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The UN in Geneva

ICJW has representatives in Geneva who attend sessions of the Human Rights Council and other UN bodies that are based there or meet there regularly.

ICJW women have been members and officers of a number of NGO Committees, including Human Rights, Status of Women, Freedom of Religion and Belief, and have joined a special NGO task-force on promoting Gender Equality in the face of discriminatory cultural and traditional practices towards women.

NGOs in Geneva may attend all open public sessions and submit written and/or oral statements, which they try to coordinate/co-sign with other like-minded NGOs, on subjects such as violence against women and education for peace. We also participate in discussions with Special Rapporteurs and attend the Universal Periodic Reviews, where countries’ records on issues such as human rights and discrimination against women are reviewed by their peers.