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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In many parts of the world, access to services is particularly limited or even non-existent for rural and indigenous women, undermining their ability to exercise their reproductive rights.
In his temporary ruling, Ezra said attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Rights, who are representing the plaintiffs, showed evidence that the new rule would infringe on women's right to an abortion and that medical providers would have a difficult time following through with the rule, causing them to be fined.
Before the RPRHA was passed, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (UN CEDAW) conducted a special inquiry in Nove mber 2012 into the violations of reproductive rights occurring in Manila stemming from a ban on modern contraceptives.
Roma women living in Slovakia report discrimination, segregation and abuse when obtaining reproductive health services, according to a report from the Centre for Reproductive Rights and the Slovak organisation Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Porada), released on November 27.
A new poll from the Center for Reproductive Rights suggests that most voting-age Americans believe abortion should be legal and would support a federal law protecting abortion access.
That includes sexual reproductive rights and the right to safe and accessible abortions.
Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives
A composite index score was created for each state based on reproductive rights available in 2011, comprised of the following indicators: mandated sexuality education, Medicaid coverage of family planning, required parental approval for abortion care, waiting periods for abortion care, and public funding for abortion care.
While speaking recently at a symposium- Reproductive Rights In Indian Courts: Celebrating Progress, Identifying Challenges And Discussing The Way Forward- organized by the Jindal Global University, justice Sikri had much to say on women's reproductive autonomy: "When we talk of reproductive rights in this country, then there is hardly any choice so far as the woman is concerned.
However, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and other groups, who filed the lawsuit Monday, say that the rules attempted "to restrict a woman's right to access safe and legal abortions by increasing the cost of reproductive health care services and the shame and stigma surrounding abortion and pregnancy loss.
Women's reproductive rights will be essential to respond to the Zika emergency.
This might be one of the reasons why sexual and reproductive rights of women are widely violated and abused in Africa.

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