About Women's Right....

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"Women's Right are human rights".

All of us have some rights toward our parents,our relatives and our family.One of the most important right that we should have to be done is the women's Right.

Women's are the most important part of our society and our life.Without a women,a house and a society cannot be survive.

  • "As our Holy prophet said: paradise are under the feet of mother".

Women's surve very perfectly weather a girl,wife or a mother.She give us full attention,full care at any time.So, we should have fulfill their rights.No society can do any progresss without women.But across the globe many women's and girls still face discriminations on the basis of sex and gender.

  • What are we fighting for?

Let have some look on the right which activists throughout the centuries and today have been fighting for:

  • Women's Suffrage:

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, people began to agitate for the right of women to vote.In 1893, NEW ZEALAND became the first country to give women the right to vote on a national level.This movement grew to spread all around the world 🌍,and thanks to the efforts of everyone involved in this struggle,today women's suffrage is a right under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

"Through research,advocacy and campaingning,Amnesty International pressures the people in power to respect women's rights.

  • History of Women's Right:

However, despite these developments there are still many places around the world 🌍 where it is very difficult for women to exercise the right.

For example; SYRIA:

In syria , women have been effectively cutt off from political engagement, including the ongoing peace process.

In Pakistan, although voting is a constitutional right,in some areas women have been effectively prohibited from voting due to powerful figures in their communities using patriarchal local customs to bar them for going to the polls.

And in Afghanistan, authorities recently decided to introduce mandatory photo screening at polling stations,making voting problematic for women in conservative areas,where most women cover their faces in public.

  • Sexual And Reproductive Rights:

"Everyone should be able to make decisions about their own body".

Every women and girl has sexual and reproductive rights.This means they are entitled to equal access to health services like contraception and safe absorptions,to choose if,when,and who they marry,and to decide if they want to have children and if so how many,when and with who.

Women should be able to live without fear of gender based violence, including rape and other sexual violence, female genital multilation (FMG) ,forced marriage,forced pregnancy, forced absorption,or forced sterilization.

But there's a long way to go until all women can enjoy these rights.

For example,many women and girls around the world 🌍 are still unable to acess safe and legal absorbtions.In several countries, people who want or need to end pregnancies are often forced to make an impossible choice: put their lives at risk or go to jail.

In Argentina,Amnesty International has compaigned alongside grassroots human rights defenders to change the country's strict abortion law.There have been some major steps forward,but women and girls are still being harmed by laws which mean they cannot make choices about their own bodies.

We have also compaigned successfully in Ireland and Nothern Ireland,where abortion was recently descriminated after many decades of lobbying by Amnesty and other right groups.

In Poland,along with more than 200 human and women's rights organisations from across the globe,Amnesty has co-signed a joint statement protesting the ' Stop Abortion'bill.

South Korea has recently seen major advances in sexual and reproductive rights after many years of compaigning by Amnesty and other groups, culminating in a ruling by South Korea's Constitutional Court that orders the government to decriminalize abortion in the country's highly restrictive abortion laws by the end of 2020.

In Burkina Faso,Amnesty International has supported women and girls in their fight against forced marriage,which affects a huge number of girls especially in rural area.

And in Sierra Leone, Amnesty International has been working with local communities as part of our Human Rights Education Programme, which focuses on a number of human rights issues, including female genital multilation.

In Zimbabwe,we found that women and girls were left venerable to unwanted pregnancies and a higher risk of HIV infection because of widespread confusion around sexual consent and access to sexual health services.This meant that girls would face descrimination,the risk of child, marriage, economic hardship and barriers to education.

In Jordan, Amnesty International has urged authorities to stop colluding with an abusive male"guardianship" system which controls women's lives and limits their personal freedoms, including detaining women accused of leaving home without permission or having sex outside marriage and subjecting them to humiliating"virginity tests".

  • Freedom of Movement:

Freedom of movement is the right to move around freely as we please_not just within the country we live in,but also to visit others.But many women face real challenges when it comes to this.They may not be allowed to have their own passports,or they might have to seek permission from a male guardian in order to travel.

For example, recently in Saudi Arabia there has been a successful campaign to allow women to drive,which had previously been banned 🚫 for many deacdes.But despite this landmark gain,the authorities continue to persecute and detain many women's rights activists,simply for peacefully advocating for their rights.


When looking at women's rights it's helpful to have an understanding of feminism.At its core, feminism is the belief that women are entitled to political, economic,and social equality.Feminism is committed to ensuring women can fully enjoy their rights on an equal footing with men.

  • Intersectional Feminism:

Intersectional Feminism is the idea that all of the reasons someone might be descriminated against, including race,gender, sexual orientation,gender Identity, economic class,and disability,among others,overlap and intersect with each other.One way of understanding this would be to look at how this might apply in a real world 🌍 setting,such as Dominica,where our research has shown that women sex workers,who are often people of colour,or transgender,or both,suffer torture and persecution by the police.


Gender Inequality:

Gender Inequality could include;

  • Gender-Based Violence:-

Gender- based violence is when violent acts are committed against women and LGBTI people on the basis of their orientation,gender identity,or sex characteristics.Gender based violence happens to women and girls in disproportionate numbers.

Women and girls in conflict are especially at risk from violence,and throughout history sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war.

Globally,on average 30% of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence committed against them by their partner.Women are more likely to be victims of sexual assault including rape,and are more likely to be the victims of so-called "honour crimes".

  • Sexual Violence and Harassment:

Sexual Harassment means any unwelcome sexual behavior.This could be physical conduct and advances, demanding or requesting sexual favours or using inappropriate sexual language.

Sexual violence is when someone is physically sexual assaulted.Although men and a boys can also be victims of sexual violence,it is women and girls who are overwhelming affected.

  • Workplace Descrimination:

Often, women are the subject of gender based descrimination in the workplace.One way of illustrating this is to look at the gender pay gap.Equal pay for the same work is a human right,but time and again women are denied access to a fair and equal wage.


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Descrimination against Women (CEDAW)(1979) is a key international treaty addressing gender-based descrimination and providing specific protections for women's rights.

"Over 180 states have ratified the convention".


It might seem like an obvious point,but we cannot have a free and equal society until everyone is free and equal.Until women enjoy the same rights as men,this inequality is everyone's problem.

  • We are stronger when we work together........

Although grassroots movements have done so much to effect change,when everyone comes together to support women's rights we can be so much stronger.By working alongside individual activists and campaigners on the ground as well as running our own targeted campaigns, movements such as Amnesty International can form a formidable vanguard in the fight for women's rights.

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I dont think any religion has given women the rights the way Islam has! There is no need for woman march. If we simply follow are religion we will get what we want.

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Women have rights too. Feminism is power.

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