Women’s rights are human rights and these rights are a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
These rights include the right to live free from violence and discrimination and to have the opportunity to be educated, to own property, to vote, and to earn a fair and equal wage. Over the last decade, there has been progress in achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
However, social beliefs still obstruct gender equality in areas like education, politics, and work. Furthermore, Covid-19 pandemic has caused a setback in gender equality.
28 percent think it is justified for a man to beat his wife This shows that many people are still biased towards gender equality and this is due to the social norms and beliefs that still prevail in our world today.
In several cultures and religions, there is a certain perception of women which still can be felt today. It is difficult to break social beliefs because human beings need them and norms to guide their behavior and thoughts.
Just the fact that 28% percent of the world’s population think it is justified for a man to beat his wife shows that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential.
The battle for women’s rights has come a long way since women won the right to vote in the 1920s, but not far enough to ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
According to Hillary Clinton, if women are healthy, educated, free from violence, have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners society, their families will flourish.