WOMEN are also HUMANS. FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

WOMEN are also HUMANS. FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

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Gender equality is at the very heart of human rights and United Nations values. A fundamental principle of the United Nations Charter adopted by world leaders in 1945 is "equal rights of men and women", and protecting and promoting women's human rights is the responsibility of all States. The High Commissioner for Human Rights recently pledged to be a Geneva Gender Champion committing to advance gender equality in OHCHR and in international fora.

Yet millions of women around the world continue to experience discrimination:

  • Laws and policies prohibit women from equal access toland, property, and housing
  • Economic and social discrimination results in fewer and poorer life choices for women, rendering them vulnerable to trafficking
  • Gender-based violence  affects at least 30% of women globally
  •  Women are denied their sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Women human rights defenders are ostracized by their communities and seen as a threat to religion, honour or culture
  • Women’s crucial role in peace and security is often overlooked, as are the particular risks they face in conflict situations

Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. Around the world, deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth are needlessly high, and women are prevented from making deeply personal choices in their private lives. Human Rights Watch is working toward the realization of women’s empowerment and gender equality protecting the rights and improving the lives of women and girls on the ground.

References: https://www.hrw.org/topic/womens-rights and https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/women/wrgs/pages/wrgsindex.aspx

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