Women's Rights In Afghanistan, China And Iran



Although women in much of the world have gained significant legal rights, many people believe that women still do not have the complete equality with men.
The phrase “women’s rights” refers to the basic human rights that are withheld from women simply because they are women (Tansey1). Women’s rights guarantee that women will not face discrimination on the basis of their sex. Throughout much of the history of Western civilization, deep-seated cultural beliefs allowed women only limited roles in society.
The status of women’s rights today varies dramatically in different countries and, in some cases, among groups within the same country, such as ethnic groups or economic classes. Women ...

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economic status. Women today constitute nearly 10 percent of the worlds poor, despite international efforts to compensate women and men equally in the workplace (Bender 69). While women made up about 32 percent of the worlds labor force in 1990, the percentage of women in positions to make important decisions was far lower (Bender 69). In the mid-1990’s, women held only 8 percent of top managerial positions in the U.S. corporations (Bender 69). Women comprised only 1 percent of executives in the 1000 largest corporations outside the United States (Bender 69).
Women remain at a distinct disadvantage in education as well. While primary school enrollment for girls now roughly equals that of boys, women constitute about two-thirds of the worlds one billion illiterate adults (Microsoft 3). Of the more than 100 million children who drop out of school before completing the fourth grade, two-thirds are girls (Microsoft 3). On the other hand, women are entering colleges and universities in ...

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