womens rights

why should women have equal rights?

Is women equal rights a problem?

Women’s rights around the world is an important indicator to understand global well-being.A major global women’s rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world’s nations a few decades ago.Yet, despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from the cultural, political to the economic. For example, women often work more than men, yet are paid less; gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime; and women and girls are often are the ones that suffer the most poverty.Many may think that women’s rights are only an issue in countries where religion is law, such as many Muslim countries.Gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women’s rights and gender equality should not be underestimated.Men and women should have equal rights in the areas of speech, education, respect and the right to vote. They should be given their rights so that they have the same social, economical and political status as men.It has been a cultural belief of many regions that women exist to be housewives and mothers; these beliefs give women limited roles. They are considered inferior to men in terms of intellect; this has underestimated women's talents leaving them with a 'label of inferiority'. The belief that women are inferior to men is no more a 'label' of inferiority for women; it has also affected their lives and actually made them inferior. These women do not seek to be superior to men, nor do they want to work eight or ten hours a day like men, they only seek to get the right to get educated and to be considered respectable in the society.