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Beyond Women’s Rights.

Popoola, R. O. (2014) Beyond Women’s Rights. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science, 19 (3). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2279-0837

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The actualization of women rights has been a concern worldwide. Decades of outcry of dehumanization, degradation, humiliation, exclusion, discriminations, arbitrary deprivation of liberty and gender-based violence have led to numerous efforts at curbing this issue at the international, regional, national level and through legal framework, conferences, convention, programs.Similarly, there has been a rise in social advocacy groups at national, regional and global level. Yet, the problem is far from being ameliorated much less eliminated. This paper presents a descriptive analysis, based on literature review, of the major issues in women’s right. It examines the various debacles to actualizing women’s right one of which is patriarchy, and the inability of state to implement many of the legal frameworks. The paper finds that a major cause of women’s right violation is the financial dependency of women on their male counterparts. It recommends, as a departure from previous writing which demands more responsibility from state, the need for women’s responsibility. This is because social advocacy for women’s right without social responsibility from women will produce affirmative action for women who have opportunities they never explore. This does notseek to undermine the policy recommendations in other literature rather, it is a call to rise above and beyond limitations through self-motivating steps that places a demand on women’s abilities and capacities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender Based Violence, Women’s Rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 10:36

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