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Claiming women's rights: The Optional Protocol to the UN Women's Convention

, Index number: IOR 51/001/2001

This document was produced to promote awareness of the Optional Protocol and describe its two main provisions: an Individual Complaints Procedure and an Inquiry Procedure into grave or systematic violations. The appendices contain copies of the Optional Protocol, the status of signature and ratification as of 1st march 2001, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and General Recommendation No.19: Violence against Women

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