UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Concludes Mission to Algeria

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UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Concludes Mission to Algeria
By: UN
01 February 2007
 

UNITED NATIONS

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1 February 2007


Professor Yakin Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, delivered the following statement on 31 January 2007 in Algiers:

"From 21 to 31 January 2007, I conducted a fact-finding mission to Algeria, during which I spoke with Ministers and other authorities, the President of the Advisory Commission on Human Rights, the United Nations Country Team, non-governmental organisations and individual victims of violence against women. I would like to thank the Government of Algeria for its invitation and excellent support throughout the conduct of my mission.

I will present a full report to the United Nations Human Rights Council on my findings regarding violence against women in Algeria, including its causes and consequences, within the next six months. At this point, I would like to share some preliminary observations with you.

The Algerian Constitution provides for non-discrimination between men and women and requires the state to actively ensure equality of rights and duties of all citizens, men and women alike.

Algeria has distinguished itself by realizing the equal access of boys and girls to all levels of education in little more than one generation. Today, girls are numerically overrepresented in secondary schools, colleges and universities. This is most commendable and it will help to eventually eliminate the high levels of female illiteracy inherited from colonial rule

Themes
• Access to natural resources
• Access to natural resources
• Access to natural resources
• Accompanying social processes
• Accompanying social processes
• Adverse possession
• Advocacy
• Advocacy
• Advocacy
• Architecture
• Architecture
• Armed / ethnic conflict
• Armed / ethnic conflict
• Basic services
• Basic services
• Basic services
• Children
• Children
• Commodification
• Commodification
• Cultural Heritage
• Cultural Heritage
• Demographic manipulation
• Destruction of habitat
• Destruction of habitat
• Destruction of habitat
• Disability
• Disability
• Disaster mitigation
• Disaster mitigation
• Discrimination
• Discrimination
• Discrimination
• Displaced
• Displaced
• Displaced
• Displacement
• Displacement
• Displacement
• Dispossession
• Dispossession
• Dispossession
• Education
• Education
• Elderly
• Elderly
• Energy
• Energy
• Epidemics, diseases
• Epidemics, diseases
• ESC rights
• ESC rights
• ESC rights
• Extraterritorial obligations
• Extraterritorial obligations
• Fact finding mission/field research
• Farmers/Peasants
• Financialization
• Financialization
• Financialization
• Food (rights, sovereignty, crisis)
• Food (rights, sovereignty, crisis)
• Forced evictions
• Forced evictions
• Forced evictions
• Gentrification
• Gentrification
• Health
• Health
• Historic heritage sites
• Historic heritage sites
• Homeless
• Homeless
• Homeless
• Housing crisis
• Housing rights
• Housing rights
• Housing rights
• Human rights
• Human rights
• Human rights
• Immigrants
• Immigrants
• Indigenous peoples
• Indigenous peoples
• Informal settlements
• Internal migrants
• Internal migrants
• Internal migrants
• Land rights
• Landless
• Legal frameworks
• Legal frameworks
• Legal frameworks
• Livelihoods
• Local Governance
• Local Governance
• Local Governance
• Low income
• Norms and standards
• Norms and standards
• Norms and standards
• Property rights
• Public policies
• Public policies
• Public policies
• Public programs and budgets
• Public programs and budgets
• Public programs and budgets
• Refugees
• Refugees
• Religious
• Religious
• Reparations / restitution of rights
• Research
• Research
• Right to the city
• Right to the city
• Security of tenure
• Security of tenure
• Security of tenure
• Stateless
• Stateless
• Subsidies
• Subsidies
• Temporary shelter
• Temporary shelter
• Tenants
• Tenants
• UN system
• UN system
• UN system
• Unemployed
• Unemployed
• Urban planning
• Urban planning
• Water&sanitation
• Water&sanitation
• Women
• Women
• Youth
• Youth

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