The Status of Women under International Human Rights Law and the 1995 UN World Conference on Women, Beijing, China

The 1995 UN World Conference on Women presented the world community with the opportunity to reaffirm, support, and strengthen women’s rights as an integral part of the international human rights paradigm. Furthermore, the Conference aimed to rekindle the momentum gained at previous UN women’s conferences, to heighten awareness of recurring issues, and to focus on a coherent strategy to implement the Conference’s objectives. As such, the status of women under international human rights law and the Beijing Conference Plan for Action are the focus of this Article.

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