Women Are Still Fighting For Equal Rights

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“Women’s empowerment results from a process where women can freely analyze, develop, and voice their needs and interests without them being predefined or unwillingly imposed by religion, government, or social norms and where their influence and control extends women’s familial/kinship circles” (Haghighat, par.6). There is an ongoing fight for women’s rights everywhere around the world. Men have been getting more power than women such as economic and political power and their rights are not limited as women rights are. There are not any limits with men whereas women are limited to many things. “When voting rights were given to women in the late 1800’s to 1920 it was a decisive moment in the women’s right movement in western Europe and North American democracies” (“Women’s rights”).”Women’s rights groups in the second half of the twentieth century focused on greater legal equality in terms of wages and credit, reproductive rights, family law, and education” (“Women’s rights”). Women’s rights are limited to them and it’s time to give women more rights to have equality because women should have equality in every aspect of their lives. They are unable to have self empowerment due to the rights not given to them. Empowerment is increasing spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals or communities. It is about achieving your goals to the best of your ability with your potential. There seems to be a question of what resources are given to women in the Middle East and North Africa for them to have social change and be given the rights that they declare. Based upon their age, sexual orientation, class, religion, ethnicity, and race this identifies someone’s social status which results in the ge... ... middle of paper ... ...OTHER NAMIBIA)." Sister Namibia 19.5-6 (2007): S4+. Global Issues In Context. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Haghighat, Elhum. "Social status and change: the question of access to resources and women's empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa." Journal of International Women's Studies 14.1 (2013): 273+. Global Issues In Context. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Hossain, Kamrul. "In search of equality: marriage related laws for Muslim women in Bangladesh." Journal of International Women's Studies 5.1 (2003): 96+. Global Issues In Context "Report: The Women in the Middle East Workplace 2011 - Survey." National Council for Research on Women. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. "Women's Rights Are Human Rights." Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. K. Lerner, Brenda Lerner, and Adrienne Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 92-94. Global Issues In Context. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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