Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Mauritania

CEDAW session 038 (2007)

(11 June 2007, CEDAW/C/MRT/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 28 and 29)

"... The Committee is particularly concerned ... about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes that consider the physical chastisement of family members, including women, acceptable....

"The Committee urges the State party to place the highest priority on implementing a omprehensive approach to address all forms of violence against women...."

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