WIDE+ supports statement on recognising women’s rights in UNHRC Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Living in Rural Areas.

From 2 to 6 February, 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People living in Rural Areas met during their Second Session.

PWESCR (the Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) in India along with several civil society organizations (including WIDE+) welcomes the work of this Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People Living in Rural Areas. In their statement for the Second Session they provide further information about the realities and challenges faced by rural women to realise their human rights, especially economic, social and cultural rights. And they request the Working Group to explicitly recognise these rights as central to the overall well-being of rural women belonging to all diversity.

To read the statement: Statement for WG on right of peasants

For more about the UNHRC Working Group:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RuralAreas/Pages/2ndSession.aspx

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