vulnerable groups

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Definition

Women, children and persons belonging, or perceived to belong, to groups that are in a disadvantaged position or marginalised are often referred to as vulnerable groups.

See also: disadvantaged groups

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Based on CEDAW Committee dialogues with the States parties’ delegations presenting their reports on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and on new scholarship on wrongful gender stereotyping and its discriminatory impact on women.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1429