The situation of women in Tibet has drawn the attention of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
China was questioned by the body as well.
According to Tibet Rights Collective, the committee in charge of overseeing the application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women takes a deep interest in the rights and well-being of Tibetan women.
In a recent meeting, CEDAW members focused on China’s treatment of Tibetan women and asked for clarity on a number of concerns, according to the news site.
The majority of the committee’s inquiries focused on gender equality, healthcare and educational access, political engagement, and the protection of religious and cultural rights for Tibetan women living in Tibet.
During a UN public briefing on May 8, 2023, the Tibet Bureau and the Tibetan Women’s Association jointly made a statement on the plight of Tibetan women in Tibet.
Reviewing China’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was the goal of the briefing, which was arranged as part of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s (CEDAW) 85th session.