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Participation in Decision-Making and Law-Making

Combined fourth, fifth and sixth periodic report on Belarus, 2004 [CEDAW]

In Document A/59/38
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Thirtieth session (12-30 January 2004) and Thirty-first session (6-23 July 2004)

Principal areas of concern and recommendations

343. The Committee is concerned about the insufficient cooperation of the authorities with non-governmental organizations and women’s associations in the implementation of the Convention. The Committee is further concerned about the lack of an enabling environment for the establishment and operation of women’s non-governmental organizations and for encouraging the more active involvement of civil society in promoting gender equality.


344. The Committee urges the State party to cooperate more effectively with non-governmental organizations and women’s associations in the implementation of the Convention, including follow-up to the concluding comments...The Committee also recommends that the State party enable the establishment and operation of women’s non-governmental organizations, and encourage and facilitate the active participation of civil society in the full implementation of the Convention and the promotion of women’s human rights.

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