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Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority. -- Albert Camus.

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1 Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority. -- Albert Camus

2 “We are asking people to understand that slavery still exists today; in fact, according to a recent New York Times article, if you count the number of women and children in bonded labor, domestic slavery or sexual slavery today, there are more slaves in the world than at any other time in history.” -- Charlotte BunchCharlotte Bunch

3 -- Mahnaz Afkhami Mahnaz Afkhami The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent. Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights. In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems.

4 You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea." -- Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

5 I learned from my illiterate but wise mother that all rights to be deserved and preserved came from duty well done. Thus the very right to live accrues to us only when we do the duty of citizenship of the world. From this one fundamental statement, perhaps it is easy enough to define the duties of Man and Woman and correlate every right to some corresponding duty to be first performed. Every other right can be shown to be a usurpation hardly worth fighting for. -- Mohandas GandhiMohandas Gandhi

6 * "Women's rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy." -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg *Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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