Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says

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Women carry placards with messages of peace. Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women are the ones who pay the highest price in times of conflict, Nahla Haidar, a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), said.

However, they should not only be seen as victims but as "agents for peace", she added.

She was speaking to Patrick Maigua after the just concluded 58th Session of CEDAW, which reviewed reports presented by several countries including Syria and India.

The Committee, a 23-person expert body, monitors compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Patrick Maguia asked Ms. Haidar about progress made so far in halting discrimination against women.

Duration: 4'53''

 

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