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Definition of 'discrimination against women'

Article 1 of the Convention: “For the purpose of the present Convention, the term 'discrimination against women' shall mean at any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field”.

Protected Main Rights

  • Equality, non-discrimination (Article 2)
  • Prohibition of traffic and of exploitation of women (Article 6)
  • Right to take part in the direction of public affairs (Articles 7 and 8)
  • Right to education (Article 10)
  • Right to employment (Article 11)
  • Right to health (Article 12)
  • Right to take part in the cultural life (Article 13)
  • Right to social security (Article 14)

Last change: 16.02.12 - 15:33