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International Organizations: Overview
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The end of the Second World War and the emergence of the United Nations system and the official international intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) ushered in a new era in the women's movement and women's rights along with the expansion of human rights ideology. Added impetus to the concept of development came later, mainly through the United Nations Decade for Women (1976–85), which brought women, p…

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Mannan, Manzurul, “International Organizations: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0096>
First published online: 2009

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