure that their specific needs at various stages of life are met, especially among women of childbearing age in rural areas.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Cambodia, CEDAW/C/KHM/CO/6 (2019). Par. 39 (c). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsglff%2FiazrVw%2BcyfdY9GxZ5bSfxXA5KrNzKiYSQz0rFB5gi2CnbaBYZjQXYsuDPG8zwJOMQYrnR0kzrDfbbRUOLlP9FY3Pa3qLqF8UVCDJxW

2019 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Kazakhstan, par. 44 (a) (2019) - 2333

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Food policy CEDAW Access to water

44. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Strengthen access for rural women to safe drinking water, health care, formal employment and entrepreneurship, and ensure that the specific needs of rural women are met and that they are aware of the opportunities and benefits available to them, including through the Internet....

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44. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Strengthen access for rural women to safe drinking water, health care, formal employment and entrepreneurship, and ensure that the specific needs of rural women are met and that they are aware of the opportunities and benefits available to them, including through the Internet.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Kazakhstan, CEDAW/C/KAZ/CO/5 (2019). Par. 44 (a). Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsglff%2FiazrVw%2BcyfdY9GxZ5qyL8U47NsbKdrKR%2BR3rnRv0xyGiOpaHJd38wHbs%2FkDDEga9Irqc%2BIe8spNAMTF5T418jg21QFvbiB8VbelmzX

2022 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Azerbaijan, par. 38 (2022) - 2331

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Food policy CEDAW Fiscal measures Food production Food and nutrition security Access to water

38. The Committee recommends that the State party combat poverty among rural women by ensuring access to education, adequate water and sanitation, formal employment, low-interest loans without collateral and other forms of financial credit for agribusinesses, and ownership and use of land. The Committee also recommends that the State party integrate a gender perspective into its agricultural policies and ensure...

Text of the recommendation

38. The Committee recommends that the State party combat poverty among rural women by ensuring access to education, adequate water and sanitation, formal employment, low-interest loans without collateral and other forms of financial credit for agribusinesses, and ownership and use of land. The Committee also recommends that the State party integrate a gender perspective into its agricultural policies and ensure the equal participation of rural women in decision-making on agricultural policies and in leadership positions.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Azerbaijan, CEDAW/C/AZE/CO/6 (2022). Par. 38. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsgcjdm0xgERNaIXh22nhTUne82HffUBixL3cJQgfEppxDlNAQrbaKw%2FYPIKgAA%2BGTRyLdezeZbkfV4BpC5gGMRC5umnCjYphyDpn%2FY3lHnLm

2022 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Azerbaijan par. 36 (a) (2022) - 2329

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Food policy CEDAW Food production Access to water

36. (a) Strengthen transformative policies and strategies to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women, particularly rural women; facilitate access to good-quality and affordable gender-responsive public services, including in relation to health care, education, childcare, transportation, water, land use, housing and energy services; and generate data on and establish the monetization of unpaid care work as a baseline...

Text of the recommendation

36. (a) Strengthen transformative policies and strategies to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women, particularly rural women; facilitate access to good-quality and affordable gender-responsive public services, including in relation to health care, education, childcare, transportation, water, land use, housing and energy services; and generate data on and establish the monetization of unpaid care work as a baseline for its recognition and compensation

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Azerbaijan, CEDAW/C/AZE/CO/6 (2022). Par. 36 (a) . Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsgcjdm0xgERNaIXh22nhTUne82HffUBixL3cJQgfEppxDlNAQrbaKw%2FYPIKgAA%2BGTRyLdezeZbkfV4BpC5gGMRC5umnCjYphyDpn%2FY3lHnLm

2008 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Findland par. 28 (2008) - 2290

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Other Health-related issues CEDAW Education and information

28. The Committee urges the State party to take the necessary measures to address the deteriorating mental health situation of young girls, to prevent and combat the abuse of alcohol and use of drugs, and to prevent girls’ suicide. It also recommends awareness-raising and educational campaigns, in particular through the media, targeted at adolescents girls. ...

Text of the recommendation

28. The Committee urges the State party to take the necessary measures to address the deteriorating mental health situation of young girls, to prevent and combat the abuse of alcohol and use of drugs, and to prevent girls’ suicide. It also recommends awareness-raising and educational campaigns, in particular through the media, targeted at adolescents girls.


Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Draft concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Finland, CEDAW/C/FIN/CO/6 (2008). Par. 28. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsjuNjw8cUF3pRrdCdanf79mWk1Z%2BT6HAIGYdnNA%2FFyuEHT8kaK0yhnND%2F722Eic4hnJcTr5bEhHBG1D9CMdl5bPP5RB0WnebDSzUjs%2Fux728

2011 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for South Africa par. 38 (2011) - 2228

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Food policy South Africa CEDAW Access to water

38. The Committee calls on the State party to take the necessary measures to increase and strengthen the participation of women in designing and implementing local development plans, and to pay special attention to the needs of rural women, in particular women heads of household, by ensuring that they participate in decision-making processes and have improved access to health, education,...

Text of the recommendation

38. The Committee calls on the State party to take the necessary measures to increase and strengthen the participation of women in designing and implementing local development plans, and to pay special attention to the needs of rural women, in particular women heads of household, by ensuring that they participate in decision-making processes and have improved access to health, education, clean water and sanitation services, fertile land and income-generation projects. The Committee also urges the State party to eliminate all forms of discrimination with respect to ownership, co-sharing and inheritance of land. It further urges the introduction of measures to address negative customs and traditional practices, especially in rural areas, which affect full enjoyment of the right to property by women.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW/C/ZAF/CO/4, (2011). Par. 38. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fZAF%2fCO%2f4&Lang=en

2001 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Jamaica par. 222 (2001) - 2154

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Tobacco control Jamaica CEDAW Tobacco use

222. The Committee also expresses concern at the absence of information in the reports on tobacco and alcohol addiction among women. It further expresses concern at the absence of information on drug addiction among women, in particular in the light of decriminalization of the use of certain drugs. The Committee requests that information on these areas be provided in the...

Text of the recommendation

222. The Committee also expresses concern at the absence of information in the reports on tobacco and alcohol addiction among women. It further expresses concern at the absence of information on drug addiction among women, in particular in the light of decriminalization of the use of certain drugs. The Committee requests that information on these areas be provided in the next report and, taking account of paragraph 10 of its general recommendation 24 on women and health,2 on any measures adopted to address these issues.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Part oneReport of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on its twenty-fourth session, A/56/38, (2022). Par. 222. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=dtYoAzPhJ4NMy4Lu1TOebNVFC%2BPfufDasetLbtw5AbyRCEajJ8HiYolszIt4kYVZLnfUjZQSJCtiZtnvjMOFtGY13NhXEz0C3Ire3GUskoE9unPg8%2B6i6rvTFn1QWB8I

2012 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Brazil, par. 194 (a) (2012) - 1387

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Food policy Brazil CEDAW Food production Food and nutrition security

194. In addition to the information above, the following measures warrant mention for contributing the stronger public policies for rural women: (a)Creation of the Working Group on Gender, Sovereignty, and Food and Nutritional Security (Grupo de Trabalho de Gênero, Soberania e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional) – a component body of the National Council on Food and Nutritional Security (Conselho Nacional de...

Text of the recommendation

194. In addition to the information above, the following measures warrant mention for contributing the stronger public policies for rural women:

(a)Creation of the Working Group on Gender, Sovereignty, and Food and Nutritional Security (Grupo de Trabalho de Gênero, Soberania e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional) – a component body of the National Council on Food and Nutritional Security (Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional – CONSEA), for the purpose of strengthening the interface between these two areas of government action (Gender and Food Security), enabling, at once: (i) progress on the consideration of women’s leading role in food production and defense of food sovereignty; (ii) follow-up of the implementation of the National Food and Security Plan (Plano Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional) and the priorities identified within the framework of women’s policies, with a view to evaluation of the productive incorporation of women in rural and forest areas as well as their status in regard to the consumptions of and access to adequate food (in particular, socially vulnerable women); (iii) contributions to expanded and improved data and indicators on the relationship between gender and food security;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports: Brazil, CEDAW/C/BRA/Q/7/Add.1, (2012). Par. 194. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fBRA%2fQ%2f7%2fAdd.1&Lang=en

2012 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Brazil, par. 10 (2012) - 1382

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Other Health-related issues Brazil CEDAW Food and nutrition security

10. She welcomed the implementation of the integrated State plans to confront the feminization of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other STDs and requested further information on the results of those plans. While commending Brazil on its dramatic economic growth, she expressed concern about the negative health effects such rapid change might have on small communities, including nutritional problems, drug abuse,...

