UN criticises Australia’s Women’s Rights Record
Earlier this month, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women reviewed gender equality in various UN member states. Amongst those member-states was Australia: a country we may selfishly hope has an exemplary history of women’s rights.
Despite our self-image as an egalitarian society, Australia has come under fire for its lack of gender-equality legislation, its domestic violence problem, and the treatment of female asylum seekers on Nauru. It’s now a question of what the Federal Government will do in response to the UN’s criticisms.
You can find Ms Nawaz’s writings on the subject at The Conversation.