“The girl child” is one of the critical areas of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action; girls’ rights are codified within the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and include non-discrimination, protection from harm and abuse, and full participation in family, social, and cultural life.
“The girl child” is one of the critical areas of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action; girls' rights are codified within the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and include non-discrimination, protection from harm and abuse, and full participation in family, social, and cultural life.
The women's suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once.Feb 23, 2021
Pakistani women were granted the suffrage in 1947, and they were reaffirmed the right to vote in national elections in 1956 under the interim Constitution. The 1961 Muslim Family Law Ordinance, which regulated marriage, divorce, and polygamy continues to have a significant legal impact on the women of Pakistan.
Here are the 12 women who changed the world
- Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)
- Anne Frank (1929 – 1945)
- Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
- Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603)
- Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796)
- Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883)
- Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005)
- Malala Yousafzai (1997 - Present)
The way you speak to women is the first sign of respect. This means you need to treat the things that she says as important, and not belittle them. Avoid insults, making fun of her, or dismissing what she has to say. Instead, consider it important and take an interest in learning something new from her.Feb 9, 2016
Seven reasons we still need to fight for women's human rights
- Women weren't even people, legally speaking.
- Married women were the same legal person… as their husband.
- Women had to fight really hard for the right to vote.
- Women still don't have access to education.
The 1848 Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention marked the beginning of the women's rights movement in the United States. The women's right movement grew into a cohesive network of individuals who were committed to changing society. After the Civil War national woman's suffrage organizations were formed.Feb 26, 2015
Know your rights: 10 laws that protect women and their rights
- The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.
- Special Marriage Act, 1954.
- Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
- Indian Divorce Act, 1969.
- Maternity Benefit Act,1861.
- Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act,1971.
Here are eight different ways you can help us support women's movements across the globe and ensure the rights of all women are respected, valued and realised.
- Raise your voice.
- Start a fundraiser.
- Attend marches and protests.
- Donate to women's movements and organisations.
- Shop smartly.
- Challenge events.