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Page 1 of 2 pages Commission  : Human Rights Session : 14th MUN – 2010 Sponsors : Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Slovakia, Sudan, Swaziland,                            Yemen QUESTION OF: 


The General Assembly, Deeply   disturbed  by   the   fact   that   women   and   girls   are   undergoing   physical,  sexual, psychological and economic abuses irrespective of age, race and geographical  location,  R ecalling      that the Charter of the United Nations reaffirms faith in fundamental  human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of  men and women, Grieved by the fact  that discrimination against women violates the principles of  equality of rights and respect for human dignity and is an obstacle for women, in the  political, social, economic and cultural life of their countries, Expressing deep concern with regard to the alarming increase of child labour due  to early drop­outs and the fact that women are deprived of education, Cognizant that child marriage is immoral and that the Convention on Consent to  Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages (1964) says that no  marriage shall be legally entered into without the full and free consent of both parties, Considering that genital mutilation and sterilization are unlawful acts that are still  inflicted on women. 1. Recommends  that   strong   and   powerful   countries   offer   more   help   in   terms   of  human power and funds to benevolent organisations like the UNICEF in order to stop  the perpetuation of violence against women and girls; 

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Commission : Human Rights Sponsors : Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Slovakia, Sudan, Swaziland,  Yemen

2. Encourages the   development   of   preventive   approaches   and   all   measures   of  legal, political, administrative and cultural nature that promote the protection of women  against any form of violence, and ensure that the re­victimisation of women does not  occur;  3.   C onvinced      that,   in   the   light   of   the   above,   there   is   a   need   for   a   clear   and  comprehensive definition of violence against women, a clear statement of the rights to  be   applied   to   ensure   the   elimination   of   violence   against   women   in   all   its   forms,   a   commitment  by  States   in   respect  of   their   responsibilities,   and   a   commitment   by  the   international community at large to the elimination of violence against women; 4.  Calls upon  member states and developed countries to help in combating and  sensitising nations against HIV/AIDS; 5.  Stresses that the reduction of female student drop­out rates and the organisation  of   programmes   for   girls   and   women   who   have   left   school   prematurely   is   of   utmost  importance to promote the emancipation of women and to give them a chance to be   economically independent; 6.  Applauds  the   new   law   that   raises   the   minimum   age   for   marriage   to   17,   and  provide for the right to alimony and recognition of the mother as the sole guardian of her  children; 7.  Reaffirms  that   measures  have   to   be   taken   to   minimise   genital   mutilation   and  sterilisation through heavy penalties to condemn this atrocious and unlawful act as it is  carried   out   in   unhygienic   conditions   and   may   often   entail   post   trauma   and   internal  bleeding, thus putting the woman’s life at risk.

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