Do still women need to fight for their rights
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Considering the statement he said " do they still need to fight?" .
I will take the position as Pro , stating that the effort to fight for women's rights is a much needed process and should continue on. While, I will admit that great strides have been made in various parts of the world.
Women are entitled to equal enjoyment and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms that include among others:
The right to life; (A)
The right to equality; (B)
The right to liberty and security of person; (C)
The right to equal protection under the law;
The right to be free from all forms of discrimination;
The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health;
The right to just and favorable conditions of work;
The right not to be subjected to torture, or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
(UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993)
I will start by summarizing my arguments:
1. Women rights are not universally accepted, contrary to popular belief( Information gained from the BBC).
2.Historical accounts, news articles of consequences prove women have absurd conditions.
(1). In the country of Chad, women may not vote. In addition, it is legal for women to be arranged in marriages without their consent. Saudi Arabia does not allow women to drive. The Vatican city also does not allow women to vote. These are just a few of the legislative acts placed against women.
In addition, I will name a country that has been openly condemned for violating one of the above mentioned edicts.
A. In the eastern DRC, a war that claimed more than 3 million lives has ignited again, with women on the front line. Rapes are so brutal and systematic that UN investigators have called them unprecedented. Many victims die; others are infected with HIV and left to look after children alone. Foraging for food and water exposes women to yet more violence.
B.The U.S.-led invasion to "liberate" Iraq from Saddam Hussein has imprisoned women in an inferno of sectarian violence that targets women and girls. The literacy rate, once the highest in the Arab world, is now among the lowest as families fear risking kidnapping and rape by sending girls to school. Women who once went out to work stay home. Meanwhile, more than 1 million women have been displaced from their homes, and millions more are unable to earn enough to eat.
C. While Sudanese women have made strides under reformed laws, the plight of those in Darfur, in western Sudan, has worsened. Abduction, rape or forced displacement have destroyed more than 1 million women's lives since 2003. The janjaweed militias have used systematic rape as a demographic weapon, but access to justice is almost impossible for the female victims of violence.
Consider this entry from a writer
" Amina Filali was a 16-year-old girl from Larache, Morocco who committed suicide by taking rat poison in 2012 after she was forced to marry her rapist. According to Article 475 of Moroccan law, the rapist was allowed to avoid prosecution by marrying his victim. This incident drew much attention to Moroccan law, and many people expressed a desire to have the law changed.Local human rights groups also called for the repeal of Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code which allowed the rapist to escape justice by marrying his victim. Two years after the suicide, the parliament decided to repeal Article 475; it was repealed in 2014. "
Overall some countries seem to oppress women in some of the most hostile ways. If we stop talking about it, then we might forget about what we are fighting for. This is just some of the ideals behind fighting for womens rights around the globe.I won't give you the entire account;however, I will allow a counter to my previously mentioned points.
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