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Erika Schläppi: Second Swiss Woman on UN CEDAW

Erika Schläppi of Switzerland has been elected to an initial maiden term on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for 2025–28. She will be the second Swiss woman to serve in this capacity.

2024-06-07 18:45:27
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

Erika Schläppi of Switzerland has been elected to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for the term 2025-2028, making her the second Swiss woman to serve in this role. The committee is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

The election took place in New York on June 7, 2024. CEDAW is an international legal instrument for protecting the rights of women and girls, ratified by 189 countries including Switzerland in 1997.

Schläppi, a women's rights lawyer and co-CEO of a consultancy firm, has academic research and practical experience in women's rights and CEDAW. She will work on monitoring processes and increasing the visibility and impact of CEDAW to secure women's and girls' rights.

Switzerland supported Schläppi's candidacy as part of its commitment to gender equality and women's rights, reflecting its dedication to global legal frameworks and international obligations in this area..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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