April 19, 2013
Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice
The present report is submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 15/23. This first thematic report of the Working Group records current achievements in women‟s political representation and articulates the further challenges to women‟s equal, full and effective participation in political and public life in the context of democracy and human rights, including in times of political transition. The Working Group identifies critical issues to address in eliminating the structural and social underpinnings of gender discrimination in political and public life and presents a framework to eliminate discrimination in law, with some examples of good practices.