Universal Periodic Review – Congo-Brazzaville
I Paesi che hanno partecipato all’UPR del Congo-Brazzaville sono stati all’incirca una cinquantina, e i loro interventi si sono focalizzati in modo particolare su:
- la discriminazione femminile, soprattutto nel campo lavorativo, educativo e politico;
- il fenomeno del lavoro minorile;
- il tema della mutilazione femminile.
Oltre a cio’, gli Stati presenti hanno spinto la Repubblica del Congo
- a continuare sulla strada degli investimenti in ambito educativo, anche con l’aiuto della Comunita’ Internazionale;
- a combattere il fenomeno del traffico di minori;
- a inserire nei curricula scolastici di ogni ordine e grado l’insegnamento dei Diritti
During the Universal Periodic Review of the 6th May 2009, Mr. Paul Mbot, Minister of Public Order and Security, presented the National Report of the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). First of all, the Minister noted that on the 30th of April of this year the National Assembly of Congo-Brazzaville adopted a Bill on the protection of the child, and that schooling was compulsory and free. On education for girls, it was noted that the figures for boys and girls was equal and that the Government held as a priority the promotion and protection of the rights of the girl child. The status of the Congolese women was changing and changing for the better. Moreover, a law was being prepared to address violence against women. The issues and questions raised by the Working Group and Observers participating in the interactive discussion, among other things, related
- To take all the necessary measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, particularly as regards property rights, inheritance and partecipation in political life;
- To take all measures to combat child labour;
- To adopt laws to prohibit female genitale mutilation.
A number of delegations also posed specific recomendation:
- To continue efforts to uphold the right of the child, particularly in the area of education;
- To adopt measures to prevent the exploitations of children and child trafficking;
- To incorporate Human Rights in school curricula.