5 challenges for women in 2017

2016 was a tumultuous year for women globally. In Northern Ireland, abortion remained a crime. In Turkey, a new law was attempted which meant that men who raped a child could be pardoned if he married the victim. In Russia, domestic violence got decriminalised. Let’s not forget the most crucial event, 2016 was the year that America voted in a President who says it is absolutely okay to grab a woman by her pu**y without consent.

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Here’s a look at what challenges women can expect in 2017.

  1. Confront Male Leaders: Those leaders who incessantly attempt to impose rules and laws on women’s bodies, learning, and the ability to speak out. The challenge is to become more strategic and pick the right battles to fight.
  2. Equality and being taken seriously: Women are paid lesser than men, women are subjected to discrimination and sexual advances in the workspace and, once women have babies, they are seen as walking wombs with an inability to work.
  3. Violence against women and girls: This is an extremely high priority. From rape, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and prostitution: everyone needs to be on the same page and not wait for the government to take an action. It’s time we all rise up to atrocities happening in our house, streets, and neighbourhood.
  4. Embracing Femininity: Instead of trying to become like men, women need to celebrate femininity. We shouldn’t uphold masculinity as a mandate but instead, embrace being a woman and appreciate it.Violence against each other: Yes, that’s right. The most important challenge is to stop hating on each other. Women have a tendency to mark each other as competition, instead, we should celebrate our differences and form a stronger bond.
  5. Violence against each other: Yes, that’s right. The most important challenge is to stop hating on each other. Women have a tendency to mark each other as competition, instead, we should celebrate our differences and form a stronger bond.

Published Date: Mar 08, 2017 02:15 pm | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2017 02:17 pm