In the past, women didn’t have as many rights as men. They were seen as men’s possessions who were only allowed to cook, clean, and make babies. Women weren’t allowed as many privileges as men- such as voting. But as the years went by, changes were made. Women were granted many of the same privileges as men, but they were still being mistreated in some perspectives. On September 5, 1995 in Beijing, China, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech about this issue at the United Nations Fourth World Conference for Women in front of 180 countries. Her speech was called “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”. She gave this speech to express her concern over the mistreatment women have been facing. Clinton directed her speech to governments and other organizations to argue why they need to help improve women’s rights. Clinton uses ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade her audience that women should be treated equally.
The Rights Of Women Women form half of the human beings inhabiting planet Earth. Since human rights are the rights of all human beings, male and female alike, human rights are women's rights. By the same token, a society in which men are not willing to extend human rights to their mothers, the women who bore and nurtured them; their daughters, products of their own loins; and their wives, the women who bear and raise their treasured sons, is a society in which men are unwilling to extend human rights to men of another family, tribe, language, religion, race, ethnic tradition, or nation. If a society does not hold justice and equality for all women in the highest regard, neither will it hold justice and equality for the many varieties of
Women rights movement’s dates back to the nineteenth century as the female gender was seeking to have a place in the society where they have their rights and entitlement fairly given to them. It was instigated by the fact that the male population by making them feel as less beings in the society. This is because they were not entitled to having their views brought out. However, in the 1970’s efforts to secure equal rights for women by eradicating gender discrimination put by institution, laws and various behavioural pattern meet serious activism (Barrett. 2014). The reforms enjoyed currently concerning women empowerment is as a result of all the atrocities that they went through at this time. It is, therefore, evident to say that the challenges faced by women in the 1970’s rights movement gave birth to new opportunities such as coming up with severe laws on gender discrimination, pushed for the Title IX law and defining rape as a crime.
On September 5, 1995 in Beijing, China, first lady Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on women’s rights at the United Nations Fourth World Conference of Women. As Clinton stood in front of an audience of thousands she proudly stated “If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” The target of the conference was to inform the audience of government officials, leaders of organizations and the public on the problems women throughout the world face. Clinton’s speech argued how women were not treated equally and that women’s rights should be equal to human rights. Throughout her speech, Clinton provided harsh examples of the abuse, rape, death and discrimination women face, to evoke sympathy from the audience. Her overarching goal was to get action among government officials and motivate women across the world to take control of their lives and not suffer from these circumstances. Clinton uses a mix of pathos, ethos, logos, and anaphora to deliver a definition argument on why women’s rights are human rights.
“Without doubt, the last century has witnessed an unprecedented expansion of women’s rights, in one of the most profound social revolutions the world has ever seen. One hundred years ago, only two countries allowed women to vote. Today, that right is virtually universal. Millions of men and women around the world today advocate to end violence against women, and a record two-thirds of countries have passed laws against it.” – Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director
For this paper, I watched a video on C-Span on women’s right call Women’s Right are Human Rights”The subject matter was how important was empowering women, and such women’s right as reproductive rights, equal pay, and equal representation. The significance of the forum with Rep. LLeana Rose- Lehtinen was that
Issues Women Face Although the issue of women’s rights has attracted international recognition and support, women still face many inequalities and barriers. Gender-based violence and economic discrimination are problems in many parts of the world.
Annotated Bibliography The video is like a propaganda filmed by a non-profit organization discussing about CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights). The Psychiatrists used their trusts from people to make false diagnosis in order to get more money from the patients, labeling everyone with illness and drug people that may danger their health. The origination interviewed a couple of well-known psychiatrists, even though by participating in this video may question their credibility. The video provides a lot of big numbers, but some facts are not credible at all and they didn’t tell us where the information is from. The video is somehow bias by only showing patients and patients’ families with tears and telling people how much they have suffered
“Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.” On September 5, 1995, 180 countries met in Beijing, China for the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women Plenary Session listening to Hillary Clinton’s speech on women’s rights. (Clinton, 1995) Clinton spoke powerfully and bravely, in a communist country
The event I decided to go to for this response memo was Cecilia Santos talk about her research in Brazil. She raised the two main questions about what counts as women human rights and how do Brazilian Feminist and Black Women 's NGOs mobilize international human rights law? Her main goal was for us to understand human right in different areas. In the beginning of her talk she emphasized how authorities are the ones who declare what is fair and what is justice. With this idea she wanted us to ask who becomes the subject of these rights. Finally she wanted us to also ask ourselves who really has the power in these situations.
Although many places in the world have made many advancements in granting women rights equivalent to those of men, there are still far too many places that refuse to recognize that women’s rights is still an issue, and an important one at that. Many developing countries in the world have caused outrage in the population of women as a whole and rifts in society and its social order. Worldwide, people are done with the fact that women are still not treated as equals. Although advancements have been made for the population of women globally in places like the US, Canada, and many parts of Europe; many developing countries throughout the world have refrained from allowing women equal opportunity politically, economically, and culturally.
“Women's rights are humans rights” Analysis Hillary Rodham Clinton gave the speech fondly known as, “women's rights are humans rights” more correctly known as, “Remarks to the U.N 4 th world conference on women's plenary session”. The speech was delivered on September 5 1995 in Beijing China. The historical value of the speech is highly important as for millennia women have been oppressed and put in distress. The purpose of the speech is to clarify and spread the harm that the issue can inflict on many women of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Not only has it taken several years for human rights to be a legitimate international concern throughout the world, it is yet to be settled. They are still under development and require a range of actions before human rights are fully enforced. But what are human rights? Human rights could be defined in various number of statements. It could be people gifted with a set of rights and protections because they are human. Or simply, a right which belongs to every individual. With a number of major treaties governing the issue of human rights you would think that these rights would be already established, sadly there is still much more to be done before there is a universal set of human rights, governing and ensuring the equal treatment of every individual. After addressing numerous issues and injustices, and the events of the Second World War and the Holocaust, we begin to see a movement. This point created a permanent place for human rights on international agendas. and the human rights regime had began to push forward. Despite this movement forward there are still a vast range of barriers creating a hurdle for the achievement of universal human rights. These barriers can be broken into three categories, Cultural objectives, Religious objectives, and Economic objectives. Firstly, we shall dive into cultural objectives and the barriers they create from human rights being recognised as truly universal. Secondly, there are various religious objectives which create lesser number of
All around the world women are crying out, claiming "that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate form human rights," (Hillary Clinton -- Tumulty, 1997). The abuses females endure are found everywhere in places like Senegal, Bangladesh, and Berjing, China. Abortion, denial of political rights, and suppression of speech (Tumulty) are forces upon women daily. But feminism has taken a strong hold of the women around the world, giving them hope for equal rights in the future. "Our community could see we were a society of strong willed women," prides Faustima Nunez, a resident of Chica, "and we are no
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