International Human Rights

B.C.CEDAW Group Reports to the UN: Canada Fails Indigenous women and girls again
Read Report to UN

Annual Reports on the Status of the Girl Child Globally (written by Plan International):

Because I am a Girl: Digital and Urban Frontiers 2010

Because I am a Girl: Girls in the Global Economy 2009

Because I am a Girl: In the Shadow of War 2008

Because I am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls 2007

Justice for Girls and Justice for Girls International Updates

Universal Periodic Review of Canada: Feminist Concerns and Recommendations. by Annabel Webb published in the University of BC Faculty of Law Law Femme, Vol 8 (2).

The Synthesis of Age and Gender: Intersectionality, International Human Rights Law and the Marginalisation of the Girl-Child
by Nura Taefi published in the International Journal of Children's Rights (2009)

April 2009
International Human Rights Law and Aboriginal Girls in Canada:Never the Twain Shall Meet?
by Rebecca Aleem of Justice for Girls International.

October 2008

Justice for Girls and Justice for Girls International make submissions to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women. Read Our Submission to the UN CEDAW Committee.

May 2008 Justice for Girls launches a sister organization, Justice for Girls International, a Canadian organization working to promote the human rights of girls worldwide through partnerships and systemic advocacy.

March 2007- Fifty-first session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women releases its' Agreed Conclusions focused on the Elimination of Discrimination and Violence Against the Girl Child. Read Committee's Conclusions

June 2006- UN Committee on Economic, Social, Cultural Rights recommends that Canada give special attention to the needs of homeless teenage girls. Read Committee's Recommendations  

 May 2006 -Justice for Girls makes  submission to UN Committee on  Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  during its 4th & 5th periodic review of  Canada's compliance with International  Covenant on Economic, Social &
 Cultural Rights.

Read our submission to the UN

Nov. 2005- UN Committee concerned about Canada's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Read Document  

October 15-17th 2005, Washington DC-- Justice for Girls makes submission to UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
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Read Press Release

April 9, 2003 - Women's Groups call on the Attorney General of BC to respond to UN criticism of provincial government policies
Read Press Release

Read the Fifth Periodic Report of Canada

FAFIA alliance of 40 women's groups calls on the Canadian government to respond to UN criticisms of Canada
    Read letter to Prime Minister
    Read letter to Secretary of State for Status of Women
    Read letter to Minister of Finance
    Read letter to Minister of Intergovernmental Affair

Read about CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women)

Read about Platform for Action on Girl Child (United Nations Fourth World Confrence on Women, 1995)

International Law
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination  Against Women full text of treaty
Convention on the Rights of the Child full text of treaty
Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights full text of treaty
Covenant on Civil & Political Rights full text of treaty