On the occasion of the 53rd Session of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which will review the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in the Republic of Serbia, Praxis submitted a Parallel Report in cooperation with the European Roma Rights Centre. In order to give a clearer picture about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Parallel Report contains information about the problems in the fields regulated by the Convention, primarily problems faced by women from particularly vulnerable groups – refugee, internally displaced and Roma women.
The Report gives information on implementation of the Convention in the fields of prevention of sexual and gender based violence, information on mechanisms for achievement of gender equality, access to right to personal documents, education, employment and health protection. The report further provides information relating to forced evictions from informal Roma settlements, as well as impeded access to justice.
At the end of the report, Praxis and the ERRC have suggested to the CEDAW recommendations the adoption of which would enable improvement of implementation of the Convention.
Review of the implementation of the Convention in Serbia was scheduled for October 2012, but, according to unofficial information, it will be postponed for mid-2013.
Download: Parallel Report to the Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women