WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
As the now-famous saying goes, “women’s rights are human rights.” That is to say,
‘women are entitled to all of these rights, yet almost everywhere around the world, women and girls are still denied them, often simply because of their gender.’
Women are girls are leaders, change-makers, caretakers, and peacekeepers.
But why they have an opposing power of society. To date, women and girls are still forced to fight for their rights.
WHAT DOES WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS CONSIST OF?
Winning rights for women is about more than giving opportunities to any individual woman or girl.
✨Changing how countries and communities work
✨Changing laws and policies
✨Winning hearts and minds
✨Investing in strong women’s organizations and movements
UN’s PERSPECTIVE ON, WHAT CONSTITUTES WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS?
Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago.
These rights include:
The right to live free from-
The right to-
✨Earn a fair and equal wage
🌼How much progress we have achieved?
🌼How much work remains?
🌼How can you be a part of to fight for equal rights?
We need to look at the journey of women’s human rights.
JOURNEY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS
I. WOMEN FIGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FROM CENTURIES
➡ 400BC, Greece- Agnofice defies norms to practice gynecology.
➡ 1691, MEXICO- Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz defends women’s education.
II. WATERSHED MOMENT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS
➡1848, UNITED STATES- The Declaration of Sentiments is signed at the Seneca falls convention.
(Where women activists publically petitioned for their civil, social, political, and religious rights.)
➡ 1893, NEW ZEALAND- Women are granted the right to vote.
III. IN 20th CENTURY
➡ 1911, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, and SWITZERLAND- First International Women’s Day is marked in Europe.
➡ 1927, INDIA- The All India Women’s Conference convenes for the first time.
➡ 1951, UNITED KINGDOM- Rosalind Franklin lights the way to the double helix theory. (innovation)
IV. FORMATION OF UNITED NATIONS, 1948
➡ 1964- The establishment of the commission on the status of women.
➡ 1975- The first World Conference on women.
➡ 1979- CEDAW: the “international women’s bill of rights”.
➡ 2010- The establishment of UN Women.
In the subsequent decades just as the women were taking strong positions in government, women activists stood tall at the worldwide level by becoming powerful symbols of feminist resistance and social change.
V. MOMENTUM CAME TO A CLIMAX
➡ 1995, CHINA- The UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women held in Bejing.
(189 countries and 17,000 participants)
Providing a visionary agenda for women and girls’ rights.
VI. 21st CENTURY
With arise of the digital world, social media emerges as a crucial tool to galvanize populations in divide against injustice.
Single woman’s voice is now louder than ever.
Grassroots activities trigger social movements online and offline, from cities to villages, inspiring the future generation of women and girl leaders.
Due to the relentless campaigning, these movements(#MeToo) have generated change in policies which bought a huge shift towards international attitude and practice towards equal rights ( decriminalization of homosexuality).
VII. WHERE ARE WE NOW?
A quarter-century after the Beijing declaration, women and men are mobilized together to overcome the remaining obstacles to GENDER EQUALITY.
We must fight for:
✨An end to gender-based violence
✨Access to health care
✨Equal participation in political life
THE INK ISN’T DRY, BE A PART OF GENERATION EQUALITY.