2. Women’s Human Rights
Global Fund for Women has a long history of supporting women who are disrupting the
status quo and building powerful social movements for women’s rights. From creating secret
schools for girls in Afghanistan to launching the first-ever women’s fund in Mexico to get
more money to grassroots women’s groups, meet five bold women driving real change in
their communities, countries, and around the world. Five disruptors taking risks for bigger
gains for women’s human rights. What are your ideas for bigger gains for gender equality?
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What are women’s 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 violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote;
and to earn a fair and equal wage.
● Provide women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent
● Representation in political and economic decision-making.
4. What meant by women abuse?
Woman abuse is any use of psychological, physical or sexual force, actual or
threatened, in an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships include a current or
former spouse, and an intimate, or dating partner. Violence is used to intimidate,
humiliate or frighten victims, or to make them feel powerless.
5. Women trafficking
Trafficking in persons is an increasing problem that involves both sexual
exploitation and labor exploitation of its victims. Trafficking affects all regions and
the majority of countries in the world. Both men and women may be victims of
trafficking, but the primary victims worldwide are women and girls, the majority of
whom are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
6. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she
became an advocate for girls' education, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a
death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she
was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on
the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.
In 2014, she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to
receive the Nobel Peace Prize.