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Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, A/67/287, 10 August 2012

III. Gender stereotypes and the obligation of States to eliminate discrimination

B. Stereotypes restricting cultural rights of women

45. Across the world and throughout history, different visions of men and women, presuming dissimilar capabilities and separate spheres of operation, have defined expectations about appropriate behaviour. While some gender differences are real, most are not, and constructed differences “have served in family and law, in church and state to prevent women from enjoying full personhood”[40] and human rights, including cultural rights.

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  1. 40. Hernández-Truyol, pp. 111, 133-134 and 483.