UNITED NATIONS TREATY BODY COMMITTEES CAN BE IMPORTANT IN ADVOCACY BY NGO'S ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES OF WOMEN & GIRLS.
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Alternative Report to the UN Committee Against Torture
Report compiled by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) with collaboration.
Violence Against Women & Children in Kenya
The OMCT Report, entitled “”, was prepared together with the large Coalition of Child Rights NGOs (CRC) and the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW). It addresses widespread forms of violence against women and children and their underlying causes, and analyses the shortcomings of the implementation of the Convention Against Torture in respect to gender- and child-specific issues. This report gives particular emphasis to protection from torture and other forms of ill-treatment including harmful cultural practices, domestic violence, trafficking in women and children, sexual abuse, child corporal punishment and child labour. It also raises serious concerns regarding women’s access to justice and juvenile justice, including the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties.
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