oa Africa Insight - Women: underrated development resource

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The World Conference of International Women's Year, held in Mexico in 1975, ended with the ""Declaration of Mexico"" which asserted that ""equality between women and men means equality in their rights, opportunities and responsibilities"". The ensuing plan of action involves a wide spectrum of activities, and ranges from improved education and family health services to negotiations on the rights of Palestinians. Recommendations included a suggestion that the ten years to 1985 be declared a "" Decade for Women"". Even prior to this conference, there was general concern about the women of the developing world.

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