- Human Rights
- Crimes against Humanity /wars, the holocaust, etc..
- Women's rights/ fight for gender equality
- Children's rights
- Minorities' rights
- Civil Rights Movements + C.R. leaders
- Nobel Peace Prize laureates
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
torture, intimidation, war ...
Female Genital Mutilation
Ending Female Genital Cutting in Guinea
Breaking the Silence
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
Women in Islam.
Eliminating discrimination against women in order to end gender-based violence
* inter-parliamentary union
«The Inter-Parliamentary Union calls upon governments, parliaments and non-governmental organizations to organize activities to promote public awareness of the problem of violence against women, including on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is observed on 25 November each year» - IPU * resolution, 114th Assembly, 12 May 2006
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
correction of (posted) texts on WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Olga K., 12.º E - Nov. 28
Women in Islam.
In my work I will talk about the (no article) Women in Islam. They say that the men X (word needed: something to 'define' these men) have authority over women because Allah has made one superior to another, which does not allow equality between men and women. Because here man is above the women due to his intellectual superiority.
And here we can see some ways that (ww) a woman is treated. The parent (father?) may consent to give his daughter in marriage without her permission, because she has no choice. An (wrong form of the indefinite article) marriage contact (ww) that (extra word) says “The right to sexual pleasure belongs to the man, not the woman, this means that man has the right to force the woman to gratify himself sexually”. The man can marry up to four free women at the same time, and can divorce and marry one of them with a fifth (confusing, not logical), since they do not keep more than four wives at one time. If a man buys a slave girl, the purchase contract includes his right to have sex with her. This contract is primarily to own her and secondarily to enjoy her sexually. In education women has (w. verb form) been negated (wrong word) to express her (w. determiner) opinion and should remain silent in the (no article) churches.
The system of divorce (preferably with the possesive case) in Islam is the fairest there. If the couple decides to separate, the husband files for divorce saying "I want a divorce." And then they get divorced. Must be something good in all things but it seems that women do not stop suffering. Completed the work (not a very adequate expression .. ) I can say that having different rights and laws, is not why to have a good life. (??? what do you mean?)
Ellie Marly, 12.º E - Nov. 27.
I think that, women are subjected to violence of all forms and at any time. No matter where, either at home by her (ww=wrong word) husbandX (missing ending), at work, on the street (?how?) before the company (what do you mean? please restructure this) ... ... ... the truth is that the woman is deprived X (of what?) and broken down almost everything (wrong structure: makes it impossible to understand what you mean..) and this comes from a long time, mainly because of traditions. But this is a sad thing and is shamefull (wrong spelling) cause (too informal for the type of text! and the spelling should be 'cause) the (no article!) rights are for everyone, women and men, and this have to finish. We deserve better, let us be (wrong idea: what you meant to say was precisely the opposite!!) mistreated by men.
Women and violence
Women and violence
I think that women are subjected to violence of all forms and at any time. No matter where, either at home by their husbands, (sometimes even their children..) or at work by their bosses, who often harass them sexually.
The truth is that in some countries the woman is deprived of all kinds of rights, namely the one to demand justice and fair laws. They are frequently broken down in their dignity or their free will and even their lives are put at stake if they don't "play by the rules". Violence against women has been happening for too long, mainly because of chauvinist or religious traditions, but also due to ineffective laws.It is a sad thing and it is shameful. Rights are for everyone, women and men, and this has to finish. Women deserve better, let us refuse being mistreated by men. Let's raise our voices and cry out loud: ENOUGH!
André Gonçalves, 12ºD – 26 Nov:
In past times women were treated like inferior beings. When I say past times I’m referring to the 20th century and before, but even today they don’t have the same rights as men does. In the world of businesses, women were always chosed after men because of their supposed lack of strenght or intelligence. Nothing more wrong, women should be treated the same way men are and should have the same opportunities.
In politics the majority of the governments are ruled by men, and the most of them doesn't care about the people but only about money and power. The ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 garanteed the right to women to vote, which was a first step to change that ('that'.. what?). It has passed almost 100 years, but women are rising by creating and participating in revolutionary movements, protesting against their rights.
In past times women were treated like inferior beings. When I say past times I’m referring to the 20th century and before, but even today they don’t have the same rights as men do. In the world of business, women have always been chosen after men because of their supposed lack of strength or intelligence. Nothing more wrong, women should be treated the same way men are and should have the same opportunities.
In politics the majority of the countries are ruled by men, and most of them don't care about the people but only about money and power. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920) guaranteed women’s right to vote, which was a first step to correct an injustice. Almost 100 years have passed, but women are still rising by creating and participating in revolutionary movements, protesting against their discrimination.
Francisco, 12ºE – 25 Nov:
Let’s talk about women’s rights in Africa. The genital cutting is a cultural tradition in almost all African countries that is done with the purpose of making the women feel any pleasure in sexual activities and don’t be unfaithful and they are also submitted to a “virginity test”.
That kind of behavior are disappearing and being less common beside that are considered crimes and are punished with some time in prison.
There are laws that passed that do not necessarily have any impact on the lives of people. I imagine this will be one of those.
In Guinea, for example, female genital cutting has been a crime since 1965, punishable by life in prison or death. Beside of the punishment, the cultural purposes are stronger than anything and the women didn’t stop practicing the genital cutting.
In my opinion, beside of being a traditional behavior it’s very bad cause (too informal for the type of text) women should have pleasure, that’s like the purpose of the sexual activities, but, it would be impossible to happen for a women in Europe, it would be outrageous. Although I think that is a very wrong habit also in Africa, is a tradition, but it is very painful and violent.
Women’s rights in Africa
Women’s rights in Africa
Let’s talk about women’s rights in Africa. Genital cutting is a cultural tradition in almost all African countries. It is done with the purpose of preventing women from being unfaithful to their husbands and feeling any pleasure in sexual intercourse. They are also submitted to a “virginity test”.
That kind of inhumane infliction is disappearing or at least being less common. Besides, genital cutting is now considered a crime in many countries and punished with some time in prison.
There are laws being passed that do not necessarily have any impact on the lives of people. I imagine this will be one of those.
In Guinea, for example, female genital cutting has been a crime since 1965, punishable by life in prison or death. Despite the punishment, though, cultural bonds are stronger than anything else and the eldest tribal women haven’t stopped inflicting genital mutilation to younger female members.
In my opinion, this is a very bad behaviour, no matter how traditional. Women should be entitled to have pleasure, that’s like the purpose of having sex. Such a barbaric act would not possibly happen to a woman in Europe, it would be considered outrageous. Traditions which are that painful and violent should have been banished for centuries, at least since the times when women started to reclaim their rights.