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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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, ...

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Added: 12/29/2003 04:07:33 AM
Category: Social Issues
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