The Fight For Gender Equality Essay

1662 Words May 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Women’s rights activist and nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai said, “Why should we be silent? Why don’t we speak up for our rights? Why don’t we tell the world what is happening?" (News)
"Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men, nowhere. The fight for gender equality is global, we are still living in a time period where the most impoverished and disadvantaged people in the world are, without question, women and girls. The light and the potential of women and girls in the world today is being blocked. Enough is enough. We have to close this gap, and we have to make a concerted, focused effort and that requires speaking directly to the global leaders who have the power to make change.” ("Celebrities Urge World Leaders to Fight for Girls and Women.")
In every single way, socially, economically and politically, life is much harder for girls and women in the poorest countries compared with their female counterparts in the developed world and their male counterparts in the developing world. (Poverty Is Sexist) In the past 50 years, there have been many advances towards gender equality in Europe and America, but in the Middle East and Asia culture as well as religion are holding back basic human rights from women. Throughout their lives, most women in the middle east are far more closely tied to the household and the family than their husbands, fathers, or brothers. While men 's lives focus on going to work and going to the mosque, women 's lives generally…

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