A new report published today by the Equal Rights Trust exposes the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in Solomon Islands. Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands also concludes that a tendency for people to identify strongly as members of kinship groups or residents of a particular island, rather than as Solomon Islanders has promoted difference and fostered ethnic tension.
|Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world.|
This is The Equal Rights Trust's communication to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women concerning Solomon Islands, in which ERT formulates and motivates questions relating to equality and non-discrimination to be included in the List of Issues for the Pre-session Working Group of the 54th session of the CEDAW Committee.
This is The Equal Rights Trust's Alternative Report to the 54th session of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in in the absence of the First to Third Periodic Reports of Solomon Islands, submitted in January 2013. The report combines an analysis of the constitutional and legislative provisions on gender equality in the country with an examination of some of the major challenges faced by women, based on testimony collected by ERT and its partner in Solomon Islands.