Women’s rights have come a long way, and we’re now in the 3rd wave of feminism, after the first 2 waves failed to adequately address the real issues of women of colour, poor women and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women.
While Western women have made many gains, the lot of women in developing countries has improved only in tiny increments. Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan are the world’s most dangerous countries for women, due to threats ranging from violence and rape to dismal health care and honour killings, a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll showed last year.
Please check out this fascinating & uplifting post by 11 women around the world , posted by The Saudi Woman’s Website, a one-woman unique account of politics in Saudi as they pertain to women’s rights.
After you click the link below, Press on “Click here” and you will be transferred to a map showing the locations of the 11 women who have written about their country for International Women’s Day and their stories.
Here is a link to a poem honouring women’ strength, The Empowered Woman, by Sonny Carroll.