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Every human being has acquired rights that are established as soon as they are born, international laws and conventions guaranteed this right. It is expressly stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Due to the development of societies, the active role of women (in various social areas) has increased in economic, political, and cultural areas; Therefore, it was imperative that a legal system be introduced that treats men and women equally, and prevents infringing their rights in any way, subject to legal accountability. International conventions and national legislation have provided a set of rights for women, some of which they share with men, such as the right to live, the right to own property, travel, and the right to physical security, while other rights are specific to women and consider the social, economic, political, and cultural situations women face.

Women’s rights are defined as the recognized benefits for women that consider their specificity and their different nature from men. So, how did women’s rights arise from ancient times and what are the stages they have gone through, what rights have they acquired, have Arab laws actually achieved equality between men and women by the same methodology or is there a difference between the legal systems in deciding women’s rights?