32nd session of the Human Rights Council Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women Panel 1: Violence against indigenous women and girls and its root causes



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32nd session of the Human Rights Council

Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women

Panel 1: Violence against indigenous women and girls and its root causes

Concept note (as of 15 June 2016)



Date and venue:

16 June 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva

(will be broadcast live and archived on http://webtv.un.org)

Objectives:

The morning panel will provide an opportunity to discuss the protection of the right of indigenous women and girls to a life free from violence. In particular, the panel will identify challenges and good practices in ensuring that States respect, protect and fulfil this right, including by addressing underlying discrimination and marginalization, eliminating structural and institutional discrimination and harmful stereotypes, promoting access to protection measures and services and ensuring accountability for perpetrators of violence and access to an effective remedy for survivors. The panel will also devote specific attention to the role of indigenous women and girls in addressing the violence directed against them.

Chair:



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