Gender Equality

A Multi-dimensional Examination of Women's Emancipation from a Human Rights' Perspective

Zhu XiaoHui
Fudan University
Journal of China Women’s University 2016-5

Abstract:Human rights are inherent to all regardless of political, economic and cultural systems. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993 noted that the human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal rights. The document demonstrates that human rights of women have played a significant role in practice, and that this concept has been recognized and accepted by the international community. "Women’s liberation"is a goal the CPC has pursued since it was founded in 1921. Through reexamining the concept of women’s emancipation from a human rights perspective,multi-dimensional meanings come to the fore, which at the minimum, includes political, class and social liberation.
Keywords:human rights, women's rights, gender equality, emancipation of women

Paper type:Published