Notes on the Journey

A very thoughtful consideration of language and law.

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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) held a consultation on their draft Update of General Recommendation No. 19 on violence against women.

I have sent in a submission on the impact of gender identity on women’s and girls’ right to be free from violence and abuse, posted below.  This page will be updated with links to downloadable files once they are posted on the CEDAW page.

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Individual submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for its Update of General Recommendation No. 19

Tina Minkowitz, JD

30 September 2016

This submission[1] calls attention to actual and potential negative impacts on women and girls, including their right to live free from violence and abuse, of laws and policies that prioritize gender identity over sex in classifications of persons as male or female. The Committee has promoted…

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