Text of the recommendation

10. She welcomed the implementation of the integrated State plans to confront the feminization of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other STDs and requested further information on the results of those plans. While commending Brazil on its dramatic economic growth, she expressed concern about the negative health effects such rapid change might have on small communities, including nutritional problems, drug abuse, sexual abuse, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. She wondered what coordinated efforts the Government would make to prevent such negative effects.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention (continued), CEDAW/C/SR.1027, (2012). Par. 10. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fSR.1027&Lang=en

2022 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Bolivia, par. 32 (a) (2022) - 1374

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Food policy Other Health-related issues Bolivia CEDAW Food production Education and information Access to water Environment and health

32. In line with its general recommendations No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women and No. 37 (2018) on the gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Combat poverty among rural women by ensuring access to adequate water and sanitation, ownership and use of land, credit,...

Text of the recommendation

32. In line with its general recommendations No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women and No. 37 (2018) on the gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Combat poverty among rural women by ensuring access to adequate water and sanitation, ownership and use of land, credit, financial services and agricultural inputs, as well as access to justice, victim support services, education, information and communications technology, formal employment and health care.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, CEDAW/C/BOL/CO/7, (2022). Par. 32. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2FC%2FBOL%2FCO%2F7&Lang=en

2015 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Bolivia, par. 33 (c) (2015) - 1351

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Food policy Bolivia CEDAW Food and nutrition security Access to water

33. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) c) Ensure that rural women have equal access to basic services and infrastructure, such as health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection on an equal basis with men and also with their urban counterparts, including through the adoption of temporary special measures, in accordance...

Text of the recommendation

33. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) c) Ensure that rural women have equal access to basic services and infrastructure, such as health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection on an equal basis with men and also with their urban counterparts, including through the adoption of temporary special measures, in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendation No. 25.


Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, CEDAW/C/BOL/CO/5-6, (2005). Par. 33. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fBOL%2fCO%2f5-6&Lang=en

2010 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Argentina, par. 40 (2010) - 1338

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-recommendation-for-argentina-par-40-2010

Tobacco control Argentina CEDAW Smoke and emissions’ free environments (SFE) Tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship (TAPS) FCTC ratification Tobacco use

40. The Committee is concerned about the widespread use of tobacco among women in Argentina and the serious health impact of tobacco on women. The Committee is particularly concerned that women are often targets in tobacco advertising campaigns, which encourage and increase the usage of tobacco among women, resulting in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The Committee urges the State party...

Text of the recommendation

40. The Committee is concerned about the widespread use of tobacco among women in Argentina and the serious health impact of tobacco on women. The Committee is particularly concerned that women are often targets in tobacco advertising campaigns, which encourage and increase the usage of tobacco among women, resulting in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The Committee urges the State party to ratify and implement the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and put in place legislation aimed at banning smoking in public spaces and restricting tobacco advertising.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report

of Argentina, CEDAW/C/ARG/CO/6, (2010). Par. 40. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fARG%2fCO%2f6&Lang=en

2018 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #37, par. 66, par. 69 and par. 72 (a) (2018) - 1220

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-37-par-66-par-69-and-par-72-a-2018

Food policy Other Health-related issues CEDAW Food and nutrition security Environment and health

66. (...) The susceptibility of women and/or girls to disease is heightened as a result of inequalities in access to food, nutrition and health care and the social expectations that women will act as primary caregivers for children, older people and the sick. 69. The impacts of climate change are already being experienced in many areas, in connection with decreased...

Text of the recommendation

66. (...) The susceptibility of women and/or girls to disease is heightened as a result of inequalities in access to food, nutrition and health care and the social expectations that women will act as primary caregivers for children, older people and the sick.

69. The impacts of climate change are already being experienced in many areas, in connection with decreased food security, land degradation and more limited availability of water and other natural resources. There is evidence that the effects of food, land and water insecurity are not gender-neutral and that women are more likely to suffer from undernourishment and malnutrition in times of food scarcity. (...)

72. States parties should: (a) Promote and protect women’s equal rights to food, housing, sanitation, land and natural resources, including adequate drinking water, water for domestic use and for food production, and take positive measures to guarantee the availability and accessibility of those rights, even during times of scarcity. (...)

