Womens Rights and the Subsequent Effects

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 10/23/2011 | International Womens Rights

Supporting womens rights in those countries that are developed does not simply mean being ethical it means supporting the economical stability in those countries. Living standards as well as growing ones have proven to have a significant boost when women are allowed to benefit from more education, political power and other economic opportunities.

For this reason, the United States and other economically industrialized countries should promote womens rights at home and abroad, stressing the importance women have in the economical rise of a country. Highlighting the benefits of economic progress and subsequent industrial growth may persuade countries of Muslim creed to make an effort and work on equality for women too.

In the last ten years, important studies and research work has shown what many have known for a long time, which is the proven fact that women are essential to economic development, active civil society, and good governance, especially in developing countries.

If countries started focusing on women they would definitely solve the problems of too many births and child mortality. Health and nutrition problems would improve, as would education aiding to stem diseases such as HIV/AIDS. With women to support society, this would help build a robust and self-sustaining community, as well as social organizations and encourage democracy.

Womens rights should be considered like human rights a generation ago. However, women's rights have always been considered as too controversial for mainstream foreign policy. For decades, international development agencies have avoided gender issues in highly patriarchal societies.

Now, however, they are forced to come to terms with proof and realize how women's empowerment can be critical to their mandate. The Asian Development Bank is promoting gender-sensitive judicial and police reforms in Pakistan, for example, and the World Bank supports training for female political candidates in Morocco. The United States, too, is increasingly embracing women's rights, as a way not only to foster democracy, but also to promote development, curb extremism, and fight terrorism, all core strategic objectives.

Women's status has advanced in many countries, and has seen that literacy levels, gender gaps in infant mortality rates, calorie consumption, school enrollment, access to health care benefit, and political participation have narrowed steadily. And those changes have benefited society at large, improving living standards, increasing social entrepreneurship, and attracting foreign direct investment.