According to a United Nations 2009 report on women’s rights, the global community has failed to attain its objective of empowering women and attaining gender equality between men and female and that only 10 out of 180 member countries had attained some response. In the report it is pointed that women continue to be undermined and deprived of fundamental rights and freedoms as most countries have failed to impose measures.
Women issues around the globe are a vital gauge of understanding world welfare it can be seen all around the world that countries which discriminate on women are usually the least developed for example the Afghanistan while countries that seek to empower women for example Sweden, US and Norway are usually very developed. The U.S though developed and seeking to empower women in the last three decades, little progress can be said to have been achieved. Women in the U.S are still regard lowly citizens as compared to their male counterparts in almost all dimensions of the society.
In politics itself women are not regarded as serious contenders and many do think that they should leave politics to men whom they view as strong leaders of the society. The result of this discrimination is clearly seen in the ratio of male to female persons in government. This too has resulted in gender issues in government lacking representation. At domestic levels women are not spared either. Statistics have shown in the recent gender violence among women has increased. Although their stiff penalties for this type of behavior, not much has changed in fact, many women are not reporting such incidences since there are long lasting solutions to curb this menace.
The reproduction health is also another issue that has sparked debate for a very long time. Women cannot determine choices about their reproductive health unless with permission from authorized sources which is rather wanting as this means that women cannot decide on what is good or bad for themselves. Economically women still lag behind men. Most prosperous companies around the country are owned and run my males. This is so because their many hurdles that are thrown on a woman path once she decides to start up her own company for example, societies do not support such kind of women as they believe that they are abounding their family chores for materialistic gains. Many other women find themselves being asked for sexual favors by people in order for certain business deals to be met. In the end women shy away from business ventures and resign to mare docile carriers.
Recent studied have also indicated that women earn less than men for the same kind of labor or services rendered. This is due to the belief that men are providers of the society and their input or output is quite vital to the well being if the society as compared to the value of a females work. Women suffer quietly with the motive to be authentic and to be recognized for who they really are. Issues revolving female sexuality, sexuality identity and women’s sex lives from childhood through menopause and old age. Change in this trend begins with women. Most women are trapped by old ideas and are adamant to try something new. Women should get organized and tackle the clutter and clean up this act of gender inequality.