The three main objectives of the Decade of Women, equality, development, and peace, were followed by employment, education, and health, added later as the Decade progressed and was evaluated. The objectives are broad, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing, so that the achievement of one contributes to the achievement of another. Equality, the first and most basic objective, is interpreted as meaning not only legal equality (the elimination of de jure discrimination), but also equality of rights, responsibilities and opportunities for the participation of women in development, both as active agents and as beneficiaries.
KeywordsAffirmative Action Political Development Fundamental Freedom Legal Measure Legal Equality
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