Canada: Submission to United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – List of Issues Prior to Reporting in November 2019

In this submission, Amnesty International sets out its concerns about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) by Canada, including (i) the implementation of Canada’s international human rights obligations; (ii) violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit persons (iii) National Action Plans on gender-based violence; (iv) gender, Indigenous rights, and energy development; (v) sterilization of Indigenous women without consent; (vi) the rights of intersex persons; and (vii) protecting the human rights of sex workers. Amnesty International will provide additional information in advance of Canada’s CEDAW review in November 2020.

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