Women's rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Women's rights are entitlements and freedoms claimed for women and girls of all ages in many societies. The idea is that women should have equal rights with men. In some places these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behaviour, whereas in others they may be ignored or suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favour of men and boys. Issues commonly associated with notions of women's rights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to vote (suffrage); to hold public office; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to own property; to education; to serve in the military or be conscripted; to enter into legal contracts; and to have marital, parental and religious rights.
1 History of women's rights 1.1 China 1.2 Greece 1.3 Rome 1.4 Religious scriptures 1.4.1 Bible 1.4.2 Qur'an 1.5 The Middle Ages 1.6 18th and 19th century Europe 2 Equal employment rights for women and men 3 Suffrage, the right to vote 4 Property rights 5 Modern movements 5.1 Birth control and reproductive rights 5.2 United Nations and World Conferences on Women 6 Natural law and women's rights 7 Human rights and women's rights 7.1 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 7.2 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 7.3 Maputo Protocol 8 Rape and sexual violence 8.1 Rape as an element of the crime of genocide 8.2 Rape and sexual enslavement as crime against humanity 9 2011 study of status by country 10 See also 11 References 12 Sources 13 External links
History of women's rights
See also: Legal rights of women in history and Timeline of women's rights (other than voting)
The status of women in China was low,...