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Women’s rights cst pp

  1. 1. Women’s Rights Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  2. 2. 1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person  All people are sacred, made in the image and likeness of God. ◦ Despite race, age, disability, lack of success, GENDER, etc.  In many countries, women are treated as objects rather than as people. This violates a women’s Right to Life and Dignity. ◦ For example, women around the world are forced into the slave trade as prostitutes against their will. At this time, women are not able to be seen as sacred.
  3. 3. Modern Day Form of Slavery  Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor; a modern-day form of slavery. All women, including children, are forced into prostitution as early as the age of 10.
  4. 4. It’s Really Happening Taken is a movie relating to the modern day human trafficking and slave trade of women. A young girl travels to Paris with a friend, and the two girls are forced into prostitution. Although the movie is based on a “true story”, the events that take place in the film are really happening to women around the world.
  5. 5. 2. Rights and Responsibilities  People have a fundamental right to life, food, shelter, health care, education and employment. All people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.  For example, many women, young and old, are forced into marriages-- which is a decision that affects their life. ◦ Women and girls are regularly wed against their will in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ◦ Human rights experts tell of fathers threatening to murder daughters who wouldn't agree to a union, and parents claiming they'd commit suicide if a girl didn't give in.
  6. 6. A Child Bride In India and other countries, parents marry off girls as young as eight
  7. 7. Women Forced into Arranged Marriages  For many young women around the world, marriage isn't a joy but a living nightmare—one created by their own families. The stories are shocking: Last February, when a 23-year-old Turkish woman divorced the man her parents forced her to wed, her brother shot her in the head three times.
  8. 8. 3. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers  People have a right to decent and productive work, fair wages, private property and economic initiative.  For example, even though a law has been promoted to protect Chinese women’s rights, Chinese women are still discriminated. It's hard for women to get jobs even if they have degrees. Most good jobs are open only to men. Women aren't offered many nice jobs that pay fair.

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