Women’s Rights
From Past to Present

Primary Sources


Contemporary Human Rights Organizations and Treaties

•  Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women: excerpts.  http://womeninworldhistory.com/WR-11.html

•  From “Global to Local” program: alternative reports from non-governmental groups in countries assessing the process toward implementing CEDAW.  http://www.iwraw-ap.org/using_cedaw/writing_shadow.htm

•  Special Rapporteur: 1996 summary of types of violence.  http://www.un.org/rights/dpi1772e.htm

•  Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict. http://www.hri.ca/uninfo/treaties/24.shtml

•  Women Living Under Muslim Laws: an international solidarity network. top site, http://www.wluml.org/english/index.shtml

•  Feminist Majority Foundation: global updates.  http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=9093

•  Equality Now: domestic violence, reproductive rights, trafficking, and political participation.

•  Women’s Human Rights net (WHRnet):  http://www.whrnet.org/

•  Women’s Human Rights Resources:  http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/whrr/index.cfm?sister=utl&CFID=979069&CFTOKEN=21618543

•  WWW reaching women.: way to find women’s organizations aroung the world.

•  Global List of Women’s Organizations.  http://www.distel.ca/womlist/womlist.html

•  UNIFEM: Note updated news on actions around the world.  http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/human_rights/

•  Women, ink. See book “Gains and Gaps in Worlds Women” 2006.  http://www.womenink.org/

•  Women Watch: Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women. Top site.      http://www.wwwomen.com/category/divers/cultur1.html

•  Human Rights Watch: “Women’s Property Rights: Violations Doom Equality and Development.” case study to introduce issues property rights.  http://hrw.org/campaigns/women/property/

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