what we do
ILC encourages and supports members to use international treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) to ensure governments implement their human rights treaty obligations.
Members have mobilised at the national level to report specifically on the status
of women’s land rights in Ecuador (2019), México (2018), Bangladesh (2016 and 2018), Argentina (2016 and 2018), Guatemala (2017), Colombia (2017), Malawi (2015) and Burundi (2015 and 2016) while members reported on indigenous women’s rights in Thailand (2017). This work has already proved influential as Convention Committees have based their recommendations to governments from ILC members’ alternative reports.