By Johanna Kanes, IANGEL Bridge Fellow
Earlier this year, IANGEL submitted a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, Ms. Karima Bennoune, in response to a call for submissions for her report on cultural rights and public spaces. IANGEL’s submitted report, Women, Cultural Rights, and Public Spaces: Analysis and Recommendations to Advance Women’s Human Rights, focuses on how women access and enjoy their cultural rights through public spaces.
In particular, the report focuses on the importance of public space, the facilitation of cultural rights through public spaces, and the ways in which women engage with and benefit from public space. It also examines how actors (from States to civil society) address women, cultural rights and public space from a global perspective.
It is a great honor to announce that Ms. Bennoune has cited Women, Cultural Rights, and Public Spaces, in her report to the UN General Assembly. You can read her full report here.
In her report, Ms. Bennoune addresses public spaces in the context of cultural rights, the international legal framework supporting cultural rights through public spaces, and offers a “cultural rights checklist” for policymakers regarding public spaces.
IANGEL hopes that Women, Cultural Rights, and Public Spaces: Analysis and Recommendations to Advance Women’s Human Rights will be used as a tool for policy and change-makers to originate informed decisions in supporting women’s cultural rights through public spaces. As the report lays bare, . . .