What are women’s rights according to the United Nations?

What role did the United Nations play in protecting women’s rights?

MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD’S WOMEN

Over many decades, the UN has made significant progress in advancing gender equality, including through landmark agreements such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

What type of rights are women’s rights?

Women’s rights are human rights!

These include the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage.

What is gender equality according to UN?

The concept that women and men, girls and boys. have equal conditions, treatment and. opportunities for realizing their full potential, human rights and dignity, and for contributing to.

Who said women’s rights are human rights?

The phrase was first used in the 1980s and early 1990s. Its most prominent usage is as the name of a speech given by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the First Lady of the United States, on September 5, 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

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