The Importance of The United Nations Day for Womens Rights and Peace Day

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

The United Nations Day for Womens Rights and Peace celebrated on March 8th is a date that should not be ignored and was proclaimed in the year 1975. This is an important event and should be celebrated and valued for its importance.

In our world today, which is still predominately a male dominated one is obviously in a bad state of affairs, and the question come by itself; how would a world that was predominately governed by females be?

Unfortunately, even though women have conquered the right of suffrage, as in England where women gained the right to vote in 1928, they are still nowhere near to achieving fair representation in the halls of power. Of the fifty-two prime ministers in Britain, only one has been a woman. In America the record is even worse: forty-four presidents not one of whom has been a woman.

The problem lies in the prevailing debating styles in council chambers, both regional and central. So long as this remains confrontational rather than co-operative and conciliatory, it will always favor the more aggressive male temperament. Women would flourish if nations were run by democratically elected, non-partisan representatives, who acted as a coalition, seeking the common good rather than building the power base, and serving the interests of small ruling elite.

Governments would benefit from a womans pragmatic approach to problems that men simply lack. When in positions of authority women also appear to be less obsessed with the pursuit of power. Being more empathic than men, women also tend to be gentler in their management style. This makes them far less prone to bullying.

Women leaders seem to have developed the ability to focus on the task in hand, rather than be sidetracked by the Machiavellian pursuit of power. They have always been more interested in content rather than in style.

There is need for more women at the in the lead, which should be one of the main objectives of the United Nations Day for Women's Rights and Peace. This can best be achieved by abolishing the party political system, which was created by men, for the benefit and amusement of men. So long as nations uphold party political systems their citizens will be denied equal representation.

If electors have the good fortune to choose candidates who are members of the dominant party they will have more power than those whose choose members who sit on the opposition benches. If they belong to a fringe party, or worse still serve as independents, they'll have yet less influence. It's excellent for countries to provide universal suffrage, but unjust to allow these votes to have widely differing significance and influence. This favors the prolonged reign of autocratic elites, but undermines the very foundation of democratic government.