UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Venezuela (CEDAW 14-11-2014)

The Committee considered the combined seventh and eight periodic reports of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (CEDAW/C/VEN/7-8) at its 1247th and 1248th meetings, on 21 October 2014 (see CEDAW/C/SR.1247 and 1248). The Committee’s list of issues and questions is contained in CEDAW/C/VEN/Q/7-8 and the responses of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela are contained in CEDAW/C/VEN/Q/7-8/Add.1.

Concluding observations

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations

Disadvantaged groups of women

  1. The Committee regrets the lack of effective measures taken to address discrimination and violence faced by disadvantaged groups of women, such as indigenous and Afro-descendant women, migrant women, older women and women with disabilities, as well as lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, and other women facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.
  2. The Committee recommends that the State party adopt appropriate measures to address the particular needs of disadvantaged groups of women. The State party should provide comprehensive information and disaggregated data in its next periodic report on the situation of those women and the measures adopted to address their specific needs.

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