STATEMENT: NEPAL: Roundtable on Strategies for addressing discriminatory citizenship provisions against women in the forthcoming Constitution

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:00
Southern Asia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Initiative Type: 

The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the very core of international human rights law. Over thirty years have passed since the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and fifteen years gone by since commitments were undertaken to eliminate discrimination in the context of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. We have the normative and policy framework at the international level which should ensure equality
for women in law and practice.