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 37 - Gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change, CEDAW/C/GC/37, (2018). Par. 66, 69, 72. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/37&Lang=en

2018 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #37, par. 42 (a) (2018) - 1217

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-37-par-42-a-2018

Food policy Other Health-related issues CEDAW Food and nutrition security Environment and health

42. States parties should: (a) Engage in a comprehensive audit of policies and programmes across sectors and areas, including climate, trade and investment, environment and planning, water, food, agriculture, technology, social protection, education and employment, in order to identify the degree of integration of a gender equality perspective and any inconsistencies, with a view to reinforcing efforts aimed at disaster...

Text of the recommendation

42. States parties should: (a) Engage in a comprehensive audit of policies and programmes across sectors and areas, including climate, trade and investment, environment and planning, water, food, agriculture, technology, social protection, education and employment, in order to identify the degree of integration of a gender equality perspective and any inconsistencies, with a view to reinforcing efforts aimed at disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 37 - Gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change, CEDAW/C/GC/37, (2018). Par. 42. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/37&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #34, par. 63, par. 64 and par. 65 (2016) - 1215

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-34-par-63-par-64-and-par-65-2016

Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security Breastfeeding

63. Rural women are critical to achieving food security, reducing poverty, malnutrition and hunger and promoting rural development, yet their contribution is often unpaid, unacknowledged and poorly supported. Rural women are among those most affected by food insecurity, exposed to food price volatility, malnutrition and hunger, and likely to suffer when food prices escalate (see A/HRC/22/50). 64. States parties should ensure...

Text of the recommendation

63. Rural women are critical to achieving food security, reducing poverty, malnutrition and hunger and promoting rural development, yet their contribution is often unpaid, unacknowledged and poorly supported. Rural women are among those most affected by food insecurity, exposed to food price volatility, malnutrition and hunger, and likely to suffer when food prices escalate (see A/HRC/22/50).

64. States parties should ensure the realization of the right to food and nutrition of rural women within the framework of food sovereignty and ensure that they have the authority to manage and control their natural resources.

65. States parties should pay particular attention to the nutritional needs of rural women, in particular pregnant and lactating women, putting in place effective policies ensuring that rural women have access to adequate food and nutrition, taking into account the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 63-65. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #34, par. 39 (d) and (f) (2016) - 1208

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-34-par-39-d-and-f-2016

Food policy Other Health-related issues CEDAW Nutritional surveillance Education and information Food and nutrition security Breastfeeding Access to water

39. States parties should safeguard the right of rural women and/or girls to adequate health care, and ensure: (...) (d) The systematic and regular monitoring of the health and nutritional status of pregnant women and new mothers, especially adolescents mothers, and their infants. In case of malnutrition or lack of access to clean water, extra food rations and drinking water...

Text of the recommendation

39. States parties should safeguard the right of rural women and/or girls to adequate health care, and ensure: (...) (d) The systematic and regular monitoring of the health and nutritional status of pregnant women and new mothers, especially adolescents mothers, and their infants. In case of malnutrition or lack of access to clean water, extra food rations and drinking water should be provided systematically throughout pregnancy and lactation; (...) (f) That health-care information is widely disseminated in local languages and dialects through various media, including in writing, through illustrations and orally, and that it includes information on, inter alia: hygiene; preventing communicable, non-communicable and sexually transmitted diseases; healthy lifestyles and nutrition; family planning and the benefits of delayed childbearing; health during pregnancy; breastfeeding and its impact on child and maternal health; and the need to eliminate violence against women, including sexual and domestic violence and harmful practices;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 39. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #34, par. 37 (2016) - 1201

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-34-par-37-2016

Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security Access to water

37. The lack of access to adequate food and nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and waste management facilities results in increased health risks. Some conditions, such as obstetric fistula, are also more prevalent among rural women and result directly from the lack of access to emergency health services capable of performing caesarean sections, and indirectly from early pregnancy and malnutrition....

Text of the recommendation

37. The lack of access to adequate food and nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and waste management facilities results in increased health risks. Some conditions, such as obstetric fistula, are also more prevalent among rural women and result directly from the lack of access to emergency health services capable of performing caesarean sections, and indirectly from early pregnancy and malnutrition.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 37. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

1992 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #19, par. 7 (g) (1992) - 1153

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-19-par-7-g-1992

Other Health-related issues CEDAW N/A

7. Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health....

