women's rights

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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.

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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Nuzhat Shirin said that SCSW has established as independent entity under the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act -2015 for protection of social, economic, political and legal rights of women as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan-1973 and in accordance with International Declarations, Conventions, treaties, covenants and agreement relating to Women, including Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
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.
She said the Sindh government had introduced certain pro-women legislation, including the SCSW to ensure protection of economic, social and legal rights of women.
The Commission is mandated to promote social, economic, political and legal rights of women as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan.
Leadership of women through participation in decision making, Educational Programme for women, Health and Hygiene, Legal rights of women, Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Swachh Bharat, Life Skills and Advocacy for Social and Behavioural Change.
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 advent of 'second-wave feminism' in the 70s led to success in improving the legal rights of women such as the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
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.
Safeguarding economic and legal rights of women is being equally focussed," said Rubina Qaimkhani, who also holds the portfolio of Social Welfare and Special Education.
The legal rights of women in Pakistan: Theory & Practical, 9
31 ( ANI ): United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the 'Ahimsa Messenger' programme would spread awareness to the grassroots about the legal rights of women and children.