Response to consultation: Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and National Human Rights Institutions

Issued by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Date: 15 September 2011

Introduction to our response

The OSCE/ODIHR has issued a survey to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the OSCE region. It is undertaking research on the role of NHRIs in protecting and promoting women’s rights and gender equality. We understand that the resulting information will be reviewed and integrated into a Handbook on NHRIs’ Role in Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the OSCE Region, drawing on good practices and practical examples from across the OSCE participating States surveyed. The Handbook will be finalised in the course of 2012.

The Commission has responded to the survey to help inform the development of the Handbook, as part of our activity to promote human rights by cooperating with other NHRIs and sharing information and ideas.

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