Text of the recommendation

7. Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 19: Violence against women, (1992). Par. 7 g). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/3731&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Recommendation for Argentina, par. 34 (e) and 35 (6) (2016) - 1037

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-recommendation-for-argentina-par-34-e-35-6-2016

Tobacco control Argentina CEDAW FCTC ratification Tobacco use

34.The Committee is further concerned about: (e) The Committee is concerned about the high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys. 35. The Committee recommends that the State party:(g) ratify and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and reduce the high tobacco consumption among adolescents, in particular girls, and address the health consequences....

Text of the recommendation

34.The Committee is further concerned about:
(e) The Committee is concerned about the high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys.
35. The Committee recommends that the State party:
(g) ratify and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and reduce the high tobacco consumption among adolescents,
in particular girls, and address the health consequences.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Argentina, CEDAW/C/ARG/CO/7, (2016). Par. 34 (e) & 35 (g). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fARG%2fCO%2f7&Lang=en

1999 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #24, par. 7 (1999) - 925

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-comment-24-par-7-1999

Food policy CEDAW Fiscal measures Food and nutrition security

7. The Committee notes that the full realization of women’s right to health can be achieved only when States parties fulfil their obligation to respect, protect and promote women’s fundamental human right to nutritional well-being throughout their lifespan by means of a food supply that is safe, nutritious and adapted to local conditions. To this end, States parties should take...

Text of the recommendation

7. The Committee notes that the full realization of women’s right to health can be achieved only when States parties fulfil their obligation to respect, protect and promote women’s fundamental human right to nutritional well-being throughout their lifespan by means of a food supply that is safe, nutritious and adapted to local conditions. To this end, States parties should take steps to facilitate physical and economic access to productive resources, especially for rural women, and to otherwise ensure that the special nutritional needs of all women within their jurisdiction are met.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 24 - women and health, (1999). Par. 7. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/4738&Lang=en

2015 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Par. 33. - 553

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/the-committee-recommends-that-the-state-party-ensure-that-rural-women-have-equal-access-to-basic-services-and-infrastructure

Other Health-related issues Bolivia CEDAW

The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) c) Ensure that rural women have equal access to basic services and infrastructure, such as health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection on an equal basis with men and also with their urban counterparts, including through the adoption of temporary special measures, in accordance with...

Text of the recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (...) c) Ensure that rural women have equal access to basic services and infrastructure, such as health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection on an equal basis with men and also with their urban counterparts, including through the adoption of temporary special measures, in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendation No. 25.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, CEDAW/C/BOL/CO/5-6, (2005). Par. 33. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fBOL%2fCO%2f5-6&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Comment #34 par. 63 & 65 (2016) - 466

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-34-on-the-rights-of-rural-women-par-63-65

Food policy CEDAW

Food and nutrition. Rural women are critical to achieving food security, reducing poverty, malnutrition and hunger and promoting rural development, yet their contribution is often unpaid, unacknowledged and poorly supported. Rural women are among those most affected by food insecurity, exposed to food price volatility, malnutrition and hunger, and likely to suffer when food prices escalate (see A/HRC/22/50). States parties should...

Text of the recommendation

Food and nutrition. Rural women are critical to achieving food security, reducing poverty, malnutrition and hunger and promoting rural development, yet their contribution is often unpaid, unacknowledged and poorly supported. Rural women are among those most affected by food insecurity, exposed to food price volatility, malnutrition and hunger, and likely to suffer when food prices escalate (see A/HRC/22/50).

States parties should ensure the realization of the right to food and nutrition of rural women within the framework of food sovereignty and ensure that they have the authority to manage and control their natural resources.

States parties should pay particular attention to the nutritional needs of rural women, in particular pregnant and lactating women, putting in place effective policies ensuring that rural women have access to adequate food and nutrition, taking into account the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 63-65. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Comment #34 par. 39 (2016) - 460

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-34-on-the-rights-of-rural-women-par-39

Other Health-related issues CEDAW

States parties should safeguard the right of rural women and girls to adequate health care, and ensure: (...) (d) The systematic and regular monitoring of the health and nutritional status of pregnant women and new mothers, especially adolescent mothers, and their infants. In case of malnutrition or lack of access to clean water, extra food rations and drinking water should...

