Human Rights and Inequality
Women in Political Power
What are Human Rights?
Although humans are born with rights, it is not true that males and females are absolutely treated equal in the work field, or in society.
Women in Parliament
Among 189 countries around the world, only three countries have a population of 50% or greater of females in the Lower, or Single House. Also, only 74 of these countries have women in their Upper House, or Senate, none of which have greater than 50% that are female. In Canada alone, 25.1% of those in the Lower House and 39.6% in Senate are women. ("Women in Parliaments: World Classification"). Gender inequality exists throughout the world among societies in the home, in the workplace, and in media, but what some people may not notice is the lack of women in political power. A lack of women in parliament is an example of injustice, that discourages all girls to think that they are inferior to men, prevents people from gaining different perspectives, experiences, and approaches, and encourages the idea that men are better leaders than females.