15 January 2013

Tunisia: UN Highlights Discrimination in Tunisia Draft Constitution

A UN working group on Monday (January 14th) called on Tunisia to adopt stronger measures in its new constitution to combat gender inequality and discrimination and accelerate the participation of women in all aspects of society.

"We are concerned at the persistence of loopholes and ambiguities in the current draft of the constitution which, if not removed, might undermine the protection of women's rights and the principle of gender equality," group head Kamala Chandrakirana announced at the end of a five day mission to the country.

The working group will present its findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in June.

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