woman and girl is entitled to the realization of all human rights --
civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- on equal terms with
men, free from discrimination. Women and girls also enjoy certain human
rights specifically linked to their status as women.
world has recognized that the human rights of women and of the girl-child
are "an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human
(Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, para. 18).
Women are guaranteed equal treatment and freedom from
discrimination in the most basic human rights treaties, and women's human
rights are the subject of a specific treaty, the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Far-reaching Governmental commitments to ensuring the human rights
of women have been made at each of the recent world conferences and
women's human rights are central to the unanimously approved Beijing
Declaration and Platform for Action.
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, organized into Critical Areas
of Concern, raises issues involving fundamental human rights of women.
Click on the subjects below to learn about Governments' Obligations
and Commitments to fundamental human rights of women, organized to reflect
the Critical Areas identified at the Beijing conference:
and Training of Women
and Armed Conflict
and the Economy
in Power and Decision-Making
and the Environment
human rights and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action are the
subject of a new PDHRE publication, Women's Passport to Dignity, December