UN Ambassador of Costa Rica Calls for Optional Protocol at Human Rights Council

During the 55th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, Her Excellency Ambassador Shara Duncan Villalobos, Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN, spoke on the need for a new Optional Protocol to the CEDAW Convention dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. “Costa Rica abides by its commitment to promote and […]

Four Nations, Four Special Rapporteurs Call for Treaty in New York

The four nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone, along with the current and three former Special Rapporteurs on violence against women and girls called on all nations to support the creation of a new Optional Protocol to CEDAW to end violence against women and girls […]

Special Rapporteur Calls for New Optional Protocol to CEDAW at CSW in New York

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Ms. Reem Alsalem called for the creation of an Optional Protocol on violence against women and girls to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) during the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of […]

Four Nations Launch Initiative for Global Treaty

On December 7, 2023 Every Woman Treaty hosted an online webinar for the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, entitled “UNiTE! The Need for an Optional Protocol to CEDAW to End Violence Against Women and Girls.”  The event brought together four nations — Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of the […]