Although women make up 49,6% of the world population they only make up 4,4% of the positions of power in the world. In politics, this number is slightly larger but still is a shocking 22%. In addition, two-thirds of all the illiterate people in the world are female, one in three girls have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lives and over 150 countries still have a sexist law put into place. Inequality between the sexes often gets associated with feminism. This is because feminists strive to get away with the differences between men and women.
It is because mostly women become victimised due to this modern form of slavery. There are several factors which have accelerated the rate of trafficking. Following are some of them-: 2.1 Poverty- Poverty is one of the several factors that make individuals vulnerable to trafficking. People who are living under poverty line are forced to be trapped by traffickers in order to escape the harsh realities of their
(Zinn, 2005) Women are not represented appropriately at all levels of governments’ decision making in community, but specifically at national and regional levels. The legal system in most of the countries discriminates particularly against women in the fields of inheritance, family law, land ownership, property, criminal law and citizenship. The prosecution of cases, in most of the countries, involving violence against women is difficult and complex. The discrimination specifically against girls and women- including economic discrimination, gender-based violence, harmful conventional practices and reproductive health inequities- remains the most persistent and pervasive form of inequality. Moreover, girls and women bear extra hardship during, as well as, after conflict and different humanitarian emergencies.
Chopin is a forward thinking author who wrote for women and minorities. Racism and gender bias are problems that have continued to persist in our society despite activism attempting to rid our world of it. Identity is another problem many people have trouble muddling through. Chopin tackles relevant issues she witnessed in her lifetime of racism, gender bias, and identity issues utilizing the literary elements of foreshadowing, irony, symbolism, figures of speech, misleading of the reader, imagery, and setting; the literary devices assist in emphasizing the expectations Armand feels he must live up to because of the responsibility of his wealthy, powerful name by exacting a harsh rule on his slaves, commanding absolute supremacy over women, and casting away the wife and child he supposedly once loved so much even though he himself is partially black one. While Armand’s father possesses a more lax rule over his slaves, “Young Aubigny’s rule was a strict one, too, and under it his negroes had forgotten how to be gay, as they had been during the old master’s easy-going and indulgent lifetime.” High amounts of respect is given to dominant, in charge men especially during the Antebellum time period which is when this short story took place.
Institution such as federal agencies, the equal employment opportunity commission, and the office of federal contract compliance are ensuring the antidiscrimination law is enforced. • A career woman with average skills who has a child at twenty-four receive nearly $1 million less compensation compared to women who has no child. They sacrifice their job and time to take care of their children. • Men tend to choose dangerous jobs which lead to higher compensation, 92 percent of all occupational fatalities victims are men. Women tend to work in industries that are less subject to job losses than men, which lead to much lower paying.
Furthermore, in the United States, one in three women between the ages of 18-34 has been sexually harassed at the workplace (Alanna). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, although 98% of companies have sexual harassment policies, the amounts of sexual harassment claims file with the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is significantly high. However, those stats may be even greater in number. Sadly, many women don’t report harassment due to fear of retaliation (Alanna) The recent allegation against Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein have ignited social movements that highlight and bring awareness to sexual harassment. One is the Women's March and the other is the online #MeToo campaign.
To initiate, the implementation of gender equality laws will help conclude unequal treatment towards women and create opportunities for women to refuse unsafe work and treatments. Also, without the right to make individual choices for body, women 's prosperity, well-being, and potential in society are restricted and gender inequality is therefore perpetuated. According to the academic article, Sexual Health’s Women’s Rights, “120 million girls worldwide have experienced forced intercourse” (Ngcuka) activities against their own individual soul. Many women are suffering from forced physical and sexual violence because of the limited laws and regulations that allow women to refuse unsafe treatments and practices. According to reports, the “ 32
It is a complex book set in two parts – the early 60’s and the late 60’s in Nigeria – spanning over the Nigerian Civil war. Gender is deeply explored in the book – within and outside of war. In the book educated women were seen as spoilt by older generations and women who could not have children were ostracized. Baby boys were given a higher value than baby girls, and during the war women were used as sexual objects. However, the book showed women in a strong light – taking control of the injustices set upon them.
The theoretical and empirical analysis have been explained, statistics and empirical evidences have been demonstrated to show why domestic violence occurs and to what level men can abused their female partners. Domestic Violence is an obstacle to the empowerment of women, they are emotionally abused, this can have long lasting effects on them and it makes them feel worthless. Because of this, families are broken and children who witnesses domestic violence are growing up with a lot of mental stress. This makes them feel helpless and weaker which can affects their academic studies, they also become emotionally
Gender-based violence also seen as violence involving men and women, in which the female is usually the victim; and which is derived from unequal power relationships between men and women. The convention on elimination of all discrimination against women define Gender Based Violence as any type of abuse that is perpetrated against a woman by the fact that she is a woman. The convention also notes that it is manifested in various forms such as physical, sexual, and psychological harm .Violence against women is a major problem that negatively affects the reproductive health of women and girls. “Each year as many as 40 million children under 15 years old experience some form of violence. Many of them are girls, and many live in Africa”