Lack Of Women's Rights

By: Simran, Jasmine and Afridi


For years, women have been treated less than men. They were refused to access education, jobs, etc. They were expected to be in labour force until they were married. Women around the world lived in poverty simply because they were women. Women were treated badly during 1814-1914 but it still goes on in places today.


In lots of areas around the world, women have to work in poor working environments with very low earnings compared to men. While men already had their rights, women had to work for them. This may have taken years of hard work, but now they are almost if not completely equal as men. Women's rights are just as important as men's rights.


Women such as Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby and Louise McKinney were the leaders of the female activists. They fought for female rights to access voting, education, and basic rights. Agnes Macphail was the first woman to get voted into the House of Commons in 1921. This was the first year women were allowed to vote except in Quebec which was in 1940. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. These women are just come of the many women to support the change in Canada.


Women's rights as an issue happened and still happens all around the world. Some countries that still treat women poorly are:
  • Iraq
  • Nepal
  • Sudan
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Afghanistan


This issue happened around 1814-1914 for Canada. On January 1914, in the Mock Theater women were granted their rights. In 1918, women were allowed to vote (in a Sporadic Fashion; fashion industry). This was all except for the province of Quebec, where women were granted the right to vote in 1940.


In conclusion, women fought for their rights. It was a long and difficult battle and there were several challenging factors and society that they had to face. When they finally got their rights many doors opened and changed many lives.