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We, the undersigned organisations and individuals, as represented in the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), are deeply concerned with the role of the leadership of our countries in the negotiations on the crucial issue of violence against women and girls.

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals across the globe, are again alarmed and disappointed that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is wavering in its commitment to advance women’s human rights as demonstrated in the constant negotiation of the language in the outcome document continues.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws is partnering with the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign (Iran), the Research Institute for Women Peace & Security (Afghanistan), the Women's Intercultural Network, and the Women's UN Report Network to host a panel on stoning as an act of violence against women at the 57th Commission at the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.This not-to-be-missed event will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:30pm at the Church Center for the UN - 10th Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza and is open to the public.

*  At the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Russia has tabled a resolution seeking to promote “traditional values” as a basis for human rights. 

UN Habitat – or The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. 

Relevant web pages: http://www.unhabitat.org/downloads/docs/7348_36488_IslamicInheritanceLawsAndSystems%20.pdf

القرار 1 للمؤتمر العالمي الرابع المعني بالمرأة المنعقد فى بيجين خلال الفترة 4-15 أيلول/سبتمبر 1995 باعتماد إعلان ومنهاج عمل بيجين

تقرير تجميعي عن خطط العمل والاستراتيجيات الوطنية لتنفيذ منهاج عمل بيجين

اعتمد ونشر على الملأ بموجب قرار الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة 217 ألف (د-3) المؤرخ في 10 كانون الأول/ديسمبر 1948

اعتمدت وعرضت للتوقيع والتصديق والانضمام بموجب قرار الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة 34/180 المؤرخ في 18 كانون الأول/ديسمبر/ تاريخ بدء النفاذ: 3 أيلول/سبتمبر 1981

The Covention on the Elimination of all forms of Discriminations Against Women adopted in 1969 by the United Nations General Assembly is described as an international bill of rights for women. The Covention establishes an agenda of action for putting an end to sex-based discrimination.

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