General recommendation No. 34 of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the rights of rural women
19 May 2023
In the present general recommendation, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women clarifies States parties’ obligations to ensure the rights of rural women, with a focus on article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which recognizes the unique situation of rural women and highlights specific obligations of States parties in recognizing, promoting and protecting their rights.
What are General Recommendations and General Comments? Each of the UN treaty bodies publishes its interpretation of the provisions of its respective human rights treaty and obligations accepted under these treaties in the form of "general recommendations” and “general comments”.
This document was translated and published within the frame of the project “Protecting human rights of vulnerable groups in Azerbaijan”, funded by European Union and implemented by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.