Aqeel: The Qatari government must amend its legislation in line with its international commitments
Geneva - July 2019
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights participated in the work of the committee with parallel reports on the conditions of women in Qatar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before the United Nations Treaty on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which held its seventy-third session to review the reports of (Austria, Cape Verde, Cudivore, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mozambique and Qatar).
The hearing of the interventions of non-governmental organizations on Qatar was held in front of the members of the committee on the first of July at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, where the Foundation Maat for Peace presented its report during its oral intervention and drew the committee's attention to the discriminatory legislation that detracts from the rights of Qatari women, as women cannot give their children Her nationality, in addition to inequality and clear discrimination at the social level, as a citizen who is not fully qualified
Aqeel stressed during his intervention that the legislation that gives the husband the right to discipline his wife and that punishes women for indecent clothing should be reconsidered. Aqeel called on the Qatari government to lift its reservations on the agreement and not violate articles 34 and 35 of the Qatari constitution.
During this session, Maat Foundation called on the Qatari government to reconsider the Nationality Law of 2005 in order to grant the children of women full nationality, alleviating the suffering of Qatari mothers, and consecrating the principle of non-discrimination.
It is worth noting that the Maat Foundation continues its participation in the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, as it will make its oral intervention before the Committee on the conditions of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo next Monday on the sidelines of its participation in the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.