Abya Yala Regional Consultation on the CEDAW General Recommendation
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.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.In October 2022, the General Recommendation No. 39 of the Convention on the Elimination of of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will come to life.