On July 6th, 2015 a delegation of women from the Feminist Alliance for International Action ( FAFIA) appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva. Every five years, as a signatory to the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political rights, Canada reports in writing and in person to the Committee on it's compliance with the Covenant.
During these periodical reviews non-governmental organisations such as FAFIA prepare 'shadow reports', which document Canada's human rights record in various key areas, and appear in person. FAFIA's shadow report documents Canada's failures to uphold important human rights standards as they relate to all Canadian women. FAFIA's shadow report co-filed with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) documents egregious human rights violations against Indigenous women.
Blogging for Equality will host a series of blog posts over the coming weeks highlighting the findings of these two shadow reports in various areas.
Designed by Rachel Gold.