Women's rights are protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They include the right to bodily integrity, suffrage, the right to education, work, equal pay, the right to hold public office and own property.
Women's rights are institutionalized or written in law in many countries. In others, local customs or behavior may support the rights and entitlements for women and girls. In a some countries these rights are ignored or suppressed when they contradicts with a historical or traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favor of men and boys. DW looks at the various issues related to gender equality, women's and girls' rights throughout the world.
Isaac Success Omoyele grew up in the Ajegunle slum in Lagos. He dropped out of school several times. His life changed only after he got support through a scholarship. Today he wants to give back to his community. He is helping victims of Boko Haram and young women from Lagos to finish school.