The Women's Rights Movement In The 20th Century

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Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.[1] Women constitute almost half of the world population. However, their enjoyment of rights equally with that of men is far from satisfactory. In every society from ancient to modern times, women …show more content…

Such abuses and violations of human rights not only impose a threat to the existence and status of women in the society but also tear apart the entire society. But now there is a growing concern for the women and to protect the women against such violence across the world. Thus the international community has come forward with comprehensive legislation for effective response to violence against women. Various countries of the world have obligations under the International Law to enact, implement and enforce various legislations which address all kinds of violence against women.In the society, women are subject to protection and dependence on their father in their childhood, after marriage on their husband and in old age on their sons. The patriarchal system of the society has given men to exercise unlimited power on women in the society.18 hence, in order to protect the women from violence and ensure the fundamental human rights and specific rights of women, various legislations have been enforced at the international level as well as at the domestic level. These international conventions and treaties and other legislations are as

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