Subject: [fem-women2000 610] CSW35発 (3/07)
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Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 13:48:27 +0900
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■ アジア太平洋地域の意見の取りまとめ




Statement delivered by  Virada Somswasdi, Asia Pacific Forum
on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) at the  45th session of
the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, held 6 -
16 March 2001.

Madam Chairperson, distinguished delegates, and friends,

On behalf of the Asia Pacific Caucus, I would like to bring to
your attention that the roots of many manifestations of racism,
xenophobia and related intolerance are located in the legacy
of colonialism and patriarchy, which created historical and
contemporary injustices based on ideologies of superiorities
and dominance. Patriarchal social structures continue to
reinforce all forms of discrimination against women of all

Some of the common causes of racism include globalization,
poverty, political and social oppression, ethnic, religious,
gender and caste-based discrimination, situations of violence
and armed conflict.

Problems of gender inequality include : 

* Racism: Member states  should give special  attention to the
issues of racism, enact legislation and take all other
necessary measures to eliminate discrimination within the
context of an understanding of all forms of gender based
discrimination. In particular, attention should be paid to the
impact of racism against in situations of armed conflict,
women of ethnic/national minorities, migrant and trafficked
women, indigenous women, women of religious groups, caste,
refugees and displaced women.

* HIV/Aids: Member states should pay special attention to the
alarming increase in HIV/Aids among women and girls, both as
persons living with Aids and as care givers. Programs should
be developed on education, health, empowerment, and social
services targeting women as individuals with full dignity and
rights rather than as transmitters of the disease to men and
children. Education programs on sexuality should also be
developed for men to change attitudes and behavior in order to
curb the spread of HIV/ Aids.

* Gender mainstreaming: Member states should live up to their
commitments to mainstream gender perspectives into all
policies, legislation, and programs; and to develop gender
budgets to support such efforts. Development of gender
mainstreaming should include equal numbers of women in
planning, decision making, and implementation. Member states
should develop and also strengthen local and academic
institutions, political parties, employers, NGOs in gender
mainstreaming policies and programs which address inequality
between men and women, and between women of different groups
based on socio-economic class and status.

* The Asia Pacific Caucus urges the Member States to ratify
the CEDAW and/or to withdraw all reservations. We also urge
ratification of its Optional Protocol as soon as possible. 

* We strongly support the convening of the Fifth World
Conference on Women in 2005. Member states should fully
involve NGOs in the preparation of the reports and include
enough number of NGOs in the government delegations. NGOs
should be allowed to participate in the Conference as equal
partners of Member States.

Thank you for your attention.

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