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Women's rights

All rights spelled out by the Universal Declaration of 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.


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women deals with the ban on any form of discrimination of women in its entirety.


The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contains special provisions for women with disabilities in Article 6:

1. States Parties recognize that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination, and in this regard shall take measures to ensure the full and equal enjoyment by them of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the full development, advancement and empowerment of women, for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of the human rights and fundamental freedoms set out in the present Convention.

Last change: 18.12.08 - 16:00