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wom·en's rights

(wĭm′ĭnz)
pl.n.
1. Socioeconomic, political, and legal rights for women equal or equivalent to those of men.
2. A movement in support of these rights.
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wom′en's

(or wom′an's) rights′


n.pl.
the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, employment, etc.
[1830–40]
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Established under the NCSW Act 2012, the Commission was mandated to promote social, economic, political and legal rights of women as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan and in accordance with its international commitments.
The biggest challenge faced by the government was to protect the legal rights of women. Being the signatory of CEDAW, Pakistan had committed to ensure the legal rights of women, but no positive step could have been taken so far.
It supports the federal and provincial governments to attain gender equality and works closely with the government, civil society and other stakeholders to design laws, policies, programmes and frameworks needed to achieve women's empowerment and to protect the social, economical and legal rights of women, girls and excluded groups.
She said that Commission's mandate is to address the issues that affect the lives of women and its manadated to promote social, economic, political and legal rights of women as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan.
KARACHI -- Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani said Wednesday that the city administration would provide all possible support to the Commission on Status of Women to achieve its objectives for social, economic, political and legal rights of women. He appreciated the idea of establishing the Commission and said That it would help the commission to achieve the goals of the government initiative to provide women equal opportunities in society He said this while talking to a four-member delegation of the commission headed by chairperson Ms.
The advent of second wave feminism in the 1970s led to success in improving the legal rights of women such as the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts of 1975.
A bill was passed in April 2015 to establish the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women for the promotion of social, economic, political and legal rights of women in the province.
He said: 'Women Development Department has taken number of initiatives and steps towards economic, social, political and legal rights of women in Sindh.'
Since the verdict in the Jian Ghomeshi trial last March, burning questions have arisen about the legal rights of women who experience sexual assault and violence.
The function of the state women's commission is inter alia to see that the constitutional and legal rights of women are properly implemented, to review different provisions of law.
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