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Women's rights

political Science

kate kate

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of Women's rights

Women's Issues
Women in poverty
In the developing world an average of 43 per cent of girls of appropriate age attend secondary school. For every 100 boys not attending primary school, there are 115 girls in the same situation.
About 140 million girls and women worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM. In Africa, about 101 million girls age 10 years and above are estimated to have undergone FGM.
what is Women's Rights?
the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, the professional fields, etc.
What are women's Issues
Women issues are issues that concerns the equality of women to Men. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education
employment, politic, economic, and social rights for women.
Gender Inequality
There are six million more women than men in the world.
Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8,000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic, 7,999 were female.
Women perform 66% of the world’s work, but receive only 11% of the world’s income, and own only 1% of the world’s land.
About 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
Two-thirds of the world’s children who receive less than four years of education are girls. Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
we have come far but we still need work. women rights in third war countries are as bad as they use to be during the Mesopotamian times.
Child Marriage
More than half of the girls in Bangladesh, Mali, Mozambique and Niger are married before age 18. In these same countries, more than 75 percent of people live on less than $2 a day.
New immigrant women between 25-44 years old who have a university degree and work full-time earn $14,000 less than Canadian-born women.
If present trends continue, 142 million girls will marry over the next decade. That’s 38,000 girls married every day for the next 10 years.
Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s. Pregnancy is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15 to 19.
Child brides often show signs symptomatic of sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress such as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and severe depression.
51 million: Number of girls age 15 to 19 are married worldwide
Rakiya, married at 12 in Nigeria
rakiya was betrothed at 11 and married at 12. Her husband repeatedly raped her, and her father beat her into submitting to her husband. She became pregnant soon after she wed and delivered her first child two months before her 13th birthday. At 20, Rakiya was widowed with five children and a sixth on the way. She sold everything to feed her babies. When nothing was left, she sold herself. After four years in the sex trade, she resolved to find another way. Now Rakiya sells bean cakes by the side of the road.“The ignorance of our people” leads to child marriage, Rakiya says. “They believe the girl will spoil, not knowing it is wrong.”
More than 700 girls younger than 10 were married in 2010 in Iran. This figure is said to have increased by more than a third each year since.
In Cambodia, more than 90 percent of garment workers are women and almost all of them are migrants from rural provinces who support their families back home
Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
FGM is recognized as a humans rights violation of women and girls. FGM constitutes an
extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors
and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.
some of the reason this is done
It can ensure virginity (maintain chastity before marriage)
It can ensure fidelity during marriage
FGM is associated with cultural ideals of femininity and modesty, which include the notion that girls are “clean” and "beautiful" after removal of body parts that are considered "male" or "unclean".
It is an important ritual and part of the initiation of girls into womanhood
The practice of female genital mutilation is not written any where in the Korean or the bible. it is a barbaric cultural tradition that should not be practiced. FGM is a way of controlling, oppressing and having power over girls.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
― -Brigham Young

"When women are empowered to lead full and productive lives, children and families prosper."
-Anne Veneman, UNICEF's executive director.
Men and women are meant to compliment each other not to compete with each other...little wonder we have so many problems. A little more understanding and appreciation of our respective roles in this life would go a long way to resolving any issues which exist. -Canada1st
Also, the idea of equality is not that you treat everybody the same and bingo-bamo we're all equal. It's that you give everybody the tools they need to start life on equal footing with everybody else. In school you don't sit the learning disabled person at the front and talk over their head to the rest of the class. -12Agree 9DisagreePolicy
In Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive, or even ride bikes, and men aren’t allowed to drive women they’re not closely related to.
A study by the International Food Policy Research Institute suggested that if men and women had equal influence in decision-making, there would be 13.4 million fewer undernourished children in South Asia.
single mothers have a net worth of only about $17,000, while single fathers have about $80,000.
Women who work full-time earn about 71 cents for every dollar earned by men.
women earn an average of $17.96 per hour compared to $21.43 for men, meaning that women earn 83.8% of the male hourly wage.
51.6% of lone parent families headed by women are poor[4] . With many of these families, financial support agreements with the non-custodial parent (usually the father) are either not in place or in arrears.
One in seven[2] (2.4 million[3] ) Canadian women is living in poverty today.
In many areas of Afghanistan, girls are often taken out of school when they hit puberty.
Most girls undergo FGC when they are between 7 and 10 years-old. but some cultures practice it on infants or when a woman is in her first pregnancy.
A report states that 1/3 of the Sudanese girls who undergo the surgery do not survive it.
FGM has become an important issue in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States due to the continuation of the practice by immigrants from countries where FGM is common.
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