(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.
Although the MDGs were created to raise awareness of the problem, a recent MDG Progress Report indicates that there still remains a huge gap to closing gender equality worldwide. Women are still treated like second-class citizens. The chances of finding a woman that is being oppressed or shut down are relatively high. This sudden gap of inequality can be induced in any way: forcing her to do something she doesn’t want to do, sexual violence, social or legal barriers, aborting an unwanted child or even get an equal salary. However some believe that women should not receive the privilege of gaining equality or
Gender-based violence, according to Basile, Saltzman, and the UNHCR, is “a major public health issue worldwide, a violation human rights and in some cases a crime against humanity. It comprises sexual violence, emotional-psychological violence, physical violence, harmful cultural practices and socio-economic violence” (as cited in Keygnaert, Vettenburg, & Temmerman, 2012, p. 1). Gender-based violence is one of the main issues women refugees face on the journey to Europe and in the refugee camps in Europe, but due to the several different types of gender-based violence women can face, there is a need to recognize each of them individually in order to completely understand the
The most important human rights are being violated when women are being deprived. It is one of the most pervasive of human rights violations, denying women and girls equal status, secure living conditions, self-esteem, recognition, and their right to freedom. The aspect of Violence is widely spreading across the spheres of class, creed, religion, income, culture, age and education. Though Violence is forbidden in many societies, when it comes to violation of women’s human rights it is often legitimized under the veil of traditional, cultural and religious practices. The most obvious and habitual form of violence is that which takes place in four walls or at homes which is often ignored or not considered heinous crime and thus a passive response is displayed by the law.
Discrimination against minority groups in the Arab countries is on the increase. Women in the Arab world suffer as one of the minority group that is being suppressed compared to men who are enjoying better rights than the women. Other groups that are suffering from discrimination include the stateless and the refugees. Despite the change in constitutional conditions, attaining equality for minority groups is still challenge. There are several difficulties that minority groups are suffering from difficulties that the constitution has not yet been in a position to settle.
Equality is a state of being that can never really be reached in society, most notably, equality between men and women in all aspects of life. Many important gains have been made in regard to women’s rights in the past century. However, advancements in women’s rights have not necessarily meant the advancement of women’s roles in society, particularly the workplace. As equality continues to be sought by women in society, new questions arise on what the exact roles of women must be, and how they can advance from these roles. Although gender roles continue to evolve and progress in society, women are still viewed as inferior in the workplace, which creates a glass ceiling that affects them with issues such as pay, the common view of women’s educational
A woman’s access to education, household wealth, and residency are all important factors in determining the mortality levels of women of various socioeconomic backgrounds. Women’s health is also impacted by gender inequities that exist in many countries and societies. Women and girls are often seen as being socially inferior thus leading to laws and social norms that continue to perpetuate the violence and oppression of women (“Women and Health” 9). Unequal gender-based discrimination in terms of the distribution of income, health care, education, etc. is strongly correlated to poor health and well-being (“Women and Health” 10).
Most women see it as an issue that has risen in prevalence since the time of the revolution and most women claim that they do not feel safe in public spaces. The report provides advice for women in the country of ways to protect themselves from such treatment, citing defenses like knives and other sharp objects. The report, which is printed in accessible infographics, was published before recent legislation passed, so it lacks information regarding who in the legal system can be of
As these advertisements play a huge role in our daily lives, we would expect them to be very close to reality but unfortunately these advertisements are very far from reality. More than half of the world’s population comprises women, this contributes to fact that advertising industry includes a lot of women. Furthermore the women these adverts portray are very unrealistic. The three extremes they portray are as the average house wives, the flawless beautiful women and as the inferior sex symbol. If we look at the average women, she does not spend her whole day to wash clothes and make them stain free and sparkly clean, she does not have a model like figure with a flawless face and she absolutely does not try to look scantily claud to gain attention from the opposite sex.
Setting these standards has caused an enormous number of girls all around the world to despise their flaws; therefore, have a very low self-esteem which leads to portentous physical and mental disorders and illnesses. 2 Although women are the most powerful beings on earth, girls who have a low self-esteem are very fragile. The things you see on social media influence your opinion of yourself; You start to execrate yourself and start to become very insecure. Insecurity is hard to deal with and can be severely perilous. It gradually evolves into depression and depression to self-harm.