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@Equality242 Minister: Gv't respects rights of the child and entitlement to education. Increasing universal offering of preschool. Adding 1000 seats/year; negotiated w/ private preschools.

@Equality242 Increased budget allowance for BTVI so more people can access; for single-mothers, there is a daycare at BTVI; Fiscal allocation for scholarships at UB increased; adult literacy program, and people can set their own hours.

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We are back from the lunch break and on Article 11.

Acosta Vargas is asking about the situation of migrant workers and women in domestic work. Also noted the focus on tourism and other forms of development.

Cmtte: Asking about women in senior management roles; sexual harassment, and asking about complaints and prosecutions; CRPD ratification and any quota for differently-abled people to access employment.

Question about health care, obstetrics, and abortion. Acknowledging it is illegal, but also that women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

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We're at #CEDAW71, and will live-tweet the session. Minister Frankie Campbell has introduced the delegation, thanked NGOs for contributions, and introduced The #Bahamas as the most beautiful place in the world from space (as noted by astronaut Scott Kelly).

He is now giving information about the makeup of The #Bahamas -- being an archipelago, having a Family of Islands, and dealing with increasing frequency and intensity of hurricanes.

He has just mentioned that The #Bahamas was successful in its bid to join the #HumanRights Council.

Now talking about the importance of the #SDGs.

#CEDAW71 #CEDAW242 #Bahamas
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