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Human Rights Council

Thirty-second session

Agenda item 3



Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development


Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, on its mission to the United States*

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Working Group on its visit to the United States conducted from 30 November to 11 December 2015. This report describes the situation regarding gender equality and the human rights of women in the country and analyses achievements and challenges. It examines the legal, institutional and policy framework for promoting equality and the participation and empowerment of women in economic, social, political and public life, with particular attention to women victims of multiple forms of discrimination. The Working Group presents its recommendations for further progress in eliminating discrimination and promoting equality.


Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, on its mission to the United States (30 November-11 December 2015)**

Contents


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I. Introduction 3

A. The visit 3

B. Context 3

II. Legal, institutional and policy framework for women’s equality and human rights 4

A Legal framework 4

B. Access to justice 8

C. Institutional framework and policies at the federal level 9

III. Participation of women in political and public life, in economic and social life and access
to health 10

A. Participation in political life 10

B. Participation in economic and social life 11

C. Access to health care 15

IV. Gender based violence and women victims of multiple forms of discrimination 18

V. Conclusions and recommendations 20

A. Conclusions 20

B. Recommendations 21




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