Women & Girls DOCUMENTS

The advancement of women and the achievement of equality between women and men are a matter of human rights and a condition for social justice and should not be seen in isolation as a women’s issue.


Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

 

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948) states that “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as … sex,” the majority of the world’s women, never experience equal dignity or full realization of their human rights. Traditional gender roles present a major obstacle to women’s human rights. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, Women’s Convention, 1979) prohibits such discrimination against women and obligates governments to take affirmative steps to advance the equality of women. The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) recognizes the right of women to be free from violence and obligates governments to take steps to eliminate violence against women.

 

WOMEN & GIRLS

THE HUMAN RIGHTS
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WOMEN & GIRLS

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WOMEN & GIRLS

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EDUCATION

GENDER

HEALTH

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

POVERTY

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