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Women's right (Politics and Education)
Transcript of Women's right (Politics and Education)
Countries Where Women's Rights Are Frequently Violated
The Democratic Republic of Congo
Women’s rights is the fight for the idea that women should have equal rights with men.
Over history, this has taken the form of gaining property rights, the women’s suffrage, or the right of women to vote, reproductive rights, the right to work for for equal pay, and the right to equal opportunities.
In contemporary society, women remain more or less subjugated, and in some countries they are stripped of any human rights
Why are women's rights often violated?
Over history, in almost all cultures of the world women have widely been viewed as lesser beings than men
These beliefs are often built into many societal institutions creating systematically discriminating environments and communities for women to live in
In contemporary society, sexist attitudes that are frequently based on beliefs in traditional stereotypes of gender roles and cultural customs
Due to these widely accepted beliefs that often implied that men are the rulers of their wives in marriage and that their only duty in life was to provide their husbands with a child, women were silenced and were prevented from reaching their full potential and many still are in today's day and age
Men were always believed to be the stronger sex, were thought to be intelligent, courageous, and determined. Women, on the other hand, were more governed by their emotions, and their virtues were expected to be chastity, modesty, compassion, and piety. Men were thought to be more aggressive; women more passive.
The canadian government
Despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from cultural, political to economics.
Gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime. Women and girls often are the ones that suffer the most from poverty.
is A Non-Governmental Organization that's mission is to connect, inform and mobilize people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
Association for Women's Rights in Development...
The government of Canada has participated in a number of initiatives globally to empower women
Levels of Government
The federal level is responsible for funding international organizations that promote gender equality.
Their concerns include the amount of money invested in programs and and organizations that help women across the world as well as in Canada overcome discrimination based on their gender
The provincial level's responsibilities also include initiatives taken for ending domestic violence against women in Canada.
In the municipal level the government is responsible for community based interventions which can help the victims of abuse and supporting women’s access to comprehensive services throughout the community.
Significance of Women's Rights
Helping women across the world achieve their right to feel safe and and be treated as equals and not just as an object or inferior creatures will not only affect women’s quality of life but will also be beneficial to a nation’s economic and societal conditions
Nobody deserves to be subjected to discrimination based on their gender yet, the most important human right, the right to life and bodily integrity, is being refused to women daily and worldwide today. They are subjected to violence on a large scale in the family and the society.
Research has found improving gender equality has broad development impact, such as greater participation of women in the labor force, especially in the non-farm sector. It also leads to higher wages for girls and women, higher school enrollment and lower adolescent pregnancy, as well as lower maternal and infant mortality.
Ways to get Involved...
Self awareness and being properly informed on the issue
Spreading awareness of the issue to others by joining organizations or donating to organizations that empower girls
Include men and women in the initiative to equality
Make long term commitment to communities
Gain support of traditional and religious leaders
Increase awareness and understanding of the issue among government officials
Women are now protected from discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, marital status and more by the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In Canada, many aboriginal women are subjected to domestic violence, are murdered and go missing but these cases are often pushed aside and not given much importance. The government of Canada is NOT doing enough to protect the rights of Aboriginal women.