Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Gender inequality doesn’t only happen in the U.K, it happens around the world too. You don’t believe me? What if I give you a quick recap of what’s going on in this world… internationally.

A- Afghanistan: Female Afghanistanis are encouraged to marry soon after completing high school. Soon after, they live as house wives for the remainder of their life.

B- Burma (Myanmar): A woman in Burma is responsible for her family’s well being, while the husband earns the income.

C- Cambodia: 45% of Cambodian women are reported as being illiterate. In 2004, only 20% of females were university graduates.

D- Dominican Republic: In the Dominican Republic, it is currently illegal and punishable by law to get an abortion.

E- Egypt: In 1960, only 5.8% of women in Egypt were employed.

F- Finland: During 1970, rape in marriage was not considered a crime; females of domestic violence had no-where to go at the time.

G- Ghana: There are 12.84 million women in in Ghana- yet only 8.3% in the government.

H- Honduras: For every 1000 births in Honduras, 93.3 were to adolescent mothers.

I- India: As of 2016, 12 out of 29 states in the union territory, Delhi, have at least one female cheif minister.

J- Jordan: Jordanian husbands determine their wife’s abilities to employ their guaranteed rights to work or other public activities.

K-Kazakhstan: In 2016, Kazakhstan was ranked 30th out of 144 countries in gender inequality.

L- Libya: Before 1973, women did not have a choice in obtaining a divorce.

M- Malaysia: According to one study, in Malaysia, 89% of women above 15 years of age have been abused by their partners.

N- Nepal: Child marriages as early as 15 are common in Nepal. These marriages lead to birth at young ages- which result in health problems.

O- Oman: Modern education in Oman was foreign to Omanis before 1940. Before this, only 900 schools across the country taught boys teachings of the Quran.

P- Peru: In 2014, only 22.3% of politicians were females.

Q- Qatar: The percentage of females in parliament, in Qatar, are 0.1%!

R- Romania: There are over 11 million females in Romania; 42% live below the poverty line.

S- Saudi Arabia: Women’s clothing must be thick, loose and opaque. In some cases, some women who disobeyed this, were sent to prison.

T- Turkey: In 2013, about 28,000 women were assaulted, 215 of them were murdered.

U- USA: For every $1 a man earns, a woman earns 79 cents.

V- Venezuela: Violence against females is a big issue in Venezuela. In 2007, the country entacted the, ‘Fight of Organic Law on the Fight of Women to a Life Free of Violence’.

W- Western Sahara: Women In Western Sahara have paid a high price for their role in the independence stuggle. One women stated, “I spent 4 years blindfolded. I still have scars from the dogs biting my flesh.” Khaya, 32.

X- Xi’an: Xi’an is a city in China. In Xi’an only 3 out of 27 government ministers are women!

Y- Yemen: As of 2017, women in Yemen do not hold economic, social or cultural rights.

Z- Zimbabwe: Before 1982, a woman did not have access to other resources and land!

Does this change the way you look at the world? I would really like to know your thoughts. Thank you.



  1. Wow, OriginallyCurious – this is fantastic. I am so impressed by your curiosity and storytelling! You’ve done so much research to put this together and it is a really engaging format, well done!

    What did doing this research make you think about inequality around the world? Can you think of anything that could be done to end it?

  2. Hornsey School for Girls Hornsey School for Girls

    I think that the way women are treated in those countries is terrible. It must stop, we should have exactly the same rights as men and yet we still don’t. This information was very shocking as I didn’t realise how badly and unjustly women were treated. I was also shocked to find that enough countries treated women badly to fill up every letter of the alphabet. The effected Women cannot just ignore what is happening, they must do something to stop this happening. If they don’t then people will just think that it is ok to treat women like that. It’s not ok.


  3. Dear Mickey,
    If I were to be given the choice to help gender inequality, I would start with the gender pay gap. We need to show men that women are up to the job. Our lack of confidence isn’t gentetic, it is caused by this world we live in. More people of different ages, genders, backgrounds and races need to stand up and empower young girls to be whatever they want to be. Society teaches us, wants us, and moulds us into so-called ‘beautiful’ women… when really- we are ALL beautiful in our own ways.

  4. This was lovely work and now I have learnt so much about women in other countries! -fluffyisinterested-

  5. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I think that the way women are being treated is horrible. For example the famous Harry Potter series made by J.K Rowling and the central heating you’re probably using right now was made by Alice Parker. They were made by women and these inventions can change many lives and underestimating women can lead to them not having the opportunity to change lives.


  6. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that its not that it is not fair that woman do not really get all the respect that men get but i think that it is over the top that people are fighting that women should not have MEN in it.

    Priceless Bunnie

  7. Arbours Primary Academy Arbours Primary Academy

    People have been stupid from the start people have start to live on this planet. I just don’t understand why this is happening. All of us are humans. We are all the same. It’s like racism, but with sex ( gender ). We all shall respect women because it’s not like men have done all the work on this planet.

    My thoughts about this,

    • Thanks for your comment, Skelebones!

      In the future, what are some ways we could make sure everyone gets the recognition they deserve? Are there things you could do as an individual, or things the government could do for the whole country?

  8. Arbours Primary Academy Arbours Primary Academy

    People have been stupid from the start people have been living on this planet. I just don’t understand why this is happening. All of us are humans. We are all the same. It’s like racism, but with sex ( gender ). We all shall respect women because it’s not like men have done all of the work on this planet.

    These are my thoughts about this,

  9. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    looking at all these things that women cant do is devastating! I don’t see why women have to follow these rules or are not allowed to do these things.


  10. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    “The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.”
    ― Malala Yousafzai
    Malala says that extremists are afraid of many things such as books, pens, education and women. Women can do one thing that extremists can’t. Respect and acceptance. Like Hillary Clinton and Theresa May Extremist’s words could be heard, but sadly sometimes women’s words can’t. Why?

  11. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Yes it has I’m quite surprised actually!