Over the past two and a half years, I 've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women in my own country and around the world” (Clinton). The Women’s rights battle is an important topic for Clinton. She was able to see, first hand, mothers fighting for healthcare, education, food, and safer housing and town for themselves and their children. By adding her own experience and knowledge on top of the heartbreaking facts and struggles of women makes this speech even more
With women additionally maintaining their households in addition to working full time jobs, women were able to greatly show their impact on the Great Depression through their hard work and dedication, as well as prove that they were just as capable as men in providing for their families. To begin with, women had to start makin... ... middle of paper ... ...s fair to say that they were successful. Not only were women able to unify more in protests by performing sit-ins, women were also being addressed at a national level, thus pushing their movement and recognition for equality even further. In conclusion, despite the fact that women were considered to be exclusively housewives and sympathizers for their men, women during the Great Depression were able to show that they were capable of doing what men could in showing they did better than men in academics and showing that they were able to equally work in labor jobs, ultimately being one of the major factors in pushing their movement for equality through their contributions in both the household and in the work industry, creating the first real steps toward women achieving equilibrium with men in both the household lifestyle and in the public working conditions at work.
B. Organizations of this kind in the UK believe they are capable of stopping violence and creating a better world. But violence in women seems to have been forgotten (it causes more deaths in women than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war). That’s the reason why numerous organizations in the UK focus on helping women worldwide with diverse kinds of programs. The UK organizations develop programs to deal with women’s inequality in the planet’s poorest places to show them to make decisions in their own life for them, for their families, community and eventually to lend a hand to other women with the same problems.
Girl Scouts was founded over a century ago, and ever since then, the organization has been helping people out in several different ways. During World War I, girls were doing all sorts of services for their country. They sewed for Red Cross, volunteered at railroad stations and hosp... ... middle of paper ... ...rance ceremonies for those who died. The girls were also making a strong impact on people outside of the United States. They donated money to the Afghani children when the war in the Middle East began (Girl Scout Timeline 4).
On September 5th 1995, the United Nations held its fourth World Conference on Women. In attendance were some of the world 's most prominent women, including Hilary Clinton. During the conference, Clinton gave a speech addressing all of the good women have done and the accomplishments of the last few years. But continuing on in the speech, she begins to address the wrongs that still need to be righted. “At this very moment, as we sit here, women around the world are giving birth, raising children, cooking meals, washing clothes, cleaning houses, planting crops, working on assembly lines, running companies, and running countries…They are being denied the right to go to school be their own fathers and brothers.
In the years after this genocide, women came together to run the country and gain more rights, the country had to stabilize it’s government and unite to fight the many issues including mass refuge displacement, water scarcity, and poverty. People had to work together despite their racial prejudices and unite in the movement to repair Rwanda.
Feminists are constantly trying to decrease the wage gap with activism. Women are more educated now than they have ever been, but even women who are university graduates are earning less than men. Frenette and Coulombe reached the conclusion that this was often due to their degrees being in gendered fields of study, such as the arts and humanities (as cited in Gaszo, 2010, p. 224) Women also tend to work in fields associated with lower pay, which includes service and sales work (Gaszo, 2010). In the garment industry, women, especially immigrants and women who work at home, are routinely taken advantage of by companies such as Wal-Mart and paid far too little (Ng, 2006). Racism and discrimination along the lines of ability and age also contribute to poverty in women.
Increasing production will enab... ... middle of paper ... ...as entitled 80,000 women to become apart of local councils. The Hunger Project has ensured that their voices are heard and acknowledged. The Hunger Project plans on extending the Women’s Leader Workshop to other countries (Empowering Women as Key Agents). According to Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” In Sub-Saharan Africa, 33 million primary school-aged children do not attend school (Achieve In Africa). Education is not only vital for creating a healthier community, but it also teaches the children how to solve problems (Asante Africa).
However, for every issue a poor woman faces, there are solutions. A huge obstacle affecting women in many countries is legal impediments involving property and land possession. There is a growing interest among women to become financially stable, and one of the best ways to achieve this is to become an entrepreneur or own land. Bill Clinton famously said, “Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work and produce 50 percent of the food, yet only earn 10 percent of the income and 1% of the property” (Corporations, NGOs, and Foundations). Compared to men, women have weaker property and land-ownership rights.
Secondly, the American Revolution impacted every aspect of European American women's lives. Although they were not yet formally recognized in politics during that time, their lives still changed tremendously as they faced a revolution which encompassed social, domestic, and political issues. While their husbands were off to war, American women continued to take care of their homes and families while taking on much of the “men's work” as well, including looking after the farms. The men who were lucky enough to return home from the war came back mangled with severe injuries and illnesses. “Some women managed to address their loneliness and anxi... ... middle of paper ... ... that “the history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man towards women, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her” (Block, Alexander, Norton, 142).