women's rights

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wom·en's rights

1. Socioeconomic, political, and legal rights for women equal or equivalent to those of men.
2. A movement in support of these rights.


(or wom′an's) rights′

the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, employment, etc.
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According to data from the Report on the Equality of Women and Men in Bulgaria for 2016, which was adopted by the government earlier today.
Contract notice: Public space cleaning and waste collection service, With measures of sustainable public procurement, Equality of women and men and other social and labor aspects.
After reviewing the achievements of Tunisian women, the Minister called on civil society to work for the full equality of women and men in order to build a balanced society.
When the Founding Fathers of the UAE gathered to lay down the principles that would govern and lead its future generations, the equality of women in Emirati society was set as an unshakeable cornerstone.
Erdoy-an instead promoted the notion of "equivalence" and equality of women before the justice system.
It is a day to commemorate the achievements of women and to raise awareness for the social and politician equality of women around the world.
The site has been set up in the framework of the Observatory on the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life.
He doesn't believe in the equality of women in the church, keeping them constantly down in the lower ranks.
Then, the story begins as Mary is in adolescence and the family proposes that she attend a school in London run by women devoted to the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft and the equality of women.
Most Americans believe in democracy, the separation of church and state, and the full equality of women, and disagree with several of the pope's positions.
The Church's opposition to reproductive choice led to its stance against legislation to improve the equality of women (252).