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Women's rights

All rights spelled out by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and by the two Human Rights Covenants (on Civil and Political Rights as well as on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) are the rights of every woman. The same applies to all other Human Rights treaties.

In cases of violations of their human rights (explained here), all women may turn to any of the organs or institutions that are described under "Legal instruments" in case of an infringement on their human rights.


In cases where women are discrimated against for being women, the procedures of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women may be invoked.


A Regional Research and Documentation Centre for Women, Gender and Peace-building has been set up in the Great Lakes region.

Last change: 29.11.11 - 14:23