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WAO "Human Rights of Women" Training: Topic 3

Rights As A Tool Of Change
Historical Background to the Evolution of Women's Rights



The Historical Background to the Evolution of Women's Rights
1215 MAGNA CARTA
1689 ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTS
1789 FRENCH DECLARATION
1790 DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
1791 U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS

Philosophical Roots
BIBLE CODE OF HAMMURABI
QURAN ASHOKA'S EDICT

International Bill of Rights
JUNE 1945 UN CHARTER
10 DEC 1948 UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
10 DEC 1966
(Adopted in the
General Assembly)
INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
3 JAN 1976
(Came into force)
INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
23 MAR 1976
(Came into force)
INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

The United Nations And Concern for Equal Rights

The United Nations and Concern for Equal Rights

Summary Handout - Topic 3 Session 6 (IWRAW Asia Pacific Draft Training Materials/2000)

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