Saturday, 31 May 2014

Canadians play huge role in fight for women’s rights

A shocking statistic shows that “around the world at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.”
Women have been subject to unfair treatment, discrimination and abuse purely because they are women.
Laws and regulations have prevented women from being active and recognized members in society for as long as history can recall.
The right to vote, to drive, to work and to speak are all things that women have been denied and continue to be to this very day. It has only been in the past 100 years that things have started to change.
Canadians have played a massive role in the fight for women’s rights. A woman by the name of Nellie McClung fought long and hard with four other women on “the persons case.”
By 1929, after many talks with Parliament, women were finally and most rightfully deemed as persons in society and given the right to vote in federal elections. This was a huge step for Canadian society and other countries around the world.
Much has yet to be done in terms of women’s rights. It is an ongoing problem that has not been solved yet.
Raising awareness in the form of groups, organizations and meetings will get people informed. Fundraising and sponsoring are two ways your work can be taken into action.
After all, no society can be truly free until every citizen has the same rights. To deny or violate those rights is to deny all its members freedom and liberty.


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