Harmful practices (joint General Recommendation with CEDAW) 2014, para. 6Paragraph
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- The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child consistently note that harmful practices are deeply rooted in social attitudes according to which women and girls are regarded as inferior to men and boys based on stereotyped roles. They also highlight the gender dimension of violence and indicate that sex- and gender-based attitudes and stereotypes, power imbalances, inequalities and discrimination perpetuate the widespread existence of practices that often involve violence or coercion. It is also important to recall that the Committees are concerned that the practices are also used to justify gender-based violence as a form of "protection" or control of women and children in the home or community, at school or in other educational settings and institutions and in wider society. Moreover, the Committees draw States parties' attention to the fact that sex- and gender-based discrimination intersects with other factors that affect women and girls, in particular those who belong to, or are perceived as belonging to, disadvantaged groups, and who are therefore at a higher risk of becoming victims of harmful practices.
- Legal status
- Non-negotiated soft law
- Committee on the Rights of the Child
- Document type
- General Comment / Recommendation
- Means of adoption
- Equality & Inclusion
- Harmful Practices
- Person(s) affected
- Paragraph type
- CRC General Comment No. 18, Harmful practices (joint General Comment with CEDAW) (2014), para. 6.
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