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ERIC Number: ED408074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 22
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The Synergy of "Rights" Conventions: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women (The Convention of Belem do Para).
Bernard, Desiree
A major factor hindering women's human rights has been cultural attitudes based on stereotypical beliefs on the role of women in society, which have resulted in women being denied access to education, health care, property, employment, or involvement in decision-making. This report examines and compares some of the issues affecting the well-being and development of women and children addressed under specific articles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the Organization of American States' Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women. The report addresses the following areas of concern: (1) "Cultural Patterns and Traditional Practices"; (2) "Parental Responsibility"; (3) "Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution"; (4) "Nationality"; (5) "Education"; (6) "Employment"; (7) "Health Care"; (8) "Culture and Recreation"; (9) "Movement of Persons"; (10) "Family Relations"; and (11) "Violence." The comparison concludes that the three treaties complement each other, and together constitute an effective mechanism for enforcing the human rights of women and children. However, they have strengths and weaknesses individually and collectively and rely on international cooperation and adherence to the obligations and rights stated therein. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child