Parallel CESCR Report (2020)
On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February 2020, representatives of Belgium participate in an interactive dialogue in Geneva with members of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Unia, in its capacity as a National Human Rights Institution (B status), has submitted a parallel report. Myria also contributed to this report. In this report, different rights such as housing, employment, education, health or non-discrimination are examined through the competences of Myria and Unia.
On the basis of Belgium's report and the parallel and alternative reports, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights makes recommendations to Belgium. The purpose of these recommendations is to help Belgium to improve its compliance with the rights and freedoms provided for in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Unia's parallel report is available in French and English. You can download them on this page.
Annual report 2022
In 2022, Unia continued to fight on behalf of discriminated citizens. In our annual report, we look back at our efforts to combat discrimination and promote equality in Belgium.
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?
Parallel report to the Committee against torture (CAT) (2021)
Lack of reliable and centralized data on allegations of police violence, refoulement or deportation of foreigners despite the risk of torture and ill-treatment, and persistent shortcomings in the care of internees: these are some of the findings of this report.
Annual report 2020: vulnerable human rights in times of crisis
In this extraordinary year, Unia continued to fight for human rights and equality. The corona pandemic acted like a magnifying glass. Those already in a vulnerable position were often the first or hardest hit by Covid-19 or its measures.