Human rights

Declaration on the elimination of violence against women: the main principles

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women sets out the main principles that should guide efforts to end violence against women. It affirms that violence against women is a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination…

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What is the role of the UN in terms of women’s rights?

The United Nations is an international organization that this site works to promote and protect women’s rights around the world. The UN has a long history of championing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and has played a key role in…

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Equal rights and freedoms for women in Iran: the key points of the fight

There is no denying that women in Iran have long been subjected to discrimination and inequality in a number of areas. While the situation has improved somewhat in recent years, there is still a long way to go in terms…

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Key dates for women’s rights

The following article outlines key dates for women’s rights. It begins by discussing the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, which is considered to be the first organized women’s rights movement in the United States. The article then goes on to…

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International day of violence against women: what is it for?

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is an annual international observance day on November 25th that is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing violence against women and girls. The day also works to promote gender equality…

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