Summer 2002 - International Women's Rights

From the Chair: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Introduction

From the Chair: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

As several articles in this issue of Human Rights note, even more brutal repression of women occurs when women are subjugated citizens. Sadly, as the articles in this issue document, assaults, including rape and brutal physical injury, are widely tolerated in too many countries. Where women lack power to control their own bodies, their susceptibility to HIV/AIDS increases dramatically. AIDS is now endemic among women in many parts of the world.

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