The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for the Advancement of Women’s Economic and Social Rights

Dr. Kamiar Alaei
Visiting Academic – St Antony’s College
University of Oxford – UK
Dr. Nazila Ghanea
Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law
University of Oxford UK


This paper examines the topic of women’s economic and social rights under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human rights law. Our findings demonstrate discrepancies across countries with respect to the enjoyment by women of economic and social rights. With the strong momentum around the SDGs, the paper then asks whether these can serve to provide impetus to women and economic and social rights.

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