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Women's rights

During the last decades, the reinforcement of women's human rights essentially led towards an expanded understanding of human rights in general. Women's rights are based on the principles of universality and indivisibility of all human rights. The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) shows that not only on state level but in all social spheres far-reaching measures are required for the elimination of discrimination against women and for guaranteeing women's full and equal enjoyment of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. Also included is the recognition of violence against women as a human rights violation.