human rights of women and girls

Definition

The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. The full and equal participation of women in political, civil, economic, social and cultural life, at the national, regional and international levels, and the eradication of all forms of discrimination on grounds of sex, are priority objectives of the international community.

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Source(s)

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna on 25 June 1993. Available at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/Vienna.aspx

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1249