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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation No. 16 on unpaid women workers in rural and urban family enterprises

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women adopted a General recommendation in 1991 in which it affirms that unpaid work constitutes a form of women’s exploitation that is contrary to the Convention.

The Committee recommends that States parties to the Convention provide in their respective reports to the Committee all of the information (legal and social) of this situation and that necessary steps are taken to guarantee payment, social security and social benefits. General Recommendation No. 16 on unpaid women workers in rural and urban family enterprises

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