WHY MUST WE STAND UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS?
It may seem obvious to say that winners’ rights are human rights, but in real life the situation is different. Women’s rights are systematically violated in all societies.
According to the UN, “equality and women’s and girls’ rights are not just an end in themselves, but a key to sustainable development, economic growth and peace and security”. Research also shows that society becomes better for everyone when women’s rights are upheld and equality exists.
Working together produces better results
While so much has been done to bring about change, especially when everyone comes together to support women’s rights, we can be so much stronger if we continue to work together.
Forming organizations helps us achieve better results. ADI helps to form women’s organizations and other organizations that want to work for equality. By organizing ourselves, we can better change laws in different countries, better help individual women and change society’s view of equality and women’s rights.
Women’s rights are human rights
All people have rights. These rights include the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest possible standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to participate in voting; and to earn equal pay for equal work.
But all over the world, many women and girls still face discrimination because of their gender identity. Gender inequality is at the root of many problems that disproportionately affect the lives of women and girls, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, lower wages, lack of access to education and inadequate health care.
For many years, women’s rights movements have fought hard to address this inequality, campaigning to change laws or taking to the streets to demand that their rights be respected. And new movements have flourished in the digital age, such as the #MeToo campaign highlighting the prevalence of gender-based violence and sexual harassment in many industrialized countries.
In many developing countries and underdeveloped countries, the situation for many women is difficult. They are not allowed to organize and if they protest they are imprisoned. The Middle East is one of the areas where women have the hardest time.
ADI works daily to help women form their own organizations, get those in power and governments to change laws and together with others we work to change societal cultures.
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