Canada: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Agaist Women: 65th pre-sessional working group, 7-11 March 2016

Index number: AMR 20/3425/2016. In this submission, Amnesty International sets out its concerns about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) by Canada, including (i) the implementation of Canada’s international human rights obligations; (ii) violence against Indigenous women and girls; (iii) violence against women and girls; (iv) discrimination on the basis of gender identity; (v) sexual and reproductive rights; (vi) inadequate protections for migrant domestic workers; (vii) over-incarceration of Indigenous women; (viii) women, peace, and security; (ix) land rights and resource development projects; and (x) the use of maximum available resources to eliminate discrimination against women.

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