Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor at Gilan University

2 Master of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Gilan


This article first tries to identify and explain the thoughts of absolutists (universalists) and relativists (the two main commentary courses of women’s rights) and then it tries to compare and study the Convention on the elimination of discrimination against women (the main fulcrum of absolutists) with the domestic prism for women’s rights and responsibilities[1]. The domestic tendencies of both these approaches and each’s interpretation of this prism is analyzed. From the absolutists’ point of view, the general principles of women’s rights cannot be bound to a particular culture or geographical location. However, the prism believe the limitations and the necessities of a culture to be a part of women’s rights principles. Thus, by identifying the advantages and disadvantages of these two contexts from each other’s perspective and proposing a final conclusion, a single result is proposed as the best merit and solution for women’s rights domain


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