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PHILIPP, Rita Radl. Human rights and gender. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.81, pp.135-155. ISSN 0101-3262.

This paper approaches the theme of human rights and gender as a central problem in the field of human rights and education. It begins by a discussion of sex-and gender. Next, it focuses on the concepts of person and human dignity, stressing that they originated in Christian thought. It then elucidates the issue of the feminist movement for women's rights. Its third part questions the contribution of the four World Conferences on Women organized by the United Nations. It then concludes with a few reflections on the importance of an education based on a universal "a priori" as for gender differences and gender equality.

Keywords : Sex-gender; Human rights; Feminist movement; World Conferences on Women; Education.

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