women's rights

plural noun

Definition of women's rights

: legal, political, and social rights for women equal to those of men

Examples of women's rights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sight of nearly every Democratic-aligned women's rights group queasily keeping silent about the story is simply delicious for the likes of Sean Hannity (though a few have started speaking out). Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "The angst over Joe Biden's assault allegation has an easy resolution," 2 May 2020 He's also overseen a parallel crackdown on liberals, women's rights activists, writers, moderate clerics and reformers. NBC News, "Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors and floggings," 27 Apr. 2020 Medics found a hard, bullet-like object in the woman's right lower anterior thoracic wall below the right breast. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Woman's breast implant deflects bullet, saving her life," 21 Apr. 2020 The ban was halted by federal Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday, who said the order was too broad and violated the constitutional guarantee of a woman's right to choose. NBC News, "Americans warned that as many as 240,000 may die," 17 Apr. 2020 Protesters called for higher pay and job security, and demanded that President Rodrigo Duterte respect women's rights. Adam Geller, Anchorage Daily News, "Protests and celebrations mark Women’s Day, despite threats," 9 Mar. 2020 In Europe, where a number countries are in strict lockdowns, women's rights groups have raised the alarm about the hardship that domestic violence victims can experience in lockdown conditions. NBC News, "A doodled look at some feel-good Google trends," 6 Apr. 2020 Pauli Murray was both a civil rights and women's rights activist, an author, lawyer and member of the LGBTQ community, as well as the first African American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "Crowdsourcing Project Aims to Document the Many U.S. Places Where Women Have Made History," 31 Mar. 2020 Protesters called for higher pay and job security, and demanded that President Rodrigo Duterte respect women's rights. Adam Geller, Anchorage Daily News, "Protests and celebrations mark Women’s Day, despite threats," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of women's rights

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Women's rights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/women%27s%20rights. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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women's rights

noun

English Language Learners Definition of women's rights

: legal, political, and social rights for women that are equal to those of men

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