"Every woman has the right to the recognition, enjoyment, exercise and protection of all human rights and freedoms embodied in regional and international human rights instruments. These rights include, among others: …f.The right to equal protection before the law and of the law. "
DocumentOAS: Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women, art. 4.f
- All are equal before the law, and laws should be equally enforced.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- Women should enjoy equality with men before the law.
- The state must perform both its "negative duty" to refrain from discrimination and its "positive duty" to prevent discrimination.