IIMA participates in the 19th Session of the UPR
The 19th Session of the UPR took place from April 28 to May 9, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Using the information provided by our local members, IIMA together with VIDES International and other NGOs, contributed to the review processes of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The UPR submission on Costa Rica highlighted the extreme poverty that many migrant and indigenous children experience. In regards to women’s rights, IIMA expressed its concerns for the frequent incidences of violence against women, particularly domestic violence and human trafficking. Member States raised the issue of sexual exploitation of women and children and emphasized the need to intensify efforts to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of these types of crimes. Other concern involved school drop-out rates, particularly for disadvantaged children.