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Women's quest for justice and equality - a short history

Singapore women have done well in achieving parity with men but in other parts of the world, the struggle continues

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Women's rights are human rights. The struggle by women for justice and equality is one of the longest in the history of human rights.

Although much progress has been made, the struggle is not over in some parts of the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2019, with the headline Women's quest for justice and equality - a short history. Subscribe