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Human Rights of Women a Global Issue : International Instruments and Facts

Vinod Kumar Sharma


  1. Principal, Hans College, Paota Kotputli, Jaipur Rajasthan, INDIA



Now a day’s human rights have become international issues. All women and men have these rights without any discrimination. Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage and many others. According to the UN, “gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is not just a goal in itself, but a key to sustainable development, economic growth, and peace and security”. To protect and promote women human rights many Conventions, Conferences and treaty have been held at international level. Despite of these, Condition of women is pity.  Across the globe many women and girls are still facing discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Gender inequality underpins many problems which disproportionately affect women and girls, such as domestic and sexual violence, lower pay, lack of access to education, and inadequate healthcare. Present article is an attempt to enlighten the measures, which have been taken at international level. Also to highlight how much the economic, social, political and cultural status has improved by these measures. Secondary sources have been used to write manuscripts.

Impede, Sustainable Development, Rapporteur, Millennium Development Goals, Elimination.