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UPR35. Statement by Denmark. UPR of Grenada. 27.01.2020

Mdm. President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation of Grenada and thanks it for its presentation.

Denmark commends efforts to address gender inequality, such as the establishing of a special victims unit and hotline for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Nevertheless, we remain concerned by the lack of reporting amongst victims.

Denmark recommends the Government to ensure comprehensive sexuality education in the school curriculum, in order to spread awareness regarding young people’s sexual rights as well as knowledge of initiatives targeting domestic violence.

Also, we remain concerned by reports of harassment of members of the LGBTI community.

Denmark recommends the Government to repeal section 431 of Grenada’s Criminal Code to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations.

Denmark congratulates Grenada for acceding to CAT.

Denmark also recommends the Government to ratify the OPCAT.

Denmark wishes Grenada a successful review.

Thank you.