Justice Now, The Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Project, and WILD for Human Rights have been collaborating for several years to bring to light the invisible human rights violations existing in the United States. Our coalition of organizations jointly wrote and submitted the report “Invisible Violations: Report on Human Rights Abuses on Women of Color in the United States” to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The following links contain more information regarding the Shadow Reporting Process, background information on the United Nations treaty, and our coalition of organizations:
- The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)
- Invisible Violations: Report on Human Rights Abuses on Women of Color in the United States (PDF 372 kB)
- Violations of the right to education and health for girl child farm laborers, who are primarily Latina;
- Violations of the right to work for transgender women of color; and
- Violations of the right to bodily security and health for women of color in prison.
- Official U.S. Government Report to the CERD Committee (PDF 750 kB)
This report examines the treatment of women from non-European racial backgrounds in the United States (“women of color”) and highlighting three specific issues: