The Is A Man 's World

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“This is a man’s world.” No, this is not the title of Jameslo Brown’s famous song, but what most feminist women may concur on. Gender equality is a human right, but our world faces a persistent gap in access to opportunities and decision-making power for women and men. Globally women have fewer opportunities for economic participation than men, less access to basic and higher education, greater health and safety risks, and less political representation. Guaranteeing the rights of women and giving them opportunities to reach their full potential is critical not only for attaining gender equality, but also for meeting a wide range of international development goals. Empowered women and girls contribute to the health and productivity of their families, communities, and countries, creating a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As mentioned in the Quran: If you think about religion the first thing that crosses your mind is old ancient days, and lack of respect towards women but surprisingly to many when they actually read the Quran they will be shocked to see that the Quran actually supported women’s rights and equality. "I shall not lose sight of the labor of any of you who labors in My way, be it man or woman; each of you is equal to the other (3:195)" Spiritual equality, responsibility and accountability for both men and women is a well-developed theme in the Quran. Spiritual equality between men and women in the sight of God is not limited to purely spiritual, religious

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