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United Arab Emirates – Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 80th Session 2021

This submission details our concerns with prevailing gender discrimination against Emirati women, who are denied the right to confer nationality on their children and spouses on an equal basis with men, with severe consequences for women and their families, in violation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (‘the Convention’). It also details concerns about the harmful practice of female genital mutilation in the UAE, again in violation of the Convention. 

Submitted by: Equality Now, The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights.