n South African Journal on Human Rights - Introduction : women and social and economic rights

Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



Economic, social and cultural rights have a particular significance for women because as a group, women are disproportionately affected by poverty, and by social and cultural marginalization. Women's poverty is a central manifestation, and a direct result of women's lesser social, economic and political power. In turn, women's poverty reinforces their subordination, and constrains their enjoyment of every other right.

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