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In the past, human rights had been conceptualized in a way that did not take account of women’s lives and the fact that women routinely faced violence, discrimination and oppression. Consequently, women’s experiences were until relatively recently not adequately addressed by the human rights framework. The work of activists, human rights mechanisms and States has been critical in ensuring that the human rights framework has grown and adjusted to encapsulate the gender-specific dimensions of human rights violations in order to better protect women. Effectively ensuring women’s human rights requires a comprehensive understanding of the underlying societal structures and power relations that define and influence women’s ability to enjoy their human rights. These power structures have an impact on all aspects of life, from law and politics, to economic and social policy, family and community life.

Related Subject(s): Women and Gender Issues
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