Text of the recommendation

States parties should safeguard the right of rural women and girls to adequate health care, and ensure: (...) (d) The systematic and regular monitoring of the health and nutritional status of pregnant women and new mothers, especially adolescent mothers, and their infants. In case of malnutrition or lack of access to clean water, extra food rations and drinking water should be provided systematically throughout pregnancy and lactation; (...) (f) That health-care information is widely disseminated in local languages and dialects through various media, including in writing, through illustrations and orally, and that it includes information on, inter alia: hygiene; preventing communicable, non-communicable and sexually transmitted diseases; healthy lifestyles and nutrition; family planning and the benefits of delayed childbearing; health during pregnancy; breastfeeding and its impact on child and maternal health; and the need to eliminate violence against women, including sexual and domestic violence and harmful practices;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 39. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Comment #34 par. 37 (2016) - 452

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-34-on-the-rights-of-rural-women-par-37

Food policy CEDAW

The lack of access to adequate food and nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and waste management facilities results in increased health risks. Some conditions, such as obstetric fistula, are also more prevalent among rural women and result directly from the lack of access to emergency health services capable of performing caesarean sections, and indirectly from early pregnancy and malnutrition....

Text of the recommendation

The lack of access to adequate food and nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and waste management facilities results in increased health risks. Some conditions, such as obstetric fistula, are also more prevalent among rural women and result directly from the lack of access to emergency health services capable of performing caesarean sections, and indirectly from early pregnancy and malnutrition.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 34 -on the rights of rural women, CEDAW/C/GC/34, (2016). Par. 37. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/34&Lang=en

2014 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and Committee on the Rights of the Child, Joint General Recommendation #31 and #18, respectively, par. 69 (2014) - 449

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-committee-on-the-rights-of-the-child-joint-general-recommendation-no-31-par-69

Food policy Other Health-related issues CEDAW CRC Schools and meals programs Education and information

69. The Committees recommend that the States parties to the Conventions: (...) (d) Ensure that schools provide age-appropriate information on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including in relation to gender relations and responsible sexual behaviour, HIV prevention, nutrition and protection from violence and harmful practices;...

Text of the recommendation

69. The Committees recommend that the States parties to the Conventions: (...) (d) Ensure that schools provide age-appropriate information on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including in relation to gender relations and responsible sexual behaviour, HIV prevention, nutrition and protection from violence and harmful practices;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; Committee on the Rights of the Child, Joint general recommendation No. 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women/General comment No. 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices CEDAW/C/GC/31/CRC/C/GC/18, (2014). Par. 69. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/31/CRC/C/GC/18&Lang=en

2010 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #27, par. 45 (2010) - 440

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-27-on-older-women-and-protection-of-their-human-rights-par-45

Food policy CEDAW Physical activity

45. Long-term care provisions should include interventions promoting behavioural and lifestyle changes to delay the onset of health problems, such as healthy nutritional practices and an active lifestyle, and affordable access to health-care services, including screening for and treatment of diseases, in particular those most prevalent among older women. Health policies must also ensure that health care provided to older...

Text of the recommendation

45. Long-term care provisions should include interventions promoting behavioural and lifestyle changes to delay the onset of health problems, such as healthy nutritional practices and an active lifestyle, and affordable access to health-care services, including screening for and treatment of diseases, in particular those most prevalent among older women. Health policies must also ensure that health care provided to older women, including those with disabilities, is based on the free and informed consent of the person concerned.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights, CEDAW/C/GC/27, (2010). Par. 45. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/GC/27&Lang=en

1999 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #24, par. 12 (b) (1999) - 433

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-24-women-and-health-par-12-b

Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security

12. States parties should report on their understanding of how policies and measures on health care address the health rights of women from the perspective of women’s needs and interests and how it addresses distinctive features and factors that differ for women in comparison to men, such as: (...) (b) Socio-economic factors that vary for women in general and some...

Text of the recommendation

12. States parties should report on their understanding of how policies and measures on health care address the health rights of women from the perspective of women’s needs and interests and how it addresses distinctive features and factors that differ for women in comparison to men, such as: (...) (b) Socio-economic factors that vary for women in general and some groups of women in particular. For example, unequal power relationships between women and men in the home and workplace may negatively affect women’s nutrition and health. They may also be exposed to different forms of violence which can affect their health. (...)

