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Treatment of women in Tibet: CEDAW questions China

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 16 May 2023

Treatment of women in Tibet: CEDAW questions China

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Lhasa: The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has voiced its concern over the condition of women in Tibet.

The body also questioned China over the matter.

The committee, responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, has taken a keen interest in the rights and well-being of Tibetan women, reports Tibet Rights Collective.

In a recent session, CEDAW members directed their attention toward China's treatment of Tibetan women and sought clarification on various issues, the news portal reported.

The committee's questions primarily revolved around the status of gender equality, access to healthcare and education, political participation, and the preservation of cultural and religious rights for Tibetan women living in Tibet.

The Tibet Bureau and the Tibetan Women's Association jointly delivered a statement on the situation of Tibetan women in Tibet during a UN public briefing held on May 8, 2023.

The briefing, organized as part of the 85th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CEDAW), aimed to review China's implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.