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Lyda Verstegen

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Lyda Verstegen is a lawyer and served as President of the International Alliance of Women from 2010 to 2013. She is currently convener of the IAW Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Council, News, Opinions

Discrimination of women in law and practice

By on 21 August 2015
Discrimination of women in law and practice

The 2015 report of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice is a radical accusation against patriarchy. Human Rights Council resolutions – threaten to undermine international achievements in the field of human rights in the name of cultural and religious diversity.

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Human Rights Council, News

Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

By on 9 April 2015
Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

230 million children under five are not registered despite ongoing efforts to increase the rate of birth registration

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Human Rights Council, News, United Nations

IAW statement for the 27th session of the Human Rights Council

By on 23 August 2014

IAW is of the opinion that a Social Protection Floor as recommended by the International Labour Organization should be introduced by all states

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News, United Nations

Ways and means to further enhance the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women

By on 19 August 2014
Ways and means to further enhance the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women

Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon recommends that NOG’s are given better opportunities to contribute to the work of CSW

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News

Lyda Verstegen from Human Rights Council: Even judges are influenced by gender stereotypes

By on 18 June 2014
Lyda Verstegen from Human Rights Council: Even judges are influenced by gender stereotypes

Lyda Verstegen, IAW representative to the Human Rights Council, reports from the current session of the Council in Geneva

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Opinions

Birth Registration: Don’t Fear the Registrar

By on 5 June 2014
Birth Registration: Don’t Fear the Registrar

One in five children world – wide is not registered

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President's letter

Birth Registration

By on 5 August 2013
Birth Registration

Birth registration is a fundamental human right that opens the door to other rights, including education and health care. Yet more than fifty million babies are not registered each year.

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