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.

To discuss the UN’s rebuke of Australia’s women’s rights record, The Daily‘s Sam Baran joined by Maria Nawaz, law reform solicitor at Kingsford Legal Centre.

You can find Ms Nawaz’s writings on the subject at The Conversation.

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