Art. 1: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
This article from the declaration of Human Rights implies equality for people of all genders. What seems easy in theory still needs to be achieved. Zuzka reflects on the workshop "Women's Rights are Human Rights"
- "Women make up more than half of the population."
- "All people are equal"
- "Women's rights are usally underminded"
These are only some of the answer that young girls and women gave when being asked why Women's Rights are important. They were all participating in Saturday's workshop about Women's Rights. The workshop was led by Laura. She considers herself a feminist and she wants to show people that there should be no difference between different genders.
During the workshop the participants were discussing, talking about the history of women's rights and sharing their experiences with discrimmination. Laura also showed them a video demonstrating the differences in status for men and women all around the world.
The idea that women should have the same rights as men do might seem obvious to most of us. Unfortunatly not everyone feels the same about that. I was surprised and even a little shocked to hear about other participants experiences with discrimminiation due to their gender.
Despite living in the 21st century, we still need to fight for equality.
Books on Women's Rights
- I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
- Fruit Of Knowledge – Liv Strömquist
- Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli / Francesca Cavallo
- In Our Own Words – Juliet Mousseau / Sarah Kohles
- Our Piece of Punk – Matt Mason
- Also check out: Women Rights are Human Rights