The Role of Faith in Ending the Subjugation of Girls and Women

Proposed Resolution to the GWI triennial 2016

THE ROLE OF FAITH IN ENDING THE SUBJUGATION OF GIRLS AND WOMEN

The 32nd GWI General Assembly resolves that:

1. National Federations and Associations (NFAs) urge the respective religious leaders and communities in their countries to strongly and visibly promote the protection of girls and women, especially when they become victims of harmful traditions, religious beliefs and cultural practices;

2. NFAs increase their efforts to ask and receive support from religious and traditional leaders to protect the human rights of girls and women and to safeguard their equal opportunities to reach their full potential;

3. GWI encourages NFAs to promote and seek publicity for positive actions carried out by religious leaders and communities to protect the equal rights and dignity of girls and women;

4. GWI utilizes its status with Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). and other international bodies to assist in the implementation of this resolution; and

5. GWI become the platform for continuous advocacy of the human rights of girls and women visibly supported by religious leaders and communities.

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Proposed Resolution to the GWI triennial 2016.

POLYGAMY AS A FORM OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 

The 32nd GWI General Assembly resolves that:

1. National Federations and Associations (NFAs) urge their respective Governments to enhance women’s awareness concerning the problems of polygamy;

2. NFAs increase their efforts to make the case of polygamy public in order to educate families, both women and men about the consequences of polygamy in order to protect the human rights of women and the children;

3. GWI encourages NFAs to seek strong support from governments and the judiciary, including appropriate legislation and publicity of positive judicial sentences to increase awareness of polygamy and its consequent effects; and

4. GWI utilize its consultative role with ECOSOC, UNICEF, UNFPA and other international bodies to assist in the implementation of this resolution.

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