How Women 's Full Equality Can Be Realised Through The Approaches Of The Cedaw?
Rikki Holtmaat (2012) comments that Article 5 not only address “exotic” and “oppressive” cultures, “but all human relations and institutions or structures in which gender stereotypes and fixed parental gender role are used in a way that is detrimental t let full realisation of women’s human rights.”
Article 5 lays the foundation for an approach to go beyond the distinction between formal and substantive equality and concentrate on transformative equality (Hunter, 2008). This is a big progress in directing human rights actors and practitioners not just squarely prevent various forms of discrimination against women, but make states take responsibility for fighting against systematic and structural discrimination. As well, as Knop (1995) analyses, the measure used by the Convention focuses on the capacity of individual women and women’s specialised organisations to make states accountable for their obligation to serve the fundamental human rights of women.
The CEDAW clearly defines discrimination against women in Article 1. The most fascinating of this definition is the incorporated standard that encompasses the exclusion of all forms of discrimination gains women resulting in the violation of their human rights. The words “exclusion”, “distinction” and “restriction” reflects no matter sex and legal discrimination or sexual abuses or even sexist infringement against women are objected…