The Rights of Women Micah Aquitania

Women's Rights

Definition: the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, the professional fields, etc.

Throughout history, women have fought, spoke out, and rallied together for their rights, not only for “the assurance of equal rights” as said by the New Standard Encyclopedia, but for “the removal of all forms of discrimination against women on the basis of” gender.

Women's rights is an active movement working to achieve many opportunities for girls and women everywhere.


Education was not valued in many countries for women. Often, only women who money to pay were able to attend school.

53% of the world’s out-of-school children are girls and 2/3 of the illiterate people in the world are women.

In the ancient walls of Pompeii, women were often featured holding writing utensils symbolizing as how the girls of that generation were more literate.

The Islamic religion required girls to study in the past, but during the revolution of Iran, education for girls was limited. The cirruculums changed and the schools were separate.

an Islamic girl studies

Malala Yousafzai was a Pakistanian girl who strived for education for girls everywhere.

Malala and Ziauddin co-founded the Malala Fund to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls' education and to empower girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential and to demand change.

One of the world's current goals, unified, is to help every girl and student attend school and graduate.

63 Million girls do not attend school, currently.

Girls with an extra year of education are more likely to have a 20% salary increase.

Exceeding the Job Work and Equal Wage

40% of the of the global workforce is filled with women.

Women make less than their male counterparts in every country on Earth.

In the 21st century, women have taken job positions that those in the 60s would have never considered.

Nurses, teachers, librarians, and social workers are stereotypical jobs that women make.

Women nurses are paid about 14% less than men, although they dominate in that factor.

Ladies around the world are filling in positions that men work in.

Safari Catz

According to, "The highest-paid woman on the ranking is Oracle, co-CEO Safra Catz, who made $57 million last year in special equity awards, annual stock grants, and salary." Female executives are more popular now than before, and more females are striving to fill that position.

On average, a female registered nurse only earns about 90.4% of what a male nurse earns, although they infiltrate about 90% of the nurse workforce.

Women assume job positions usually for men, to earn a higher pay, although it may not be equal.

Women's Suffrage and Women in Politics

The right for women to vote in the U.S, was not popularized until the late 1800s, because of the first official movement led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In general, the idea of women voting was not accepted u till the 20th century, because of pressing matters.

The 19th amendment was finally ratified in 1920, gaining voting rights for American women.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on account of sex.
According to the New Standard Encyclopedia, “A Limited franchise was granted in 1918, complete suffrage in 1928.” in Great Britain.

Sweden, Finland, and many other European countries had granted women voting rights in the 1860s, but they were very limited.

According to, "A woman has never been elected in Latvia, Serbia, Montenegro, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania, Somalia or North Korea."

One of the first women presidents in the world was Isabel Martinez de Peron of Argentina.

Although many change have happened in the past, there is still some women out there struggling to find their place and right in the world. Girls are still prevented from attending schools, and jobs are held off because of discrimination. Hope still will continue to live in many hearts of women, and also men as all try to achieve their own rights. Activity is still active and many continue to press. Let us not ignore the outside happenings, even if we live in a just country. Step out of the bubble you live in and create a change in the world. Provide a new school, work in a place designed for men, exercise your voting rights. These were given not freely, but through the perseverance and vision of many.


Created with images by juliejordanscott - "suffragettes carrying arrows to proudly display prison status" • DFID - UK Department for International Development - "Malala Yousafzai at Girl Summit 2014" • juliejordanscott - "suffragettes edit a bit carrying arrows to proudly display prison status"

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