Women's Human Rights Advocacy

Women’s human rights advocacy:

  • Amplifies the definition and understanding of human rights to cover abuses of women that are not yet generally acknowledged as human rights violations;
  • Expands the scope of state responsibility for the protection of women’s human rights in both the public and private spheres; and
  • Enhances the effectiveness of the human rights system at both national and international levels in enforcing human rights and holding abusers accountable.
See: Women’s Human Rights Step by Step, Women, Law & Development International and Human Rights Watch, 117, 1997.