FUNDEPS presented report at the 65th session of the United Nations CEDAW Committee

Our team will be present at the 65th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, in which the result of work done on gender violence and public policy communication will be presented.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is a body of independent United Nations experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW English). All States parties must submit periodic reports to the Committee to account for compliance with international obligations assumed by signing CEDAW.

Organizations of each country, according to their experience and work performed, can submit a “shadow report” to account for the reality of women in the state, so that the Committee have the necessary for the development of tools the final recommendations made.

The report presented by FUNDEPS, along with the Civil Association for Equality Communication, focuses on the degree of compliance of Argentina Article 5 of the Convention, which commits States to “Modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices which are based on the idea of ​​the inferiority or superiority of either of the sexes or on stereotyped roles practices of men and women. ”

The data provided in this “report shadow” are the result of monitoring of public communication policies and gender, in force in Argentina, which was made using requests for access to information, surveys and interviews with members of organizations, and monitoring media by the signatory organizations. This monitoring was reflected in the publication entitled “Gender violence and public communication policies“.

Also, our teams participated in and supported the development of two reports: one submitted by the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, FEIM and other organizations on public policy on the control of snuff that currently allow the development of industry strategies aimed specifically at women; and another by the Plurales Foundation in coalition with Fundapaz, Chaco and other networks on access to natural resources by rural and peasant women of the Gran Chaco.

More information:

– Publication: “Gender violence and public communication policies

– Shadow report to the CEDAW Committee


Virginia Pedraza – Coordinadora del Área de Derechos Humanos – Eje de género y diversidad sexual