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 …



Amnesty International · 24 November 2023 French

This document provides a summary of the Amnesty International report ‘An unstoppable movement’ (POL 40/7420/2023) which provides an overview of how Women Human Rights Defenders who defend the right to …

Amnesty International · 24 November 2023 English

Around the world, those defending abortion rights are under attack, including activists, advocates, educators, clinic escorts, accompaniers, doulas, and healthcare workers. They are exposed to stigmatization, physical and verbal attacks, …

right, and people of all genders defending women’s rights and rights related to gender equality, including reform of abortion laws in historic victory for women’s rights”, 11 April 2019, amnesty.org/en/latest/pr

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 23 November 2023 English

This energy governance policy paper serves as a strategic framework for UNDP teams and their partners to craft cohesive and impactful responses to foster a just energy transition. It intends …

committees, independent agencies, ombudspersons, women’s rights and gender equality institutions, human rights

UNODC: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime · 22 November 2023 English

15 Due to improvements in data coverage and statistical modelling, the estimated 2022 global rate of 1.2 female intimate partner/family- related homicides per 100,000 women is not directly comparable to …

need for substantial and impactful funding for women’s rights organizations who play a key role in providing

ActionAid Australia · 22 November 2023 English

The women of Tanna face the additional to train and teach other women in the women’s information centres in affected communities, burden of being left out of decision-making community.” providing …

shape government agendas, and ensuring that women’s rights are prioritised before, during and after “We community-based support structures that protect women’s rights in times of crisis. Abigail’s story The model Emergencies Network (WENet): an alliance of women’s rights organisations that supports and nurtures women’s WENet’s approach to upholding and advancing women’s rights in emergencies was recognised recently with the Arise Fund has together to discuss how women’s rights can be supported in times of disaster and how

World Bank Group · 22 November 2023 English

under the law. The Constitution guarantees women’s rights as equal to those of men in employment, marriage way to confirm that those articles deal with women's rights and their protection against any form of violence

World Bank Group · 22 November 2023 English

This note reviews the legal, institutional, and policy framework that affects gender equality in the country, including efforts to enforce gender laws and policies.

certain legislative and other initiatives on women's rights and 11 gender equality. Their continued

WaterAid · 22 November 2023 English

Sanitation is a critical entry point in achieving outcomes This paper aims to consolidate data on the across all of the Sustainable Development status of climate change and sanitation in …

civil society, research prioritisation of women’s rights and needs; organisations and sanitation businesses low, resulting in a lack of prioritisation of women’s rights and needs. The Shifting the Power Coalition

AU: African Union · 21 November 2023 English

The African Union Commission (AUC) is the secretariat of the AU and is the key organ playing a central role in the day-to-day management of the AU. [...] With the …

of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights. She or he should have experience of intergovernmental on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights. Excellent analytical and report-writing skills related to gender equality, women’s empowerment, women’s rights in particularly and human rights in general

EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 20 November 2023 English

Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) under the joint Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) María Soraya Spain) as the rapporteur. The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) was subsequently

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