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CEDAW71 > UN Women's Rights Committee to investigate Intersex Genital Mutilation in Nepal

2018-CEDAW-Nepal-NGO-Intersex-IGMZwischengeschlecht.org on FacebookTomorrow Tuesday 23 October 2018, in Geneva the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will examine the human rights record of Nepal as a contracting State party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This public examination will also be transmitted LIVE on webtv.un.org
• Session 1 with Committee questions: 10-13h CET [Nepal: 13:45–16:45h]
• Session 2
with Nepal's answers and follow-up questions: 15-17h CET [Nepal: 18:45–20:45h]
>>> CEDAW Nepal Timeline 2018 

In addition, today Monday 22 October, 15:00–16:30h CEST [Nepal: 18:45–19:15h] there will be a public hearing with Nepali NGOs, also to be be transmitted LIVE on webtv.un.org.
>>> Joint Intersex NGO Statement (PDF)
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Extended Private Meeting Joint Intersex NGO Statement (PDF)

Nepali intersex advocates Esan Regmi and Parsu Ram Rai together with StopIGM.org submitted a Joint Thematic Intersex NGO Report (PDF) to the Committee, containing compelling evidence of the serious human rights violations of intersex children in Nepal, including infanticide, child abandonment, intersex genital mutilation and other harmful practices.

We are now hoping for tough questions for the Nepali delegation, and yet another stern reprimand for Nepal for harmful practices on intersex children at the end of the 71st CEDAW session! Watch this space ...

See also:
“Harmful Medical Practice”: UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR condem IGM
36 UN Reprimands for IGM – and counting ...
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC): IGM = Harmful Practice + Violence
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Women's Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Violation of Integrity
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee-CCPR) condemns IGM Practices

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Intersex Genital Mutilations • 17 Most Common Forms
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview  What is Intersex?  How Common are IGMs?
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IGM as a Harmful Practice: 2015 UN-CRC Briefing
• IGM: A Survivor's Perspective • Intersex Movement History
• What are Variations of Sex Anatomy?  • What are IGM Practices?
• IGM and Human Rights  • Conclusion: IGM is a Harmful Practice
>>> Download PDF (3.14 MB)     >>> Table of Contents

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Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights

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