Women's Rights

Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and they formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the 19th century and the feminist movements during the 20th and 21st centuries. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others, they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.Issues commonly associated with notions of women's rights include …

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Greens/EFA: The Greens/European Free Alliance · 5 August 2024 English

the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights, for civil society and freedom of press, for women's rights and gender equality, and we stand firm against all forms of discrimination, hate speech and hate

for civil society and freedom of press, for women's rights and gender equality, and we stand firm against


UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 12 June 2024 English

This policy brief describes the creation of the Women Leaders Network in Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru, and how it serves as a successful model for transformation and structural change …

Concerning global trends such as backsliding on women’s rights, shrinking civil society spaces and increased local level. Development practitioners and women’s rights advocates can adapt the steps outlined in


World Bank Group · 12 June 2024 English

Evidence shows that Guinean women and girls face important barriers across all dimensions of well-being that prevent them from having access to opportunities on an equal footing with men. The …

judiciary in harmonization efforts. • Support women’s rights movements and CSOs. 22 Unlocking Women’s and


IMF: International Monetary Fund · 11 June 2024 English

Two broad contrasting demographic trends present challenges for economies globally: countries with aging populations, often advanced economies and increasingly emerging markets, anticipate a significant shrinking of the labor force, with …

2024). In other cases, it entails guaranteeing women’s rights to land ownership such as in Sierra Leone,


NYU: New York University · 10 June 2024 English

The international community needs unity to press the group on its draconian repression of women and on rising terrorism risks such as ISIS-K. The post Next UN Afghanistan Talks in …


Amnesty International · 10 June 2024 English

In advance of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, several organisations are writing to ask the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to publicly call on sporting authorities in France …

wearing of hijab in public spaces violate Muslim women’s rights under international human rights laws and


Amnesty International · 9 June 2024 English

Girls endured abduction, sexual slavery and other crimes by Boko Haram Escape was often followed by further violations in military detention Girls continue to be neglected by authorities who must …


NYU: New York University · 7 June 2024 English

Winning the most votes ever and controlling Congress and most state legislatures, the first woman to hold the office will have the power. The post With Watershed Election, Claudia Sheinbaum …


World Bank Group · 7 June 2024 English

The Trade Facilitation West Africa (TFWA) Program is an initiative driven by multiple development partners to improve trade facilitation in West Africa . Its objective is to advance the free …

Supporting specific initiatives in the areas of women’s rights, voice and agency, and economic empowerment


UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 6 June 2024 English

The 1st UNDP Global Dialogue on Public Finance and Tax for Gender Equality held in Istanbul in February 2024 convened Ministers, Vice-Ministers, Commissioners, Directors and other practitioners from Ministries of …

on rising inequalities. A backlash against women's rights persists, threatening to undermine decades


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