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Title: BEFORE BEIJING AND BEYOND: A REFLECTION ON THE EMERGENCE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS AS HUMAN RIGHTS
Authors: ANIEKWU, NKOLIKA IJEOMA
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: In KNUST Law Journal, Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1. No. 2;1 – 15
Abstract: The “universal” foundations of women’s human rights are inscribed in several international documents, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979), the U.N. declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (1993), the Vienna Declaration and Programme ofAction adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights (1994), and the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing (1995). This paper reflects on the history of women’s human rights which emanates from the 1945 U.N. Charter’s assertion of the importance of “theequal rights of men and women”, to the international discourse that originated during the International decade for Women and beyond. 1 It culminates in the emergence of the international recognition of women’s rights as human rights in 1995, including the shifts that occurred before, during and after this period, the emergent critical international discourse and the way feminist issues were eventually framed in Beijing
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1182
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