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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Honduras (CEDAW 25-11-2016)
The Committee considered the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of Honduras (CEDAW/C/HND/7-8) at its 1447th and 1448th meetings, on 3 November 2016 (see CEDAW/C/SR.1447 and 1448). The Committee’s list of issues and questions is contained in CEDAW/C/HND/Q/7-8 and the responses of Honduras are contained in CEDAW/C/HND/Q/7-8/Add.1.
Stereotypes and harmful practices
- The Committee is concerned by the ineffectiveness of the measures to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and entrenched discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which impede the implementation of the Convention and are a root cause of violence against women. The Committee is also concerned that these measures do not address intersecting forms of discrimination against women. It is equally concerned that the reliance on funding from international donors for awareness-raising campaigns, education and training programmes may have an adverse impact on the sustainability of these initiatives.
- The Committee recommends that the State party adopt coordinated and adequately funded measures to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family. It also recommends that the State party address intersecting forms of discrimination against women, based on their age, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, rural or urban location, or being lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex.