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WOMEN “Policies that improve the status of women enable communities to alleviate poverty, develop local economies, expand the number of educated and healthy citizens, sustain the environment and strengthen families. –Elizabeth Fisher, Gender Justice: Women’s Rights are Human Rights 1996
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History on Women’s Rights. The CEDAW (1979) The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil
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