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GCC reaffirms support for women rights

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Geneva, 22 June 2024 (TDI): On the occasion of the 56th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have reaffirmed their unwavering support to safeguard women’s rights. The commitment came against the backdrop of the statement made by the Chair of the Gulf Group, Dr. Hind bint Abdulrahman Al Muftah.

Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Office, Dr. Hind Muftah, further committed that GCC aims to stop discrimination against women. Additionally, Qatar placed emphasis on safeguarding society by preventing exploitation and all forms of violence.

In the statement, the Chair said that the GCC states have always shown their unwavering dedication to this cause. The GCC has established extensive legal frameworks, improved support networks, and efficient law enforcement agencies for victims of violence.

Furthermore, Dr. Hind emphasized states’ inherent right to establish laws aligned with their unique social, cultural, and legal settings. Moreover, emphasis was placed on the necessity of recommendations being consistent with the particularity of the cultural and social setup of the respective states.

The GCC States conveyed their gratitude for the Special Rapporteur’s invaluable assistance. During the interactive session, they also appreciated their commitment to work cooperatively and constructively with all concerned parties to advance women’s and girls’ rights.

56th Session of Human Rights Council

The 56th session of the Human Rights Council aims to welcome debate on human rights challenges. These include violations of the rights of women, children, and the Indigenous people. The session will last from the 18th of June to 12th of July 2024.

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Additionally, it will address the advancement and defense of human rights in alignment with sustainable development goals. Panel discussions on the impacts of climate change, the Olympic ideal, and sports will be an important feature of the 56th session.

The sessions of the Human Rights Council are regularly organized to further human rights across the globe.

Summaiya Malik
Summaiya Malik
The author holds an MPhil degree in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. She writes for South Asian Voices, CISS Insight and Hilal English.E-mail: summaiyamalik.sm@gmail.com

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