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Gender, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – issues of multiple discrimination

6 January 2005

Minority Rights Group International and International Service for Human Rights invite you to a report launch and debate.

Wednesday 12 January 2005, Main UN Building, New York. Committee Room 1, 1.15pm-2.45pm

Speakers are:

  • Pramilla Patten, CEDAW
  • Gay McDougall, formerly of CERD
  • Asama Shinmee, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Thailand
  • Lucy Mulenkei, African Indigenous Women’s Organization, Kenya
  • Margareta Matache, Romani Criss, Romania
  • Fareda Banda, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, Report author
  • Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics, UK, Report author
  • Katrina Payne, MRG, Chair

Are rights and gender law and practitioners doing enough to protect the rights of minority and indigenous women experiencing multiple discrimination? This panel debate considers the issues and questions the effectiveness of today’s gender and minority protection mechanisms. Campaigners against discrimination and UN specialists alike consider the present and debate the future for minority and indigenous women’s rights.

The event is organized in cooperation with the UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW).

Copies of MRG’s report ‘Gender, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples‘ will be available at the event.

Please reply to [email protected].

You will need a UN pass to attend.