Status of women around the world

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the paper focuses on status of women around the world as from 1500 to the present. more emphasis is on status of women in Africa as well as the National Union of Women’s Suffrage in England.

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Name 1NameProfessorHistory16th May 2016Status of Women around the WorldIt is evident that women status is a complex issue and varies in various ways in everygiven society and culture. In some parts of the world, women status improves gradually while inother parts it may decline or remain constant for a given period of time. However, from 1500 tothe present, it is certain that the status of women in the society has greatly changed. This isbecause in a couple of decades ago women had very rare rights or almost no legal rights in mostsocieties and were always placed in a very lower position compared to that of men. The mindsetof women being obviously inferior was boosted by numerous cultures that always encouragedgirls to act in a manner of undesirable stereotypes of femininity. This mentality has howeverchanged, though some regions are still lagging behind and hold women with very low esteem.Status of women in different parts of the continent differs and can only be analyzed in respect tothe regions. This paper will therefor focus on the status of women in Africa as well as women inEngland during the suffrage movement and try to analyze whether women are equal with men.In Africa, culture has been very harsh on women where some of them have beensubjected to atrocities such as genital mutilation and domestic violence. Women in Africa havecarried some of the greatest burden such as ill health and disease sometimes due to polygamyand forced sex as well as viol

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