oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - State of the world's minorities and indigenous peoples 2011: Focus on women's rights : new publications

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



This report presents an overview of the situation of minority and indigenous women today. It acknowledges 'that women belonging to minorities in every region of the world frequently experience unique challenges and multiple or intersectional discrimination emanating from their status as members of minorities and as women or girls'. This aspect was emphasised by the United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues, Ms Rita Izsák, at the 3rd International Conference on Roma Women held from 23-25 October 2011 in Granada, Spain, where she applauded Roma women for confronting discrimination.

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