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Bahamian advocate elected to Vice-Chairperson and Rapporteur of UN Human Rights Committee on Women & Girl’s Rights

FEBRUARY 18, 2023, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: During the 84th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), esteemed Bahamian human rights expert and attorney, Marion Bethel was elected to the position of Vice-Chairperson and Rapporteur of the Committee. In June 2016 she became the first Bahamian to be elected to a UN Human Rights Treaty Body. The current election, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 6th February, marks another milestone for the global leadership of Bahamian women and further exemplifies Ms. Bethel’s lifelong commitment to advancing the rights of women in The Bahamas, the Caribbean and around the world. Now a senior member of the influential Committee, Ms. Bethel’s election demonstrates h...