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IN 1793, THE MILITANT REVOLUTIONARY OLYMPIA DE GOUGES PROPOSED A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN INCLUDING THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS. THE GUILLOTINE CHOPPED HER HEAD. (Eduardo Galeano)

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Human rights: Food for an unacceptable patriarchal thought   Human Rights Reader 408   In many parts of the world, cows are given more rights than women. (Huffington Post)   We cannot let anybody forget the-female-face-of-poverty   Women are subjected to multiple and intersecting discrimination and negative gender stereotypes that continue to subjugate them and […]

GENDER INEQUALITY IS THE MOTHER OF ALL INEQUALITIES AND OF THE VIOLATION OF ALL WOMEN’S RIGHTS. (L. Puri)

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  Food for a feminine thought   Human Rights Reader 331   -In our land of Oz, hypocrisy is without shame. Patriarchy rules. (J. Koenig)   -Women are not ‘men of the feminine sex’. (J. F. Sarmiento)   -Gender relations are a form of organizing society …as is income.   1. While sex refers to […]

WHY ARE THE WOMEN IN CONSERVATIVE SOCIETIES SO CAVALIERLY EXPENDABLE? (S. Lewis)

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Food for a so-far male-dominated thought (belated for women’s day) Human Rights Reader 258 -It is in General Comment 28 that we find the more precise guidance of what equal rights of men and of women really mean. -States that are party to the Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) undertake […]

Some reflections on the human rights of women.

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Allow me to present these reflections in the form of bullets: A truly women-centered approach to human rights (HR) has to depart from the principle that there are an array of ‘securities’ that are indispensable for the well-being of women. Providing such securities has remained unresolved. Poor women are simply still left-out from the access […]




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