Women’s rights


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Women’s rights

  1. 1. Women’s Rights <br />Ananda Fcachenco<br />
  2. 2. Women gained legal rights in the 19th century, in the United States, Canada, and many other countries.<br />Women have, historically, held less economic and political power compared to men.<br />One of the turning points in the women's rights movement occurred when voting rights became widespread in western Europe and North American democracies.<br />Women’s Rights<br />
  3. 3. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women are treated as minors culturally (if not legally) , with little or no rights to manage or inherit properties.<br />In Saudia-Arabia most women are not allowed to drive or obtain properties.<br />Africa and Saudia-Arabia<br />
  4. 4. Femicide is the killing of only women by their partners or husbands.<br />Intimate Femicide is the killing of only of women by a husband, boyfriend, or other close male associate.<br />Femicide on the Rise<br />
  5. 5. South Africa has the highest rate of murder of women by domestic partners and husbands in the world.<br />In the last policy brief released by the Medical research Council (MRC) in 2004, it was revealed that in South Africa a woman is killed by her intimate partner every 6 hours.<br />Femicide<br />
  6. 6. The term feminism means advocacy for the well-being of women in both theoretical and political ways.<br />Feminism and Race<br />
  7. 7. American Feminists refer to their history as comprising three waves. <br />First wave [1790-1920] – when feminism overtly excluded women of color.<br />Second Wave [1950-1980] addresses social division among women based on race.<br />And the third wave [after 1980] remains credible as a movement for all women.<br />History of Feminism<br />
  8. 8. Nigeria is the country that has least improved. Having 46% less equality and 0% change.<br />Mexico has improved the most. Having 87% more equality and 5% less.<br />Increasing Equality for Women<br />
  9. 9. To raise awareness to the world about Women’s Rights, I would make a TV commercial, and interview elderly women, then younger women to see how it has changed overtime, and ask their opinions to what we should do to help this issue.<br />Raise Awareness<br />
  10. 10. “Women’s Rights.” Global Issues in Context. Online Collection. Detroit : Gale. 2010 Global Issues in Context. Web. 4 May 2010.<br />“Femicide on the Rise.” Daily News [South Africa] 25 July 2007. Global Issues in Context. Web. 4 May 2010.<br />“Feminism and Race.” Encyclopedia of Race and racism. Ed. John Moore. Vol. 1. Detroit : MacMIllan Reference USA, 2008. 470-473. Global Issues in Context. Web 8 May 2010.<br />Source Citation<br />
  11. 11. “Increasing Equality for Women.” Global Issue in Context. Online collection. Detroit : Gale. Global Issues in Context. Web. 9 May 2010.<br />Source Citations.<br />