Gender equality is a fundamental human right. It is the principle that all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights, regardless of their sex, race, religion or any other status. As a result, everyone deserves to be treated as an individual with equal opportunities for education, employment and participation in public life. However, women still face gender-based discrimination around the world – from cultural practices such as female genital mutilation to unequal pay at work – which shows us that we still have a long way to go before achieving true equality.
A quick Google search will yield a plethora of information on women’s rights. How much do you know about them? Women have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, yet still face discrimination in many different forms today.
Women are discriminated against in so many different ways. They’re not given the same pay as men, they deal with sexual assault and harassment on a frequent basis, some women can’t get healthcare or education because of their gender, girls were married off at young ages to older men who sometimes abuse them when no one is looking but that’s just scratching the surface too! There is also female genital mutilation which still happens even though it has been outlawed worldwide since 1997 (5 years), lack of representation for females in positions like politics and law enforcement where they don’t have any say over what goes on around them including being trafficked into prostitution by those people elected representatives put charge of enforcing said laws – all because we think they cannot make decisions about other people.