International Mandates for Gender Equality and Women's Rights
These include:
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
  • International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966
  • UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979
  • Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and their follow up documents, 1995 to present
  • Millennium Development Goals, 2000
  • Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, 2003
  • African Union Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, 2004
  • OAS Convention on the Prevention, Sanction and Elimination of Violence Against Women, 1994
  • Revised Arab Charter on Human Rights (in particular Art. 3 confirming equality between women and men in the Arab world), 2004
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (in particular Art. 21 on non-discrimination, Art. 23 on equality between men and women, and Art. 33 on personal and professional life), 2000


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