The Misconception of Women’s Rights and The Failed International Legal System

International human rights law prohibits discrimination against women in their enjoyment of all human rights and the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Disclamation of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948. While non-discrimination against women is an essential component to the realisation of women’s rights in law and practice, its comparative approach measures women’s equality against men’s enjoyment of rights, reinforcing the masculinity of the universal principle of human rights law, whose rights are fully promoted and explicitly protected. To the extent that violations experienced by women is exclusively or primarily expressly and recognised in the founding declarations and human rights instruments. Thus, attaining equality between women and men and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights and United Nations values. Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their lives, and realising women’s human rights has not always been a priority for the vast national states. Achieving equality between women and men requires a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which women experience discrimination and are denied equality so as to develop appropriate strategies to eliminate such discrimination.

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