International legal rules and norms as the basis for women’s empowerment


the article discusses the issues of women's active involvement in social development processes and analyzes the role of women's rights in the life of the state and society, as women play a special role in the development of both society and the state as a whole. It is argued that despite the international acts adopted in the field of women's rights, and a number of positive facts in this area, there are currently a whole range of factors that complicate the realization by women of their personal, political and socio-economic rights and freedoms. In many societies and countries, one can still encounter a situation of actual inequality of the legal status of men and women, in particular when women, compared with men, do not have equal opportunities to exercise their skills, rights to actively participate in public and political life, provided for by universally recognized international legal acts. In some legal systems, there are still cases of insufficiently well-defined mechanisms for ensuring the practical implementation of the principle of gender equality, inconsistency of legal norms with the actual status of women in society, while life itself proves that promoting women's potential, education, professional development and political participation at various levels, brings a great return on investment, such as healthy and educated children and youth, stable social e and economic development, a protected environment. Indeed, in almost many countries, women make up more than 40 percent of the working population, and a reasonable approach to the economy involves the realization of the potential of this half of the population, taking into account their opinions, needs and priorities.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 1088-1093

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201136