Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat

ZEHRA F. KABASAKAL ARAT is Juanita and Joseph Leff Professor of Political Science at Purchase College of the State University of New York and is Chair of the Human Rights Research Committee of the International Political Science Association. She is the author of Human Rights Worldwide. Some of the arguments presented here appeared in her earlier publications.

Human rights are rights claimed against the State and society by virtue of being a human being. However, the human rights of most people have been continuously violated all around the world. Since all civilizations have been patriarchal, regardless of the overall human rights conditions maintained in a society, women have been subject to more human rights violations than men.