Gabon (CEDAW 01-03-2022)
The Committee considered the seventh periodic report of Gabon (CEDAW/C/GAB/7) at its 1852nd and 1854th meetings (see CEDAW/C/SR.1852 and 1854), held on 8 and 9 February 2022. The Committee’s list of issues and questions is contained in CEDAW/C/GAB/Q/7 and the responses of Gabon are contained in CEDAW/C/GAB/RQ/7.
E. Principal areas of concern and recommendations
Disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women
- The Committee regrets the lack of information on the situation of disadvantaged groups of women in the State party, including poor women and single mothers, women with disabilities, and refugee, migrant and indigenous women. It is concerned about reports that refugee women have no health-care coverage. The Committee is also concerned about the high number of women detainees awaiting trial, in some cases, for many years, and reports of severe overcrowding in female prisons and the absence of separation of male and female detainees, as well as of women detainees awaiting trial and convicted women.
- The Committee recommends that the State party:
(e) Provide effective protection to lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women from gender-based violence and discrimination and ensure their access to justice through the appropriate investigation of their complaints, punishment of perpetrators and provision of compensation to survivors;