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 24 - women and health, (1999). Par. 12 (b). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/4738&Lang=en

1992 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #19 par. 7 (g) (1992) - 420

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-24-women-and-health-par-7

Other Health-related issues CEDAW

7. Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health....

Text of the recommendation

7. Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 19: Violence against women, (1992). Par. 7 g). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/3731&Lang=en

2010 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Par. 39 & 40. - 414

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-concluding-observations-on-the-sixth-periodic-report-of-argentina-par-39-40

Tobacco control Argentina CEDAW

The Committee is concerned about the widespread use of tobacco among women in Argentina and the serious health impact of tobacco on women. The Committee is particularly concerned that women are often targets in tobacco advertising campaigns, which encourage and increase the usage of tobacco among women, resulting in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The Committee urges the State party to...

Text of the recommendation

The Committee is concerned about the widespread use of tobacco among women in Argentina and the serious health impact of tobacco on women. The Committee is particularly concerned that women are often targets in tobacco advertising campaigns, which encourage and increase the usage of tobacco among women, resulting in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The Committee urges the State party to ratify and implement the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and put in place legislation aimed at banning smoking in public spaces and restricting tobacco advertising.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report

of Argentina, CEDAW/C/ARG/CO/6, (2010). Par. 39 & 40. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW%2fC%2fARG%2fCO%2f6&Lang=en

1999 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #24, par. 2 (1999) - 411

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-the-elimination-of-discrimination-against-women-general-recommendation-no-24-women-and-health

Other Health-related issues CEDAW N/A

2. The examination of reports submitted by States parties pursuant to article 18 of the Convention demonstrates that women’s health is an issue that is recognized as a central concern in promoting the health and well-being of women. For the benefit of States parties and those who have a particular interest in and concern with the issues surrounding women’s health,...

Text of the recommendation

2. The examination of reports submitted by States parties pursuant to article 18 of the Convention demonstrates that women’s health is an issue that is recognized as a central concern in promoting the health and well-being of women. For the benefit of States parties and those who have a particular interest in and concern with the issues surrounding women’s health, the present general recommendationseeks to elaborate the Committee’s understanding of article 12 and to address measures to eliminate discrimination in order to realize the right of women to the highest attainable standard of health.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 24 - women and health, (1999). Par. 2. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/4738&Lang=en

2016 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Par. 34 (e) & 35 (g). - 291

https://righttohealthpolicyhub.org/database/committee-on-economic-social-and-cultural-rights-concluding-observations-on-the-fourth-periodic-report-of-argentina-3

Tobacco control Argentina CEDAW

The Committee is concerned about the high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys. The Committee recommends that the State party (...) ratify and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and reduce the high tobacco consumption among adolescents, in particular girls, and address the health consequences. ...

Text of the recommendation

The Committee is concerned about the high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys. The Committee recommends that the State party (...) ratify and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and reduce the high tobacco consumption among adolescents, in particular girls, and address the health consequences.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report
of Argentina, CEDAW/C/ARG/CO/7, (2016). Par. 34 (e) & 35 (g). Available at:

1994 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation #21, par. 26 (1994) - 264

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Food policy CEDAW Food and nutrition security

26. Article 15 (1) guarantees women equality with men before the law. The right to own, manage, enjoy and dispose of property is central to a woman’s right to enjoy financial independence, and in many countries will be critical to her ability to earn a livelihood and to provide adequate housing and nutrition for herself and for her family....

Text of the recommendation

26. Article 15 (1) guarantees women equality with men before the law. The right to own, manage, enjoy and dispose of property is central to a woman’s right to enjoy financial independence, and in many countries will be critical to her ability to earn a livelihood and to provide adequate housing and nutrition for herself and for her family.

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 21 - equality in marriage and family relations, (1994). Par. 26. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/4733&Lang=en

1992 - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Comment #19 par. 7 (g) (1992) - 257

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Other Health-related issues CEDAW

Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health;...

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Gender-based violence, which impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms under general international law or under human rights conventions, is discrimination within the meaning of article 1 of the Convention. These rights and freedoms include: (...) (g) The right to the highest standard attainable of physical and mental health;

Citation

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 19: Violence against women, (1992). Par. 7 g). Available at: ttps://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT/CEDAW/GEC/3731&Lang=en.