Musawah Thematic Report on Article 16: Kuwait and Oman

Submitted by Musawah on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 14:19
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Oct 2011 - 50th CEDAW Session, Geneva, Switzerland

This Musawah report takes a critical look at the status of marriage and family relations, as encapsulated in Article 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (‘CEDAW’ or ‘CEDAW Convention’), in Kuwait and Oman, two of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states reporting before the 50th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (‘CEDAW Committee’).

This is Musawah’s first thematic report on Article 16. In the absence of shadow or alternative reports from civil society activists in Kuwait and Oman, it is hoped that this thematic report will provide critical information, analysis and recommendations that can be used as a resource during the constructive engagements with States parties and in follow-up activities on the Concluding Observations.

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