On Women’s Rights
In 1993 the UN confirmed that women’s rights were at the same level that human rights and were entitled to have access to them. Despite the efforts and UN Millenium Goals, the most inherent and basic rights for women and children are still ignored, suppressed and violated due to cultural, religious and/or political circumstances.
In 2000, world leaders came together at the UN Headquarters and adopted the United Nations Millenium Declaration, committing to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, diseases affecting billions of people, and environmental damage, and to encourage nations to work on the advancement of education, maternal health and women’s empowerment.
From the meeting came the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and a plan of action to implement and achieve such goals by 2015.
Millennium Development Goals
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Global Partnership for development