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IN THE CORRIDORS

NGO participants in the Human Rights Caucus have welcomed a number of agreements reached by the Drafting Group of Working Group I. They noted the paragraphs dealing with protection from unlawful forced eviction and redress. One NGO representative noted the timely call for special attention to child victims of sexual exploitation in the run-up to the Stockholm "world summit" on child prostitution in August. She drew a parallel to the role of the ICPD (Cairo) in "breaking the self-imposed silence of the states" on the issue of female genital mutilation.