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Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective

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Dear Friends:

The Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective which you have just read is a condensed version of the Declaration, in accordance with the formal requirements of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The Declaration has been promoted by CLADEM as a contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We hereby request your support as an NGO or individual for this Declaration. We ask that you sign the signature sheet below, or send a letter on your institution’s letterhead (model below) to our Regional Offices, P.O. Box 11-0470, Lima, Peru. We also request your cooperation in the distribution of this document.

Thank you!

Yours truly,

Susana Chiarotti, Regional Coordinator, CLADEM

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Signature Sheet

Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective

Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

CLADEM, the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights, has been promoting at a regional and world level a campaign aimed at gaining support so that the States that will meet in December 1998 on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can adopt an international instrument that incorporates rights and perspectives that have emerged in the last decade, particularly the gender perspective. This Declaration states the right of women and men of all ages to enjoy the benefits of full citizenship and sustainable and integral development, to enjoy peace and to lead a life free from violence, exercising their civil, political, economic, social, cultural, sexual and reproductive rights in equality, in a healthy environment, and without discrimination by reason of their ethnic or racial origin, sex, age, social or physical condition, religion, language, origin or other condition. We invite you to be part of this process and to support the proposal by distributing it and signing on.

Name

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Affiliation

Signature

Send your signature of support as soon as possible to: CLADEM, P.O. Box 11-0470, Lima, Peru or e-mail: cladem@chavin.rcp.net.pe

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Sample Letter of Institutional Support

Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM)

Dear CLADEM,

Our organization, ............ based in ......... wishes to express its institutional support for the proposed Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective: Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, to which the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM) has given impulse together with other organizations, is a proposal which takes into account the latest advances in human rights concepts, in particular incorporating a gender perspective.

Our support for the Declaration is given inasmuch as the document establishes the right of women and men of all ages to enjoy the benefits of full citizenship without discrimination due to their ethnic or racial origin, to enjoy peace and live a life free of violence, enjoying their civil, political, economic, social, cultural, sexual and reproductive rights, as well as their right to total and sustainable development in a healthy environment.Without further comment, may this letter be construed as our unwavering support for the process, in order that when the States convene for the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they will adopt an international agreement like the one proposed. Very truly yours,

(signature, title, stamp)

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CLADEM, Oficina Regional, A.P. 11-0470, Lima, Peru, Tel. (51 1) 463-9237, Fax (51 1) 463-5898


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