Women’s rights activist, Malala Yousafzai, has said, “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” The fight for women’s equality is one that has its origins traced back many years. Women have always been dependent upon men and have been denied the same freedom men are granted. Why are women different from men even though they are both humans. Even though women today are still fighting for equality, one of hardest times for them was the Victorian Era in which where they were confined to their gender roles and had little to no rights.
It all began in 1776 since the period called colonial and slave era and still exists nowadays. Racism is due to racial discrimination which led to loss of political rights and social rights. It’s often against Africans, Asian, and Latin who immigrated to north America. The English Americans were the only civilization who had the political rights, citizenship, voting rights and owning lands. Other races were discriminated especially the jews, irish and Italians, suffering from all kind of racism inequalities like slavery, segregation, and residential camps.
This Jim Crow etiquette was in parallel with the previous principles of the Black Codes, which was in consequences with the civil rights and civil liberties of black community. Firstly, according to the Jim Crow Laws, they implants the principles of the racial segregation in every public facilities and transportation, and blacks were always inferior to those for whites; "Whites Only" and "Colored" were a signs to reminders the separation of races. Take the case of Florida, who was a part of this constitutions, that implant the segregation in public schools, public places, and public transportation; blacks people were always inferior to whites people. Apparently, in contrast with the Southern, the Northern segregation was typically a segregation of housing applied by private covenants, the practices of bank lending, and job discrimination. Afterwards, they attempts to break Jim Crow Laws, for example with The Civil Rights Act of 1875, demanded that everyone will have the same treatment, without the differentiate by of race, or color.
For generations, women have struggled to overcome the patriarchal societies that have held them down and stigmatized them. Unfortunately, these pressures transcend cultures and continue to this day. The experiences in “Girl” are a global phenomenon that affects girls regardless of who they are or where they come from. In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, the protagonist is repeatedly belittled as a calculated way of controlling her behavior. The girl faces a plethora of responsibilities at home, as well as societal expectations of her behavior in her faith-based community.
A lot of girls are getting education but a smaller number is able to proceed to post-secondary level and out of them most are not allowed to participate in the workforce. A lot of professions have now put a rule for the high educational requirement for a person to get the job. As women in Pakistan are limited to the access of getting higher education this restricts them to get into a workforce. Hence this factor remains a significant barrier for women. In Pakistan a lot of women are restricted because of their husbands as they are not well educated and do not allow their wives to get out of the house and work and the other reason is segregation (pardah).
One of the biggest reasons were because of their sex, because they were lady’s, and just because they were women men thought they weren’t good enough or smart enough. As, well women didn’t think it was fair or equal to them so they started to take things into their hands. Women never gave up not for anything, they were ineed of voting and being more than people wanted them to be. There are many, many more things women did to change this law but, these are the main things they did. Another important thing women couldn 't do was work.
That strict code slowly creates more and more families that act like Moody's family. The conditions for women in Iran have remained extremely dire, with women still lacking many basic human rights, and even barring them from attending sports events
The story “Fences” reflected the experiences of African Americans in the 1950’s. “Fences” demonstrated how there was segregation between white and black people surrounding racism, discrimination and the restrictions that African Americans were bound to. In the 1950’s the Civil Right Movement begun. African Americans fought to have the same and equal rights as white Americans. There was a lot of racism in the 1950’s and African Americans were treated as low class citizens, superior to the white American.
The Great Depression was a horrendous time, which disrupted the lives of many people. During this time many families fell apart from the strains of the Great Depression. Families suddenly started to rely and depend on their wives, mothers and sister, which pressured the females of the family and eventually led to conflicts within families. During this time many women had to leave school or put their education on pause to support their families. Other than white women, African American women were used to hard work.
Throughout history women have struggled to be recognized as equals. Women had been denied their rights and were considered slave to men. This discrimination, over the years, has been the cause of many uprisings. Now many have amended their beliefs and women have earned their well deserved respect but there are still those of conservative thoughts and practices. Women, to this day, face unequal job opportunities, dowry, and harassment etc.
Diversity is the state of being different. Different is good. Different changes the way people think and act. Imagine a world with everyone being the same. Everyone’s physical and mental traits were identical.
Organizational diversity is a concept where an institution upholds diverse values owing to the differences in race, experiences and religion, among others. The composition of people from different backgrounds constitutes diversity. In the contemporary society, institutions are required to respect and nurture diversity. Diversity helps in bringing exchanges between people with varying experiences and backgrounds. As such, it results in positive benefits that enable the society to live harmoniously.
Diversity Diversity is about celebrating and valuing people’s differences and looking at their differences in a positive way. When you recognise individual’s differences it can benefit society as everyone has something different about them and will be able to contribute something different. Examples of diversity • In relation to enjoying and achieving – Having gender specific toys available to be used by all and carrying out activities that reverse the usual gender roles. •
Diversity issues are critical element taken place within an individual. Diversity is defined as the state of being diverse which is expressed in beliefs and behaviors of individuals, families, communities and in societies. Issues related to age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and disability can strongly affect a social worker’s assessment of a client as well as intervention chosen. Social –Economic Justice According to Barker (social work dictionary 2003) social justice is an ideal condition in which all members of a society have the same basic rights, protection, opportunities, obligations and social benefits.