Violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief & Root Causes - Gender - Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to the UN General Assembly 2016
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief – Website - http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomReligion/Pages/FreedomReligionIndex.aspx
Report of the Special Rapporteur to the UN General Assembly 2013 - Freedom of Religion or Belief and Equality Between Men and Women
DIRECT LINK TO THE FULL 22-PAGE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF 2016 REPORT TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
“Countless women and girls suffer from human rights violations in the intersection of freedom of religion or belief and gender issues, for example in the context of State-enforced denominational family laws.”
Thematically, the focus of the report is on the broad range of violations of freedom of religion or belief and their manifold root causes, as well as additional variables, including from a gender perspective, which need to be taken into account for an appropriate analysis of the problems. The aim of the report is to sensitize readers to the broad range of violations, many of which do not attract adequate, if any, public attention. Governments are obliged to take effective measures to prevent violations of freedom of religion or belief, including abuses committed by non-State actors. At the outset, the Special Rapporteur defines the scope and contours of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, which must be broadly construed in keeping with the universalistic spirit of human rights.
Извор: WUNRN – 29.10.2016