Issues the Sub-Committee will examine include:
- barriers and impediments to enhancing the human rights of women and girls in the Indian Ocean - Asia Pacific region, especially regarding the impact of family and sexual violence, women's leadership and economic opportunities;
- achievements to date in advancing women and girls’ human rights in these key areas;
- implications for economic and social development in the Indian Ocean - Asia Pacific region of promoting women and girls' human rights; and
- the effectiveness of Australian programs to support efforts to improve the human rights of women and girls in the Indian Ocean - Asia Pacific region.