Posted by in on November 15, 2012

State Failure to Address Root Cause of Prostitution Exposed

Individual member Wallace Mawire is a journalist from Zimbabwe. In this article, he reports on the proceedings of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee meeting. The Fifty-first session of the CEDAW was held in Geneva on 13th February to 2nd March, 2012. During this gathering, NGOs from Zimbabwe had an opportunity to present their dissatisfaction with the country’s delay in fully domesticating CEDAW as a means of protecting women’s rights. CEDAW experts noted that the country’s failure to address the root causes of poverty impedes the state’s efforts to protect women, particularly from trafficking and prostitution.