Women’s rights around the world is an important indicator to understand global well-being.
Yet, despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from the cultural, political to the economic. For example, women often work more than men, and they are paid less; gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime; and women and girls are often are the ones that suffer the most poverty.
Reading this report about the United Nation’s Women’s Treaty and how a variety of countries have lodged reservations to various parts of it shows we still have a long way to go to achieve universal gender equality.
Gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women’s rights and gender equality should not be underestimated.
After I read this article I felt that the world was still in a position of gender inequality. During these days some women are payed less than men even though they did same amount of work. And there are even some countries where women do not have sufficient right to make decisions. However I can see the hard effort taken by other people to solve these kind of problems. Gender inequality should be solved as soon as possible to mention the importance of women’s rights to children.
More information: http://www.globalissues.org/article/166/womens-rights