Promoting Women's Rights as Human Rights

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The Jakarta Declaration for the Advancement of Women in Asia and the Pacific adopted in June 1994, and the Beijing Platform for Action adopted in September 1995, identified the protection and promotion of the human rights of women as an issue of critical concern. As part of its role in setting international standards for the recognition of the human rights of women, the United Nations produced and adopted the Convention on the elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1979. To follow up these developments the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organised an Expert Group Meeting on Promoting Women's Rights as Human Rights which was held in Japan from 7-9 August 1996. This is the report of this expert group meeting. It reviews the progress achieved in the ESCAP region in treating women's rights as human rights. It formulates recommendations on women's legal rights and the elimination of violence against women.

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Preliminary thoughts, it appears the Fiji Women's Rights Movement have not really sought a deep dialogue with Indigenous Fijian women at several levels. This article echoes a pro-feminist position which is based on a one-size fits all and/or universalism approach taken by the United Nations. It disregards the essence of what Fijian Indigenous women have to say about their own cultures. Fiji Crisis Centre which has been widely funded by Australia, New Zealand & other international donors have done so to support the pure feminist approach the group has taken. Most of those representing these group of Fiji women who claims to represent the women of Fiji are mostly of mix births or just hard-core feminists and are urbanised. Very little observation is made about the views of the authentic Fijian Indgenous women. So how can such document goes to print if it is a one-sided view?  


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