Women’s roles continue to change

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Women’s roles continue to change

  1. 1. Women’s Roles Continue to Change
  2. 2. The Times They Are a’Changing! • Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the feminist movement became incredibly powerful. • Women began to demand equality and better pay in jobs. • This concept has swept the globe
  3. 3. Around the World • Famous women have led countries around the world in modern times: ▫ Indira Gandhi from India ▫ Margaret Thatcher in the UK ▫ Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
  4. 4. A Glass Ceiling? • Some women are still discriminated against in the workplace and some companies pay women less than men. • This is referred to as a “glass ceiling.”
  5. 5. Around the World (part 2!) • Many women in Muslim countries but also in other poor countries have been denied educations and abused regularly.
  6. 6. Women’s Rights and the UN • Because of these issues, the UN has had special committees investigate women’s rights and how women are treated around the world. • The UN then investigated other human rights issues.

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