The Plataforma CEDAW sombra España, composed of 50 women's organizations, international cooperation and human rights throughout the state, presented a report to the UN, endorsed by more than 260 organizations and civil society groups in which gender equality in Spain is evaluated.
This report responds the process of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women After months of work, more than 260 organizations have contributed their evaluation during the press conference of presentation. historical condemns Spain for failing to protect a victim of domestic violence or daughter in a case that ended with the murder of the child.
The Spanish government presented the government report (2008-2013) at the UN in September 2013, in turn, the CEDAW Committee challenges the civil society of states to develop their own reports (known as Shadow Report) in order to improve knowledge and understanding of reality on equal beyond the government's vision.
After months of work, more than 260 organizations have contributed their evaluation during the press conference of presentation. The SHADOW REPORT Platform CEDAW Shadow Spain shows that, far from complying with the Convention, the Spanish State is conducting a progressive dismantling of equality policies.
In terms of domestic violence and trafficking, the report denounces the persistence of discrimination and lack of resources in the fight against all forms of gender violence.
The Spanish State considers only GBV to which it is exercised in the area of partner or former partner, ignoring other types of violence such as sexual violence, the murder of women outside of the couple or harmful practices such as female genital mutilation or forced marriage.
The report also notes that there is a political agreement that effectively ensures a minimum standard of availability, accessibility and quality of care for victims of domestic violence, which has resulted in a decline in quality and services.
In traditionally male fields such as the judiciary and police gender stereotypes associated with violence against women and girls persist; to the point that if the victims are not able to provide the necessary evidence the cases are closed without official investigation.
So far it has NOT passed any comprehensive law against trafficking of women, Nor has it been fully transposed the European Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims. Instead, addressing the issues of trafficking is done from a vision of immigration policy and state security. No specific recognition of the formal status of a victim of trafficking or the international principle of non-refoulement applies.
Según el Informe Sombra de la Plataforma, en la nueva ley de educación (LOMCE) no se hace ninguna mención al fomento de la igualdad entre mujeres y hombres e incumple varias de las recomendaciones que ya le hizo el Comité de la CEDAW a España en su evaluación anterior: no se está cumpliendo la recomendación 18 del informe del Comité de implantar programas específicos sobre igualdad de género en el sistema educativo, así como la capacitación del profesorado en esta materia. Aún más, la LOMCE justifica que no es discriminatorio segregar por sexos, y se constata que este tipo de centros reciben financiación pública.
The Shadow Report claims that the deterioration of the labor market has impacted more on women: they have greater participation in the informal economy, lower wages and higher gaps throughout their working lives. Moreover, measures to promote employment in the economic crisis have been directed primarily at masculinized sectors such as construction, though the percentage of female unemployment is higher.
The text claims that the policies and agencies to ensure equality have been cut in half in the last four years.
Recent reforms of the health system increase inequality in access to the right to health for women. Furthermore, vulnerable groups such as migrant women and victims of domestic violence are increased vulnerability. With the reduction of assistance is limited significantly for Spanish women, and removed for immigrant women, the main point of detection of domestic violence, which is primary care.
The human rights of women, especially in the case of particularly vulnerable groups, they are failing in our country as reported by the text.
España desmantela la igualdad de género - Alianza por la Solidaridad
The Shadow Report, which was released today across the state, will defended before the CEDAW Committee from 10 to 14 November 2014In UN headquarters Geneva, in a previous session that took place in July 2015 at the United Nations headquarters. This is where the CEDAW Committee will evaluate the implementation of the Convention by the Spanish government by establishing appropriate recommendations for improving the situation for the elimination of discrimination against women.
"International agreements are to meet them. At present Spain is in the second division of human rights" Montse Pineda Speaker for the-shelf.