The Commission for Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Relations with Civil Society said that the United Nations team on discrimination against women and girls will visit Mauritania from September 25 to October 6, and will work on an assessment in the field of promoting and protecting women’s rights.
The Commission said in a statement published today, Saturday, that the team will visit Nouakchott and the city of Paskanou, where it will meet local authorities, independent institutions, civil society organizations, elected officials, and United Nations agencies.
The Commission added that the team will discuss with these bodies the challenges facing women and girls regarding the issue of discrimination, and will also look into the legislative reforms and policies that have been implemented to combat discrimination.
The team’s agenda includes holding a press conference on Friday, October 6, and it will also submit a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2024.
The Commission for Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Relations with Civil Society is coordinating this visit, and will also accompany the mission in all its official meetings to ensure the smooth conduct of this visit.