Friday, August 10, 2018

(LML) CEDAW Ethiopia

Leprosy Mailing List – August 10,  2018

Ref.:   (LML) CEDAW Ethiopia

From:  Alice Cruz, Quito, Equator

Dear Pieter,


It is my great pleasure to share that CEDAW - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - has included, for the first time, a question on persons affected by leprosy and their family members in their review of Ethiopia.

This is one more important landmark in the work with Treaty Bodies and other human rights mechanisms. This good result was made possible by an excellent collaboration between ENAPAL and the UN mandate for the elimination of leprosy related discrimination. Tesfaye Tadesse and ENAPAL worked for sharing relevant information that enabled me to persuade CEDAW to address leprosy in their review of Ethiopia. I wish to personally thank Tesfaye and renew my appeal to all organizations to use my mandate as a bridge for accessing the international human rights system.

Please find below the reference to leprosy and attached all the questions CEDAW asked Ethiopia.


With warm regards,

Alice Cruz


Attached file: Health

17. In view of the State party's efforts to trial a Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) and the Social Health Insurance (SHI), please indicate measures taken to ensure the accessibility of health care and family planning services for all women and girls in all regions, including for unemployed women, as well as for women working in the informal and in the private sectors. In the light of the Committee's previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/ETH/CO/6-7, para. 35 (e)), please inform on the outcomes of the National Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health Strategy (2007-2015), including with regards to the provision of age-appropriate and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health care services and the promotion of teenage girls' access to contraception. Please also inform on measures taken to strengthen the allocation of financial resources to the Health Extension Programme, which is the primary health care service delivery mechanism at community, and to eliminate discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder

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