UN Women being the architect of women empowerment


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historical and momentous document which engraved the universal rights for humans across the globe. Every human is born as a free individual with right of freedom to live a life with dignity. Everyone is entitled to all the rights without any distinction of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. The attributes of this declaration makes it a standard document for every nation to follow. This declaration further became the foundation of international human rights law.
It is human nature to see the things in a particular aspect and belongings; subsequently the need for a separate framework becomes an obligation. Apart from the phenomenon of human nature the palpable inequalities and discriminations with regards to women also reciprocated the need for a separate institutional framework in order to practice women rights under the umbrella of United Nation’s preliminary declaration.

The concept of gender equality isn’t a new phenomenon as far as the efforts by UN are concerned. Significant progress has been made in this regard for decisiveness of the concept. Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) are few of the examples to measure the interest and sincerity intact with this cause. Here we also need to understand that gender equality or woman empowerment doesn’t only confined to the personal progressions and benefits of an individual but have a range of socio-economic aspects. For thriving economies and inciting developments, women should be given the due share in every sphere of life. The entrenched gender inequalities in almost every society have pushed the United Nations to be more proactive, therefore to address all such discriminatory behaviors towards women the establishment of a strong and vocal platform became a necessity. The United Nations General Assembly has announced the creation of UN Women in July 2010 under the banner of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of

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