Parallel report to the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2022)

Did you know that 86% of family caregivers of people with disabilities are women? That the employment rate of women of foreign backgrounds is still lower than that of men, that they are more often employed in part-time jobs, with lower wages or in specific employment sectors, such as domestic help?

You can read about all this and many other topics in the parallel report of Unia and Myria to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

As a national human rights institution, Unia submits a parallel report every time Belgium is subject to a periodic review. The UN Committees use these reports and the reports of civil society as a basis for their dialogue with Belgium regarding the human rights situation in our country and to identify areas where improvements are still necessary.

After this dialogue (which is called 'constructive dialogue'), the Committees submit their 'concluding observations', containing their concerns and recommendations to the Belgian state.