Examples of claims include arbitrary arrests of women, domestic violence, unfair employment practices and discrimination against women under immigration and nationality laws. The deadline to submit such communications is 1 August 2013.
The communications procedure aims to identify emerging trends on injustices and discriminatory practices against women for policy formulation purposes.
UN Women’s Human Rights section will collect and compile the claims as well as replies on the communications from Governments concerned into a confidential report. Following that, a Working Group of the Commission, composed of representatives from all five regions, will identify trends and patterns of injustice and discriminatory practices against women. The Working Group will present their findings in a confidential report to CSW at its annual session (CSW58) in March 2014 for review.