Abya Yala Regional Consultation on the CEDAW General Recommendation
| 2022-07-27
For a decade, we, Indigenous Women, have conceived a strategy with local, global and regional actions to end  the violence we endure and, thus, put an end to racism and discrimination. On May 19 and 20, 2022, in Mexico, the first regional meeting among Abya Yala experts and members of the CEDAW, UN Women, UNICEF and the government was carried out.
Regional Consultation for the Americas on the draft CEDAW General Recommendation on the Rights of Indigenous Women and Girls. Tlaxcala, Mexico, May 19-20, 2022
More than 50 Indigenous Women, belonging to 42 Indigenous Communities of 22 countries discussed the challenges we face in our communities and how the General Recommendation No. 39 will force the 189 Member States of the United Nations to close the gap between the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the violations we endure in each country.
Gladys Acosta, Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee.
The General Recommendation gives us hope that the laws and convention will be complied with and guarantees better living conditions for Indigenous Girls and Young Women. It is being created based on consultations and discussions with several Indigenous Women from different parts of the world, which enriches this strategic tool, as it broadens the view of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Teresa Zapeta, Executive Director of FIMI
In October 2022, the General Recommendation No. 39 of the Convention on the Elimination of of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will come to life.
Marion Bethel, CEDAW Committee Expert