Promoting Women’s Rights on World Property

Women’s rights play an important role in promoting and protecting the interests of women around the world. Yet even in countries that openly promote women’s rights, there is still much work to be done to empower and protect women’s rights. There are limitations on how far a country will go in providing protection for women and to ensure that women’s rights are not being threatened. Below are five ways that you can support the rights of women around the world:

Include the women and girls in your policymaking. Although men make up the bulk of the population, women constitute a staggering 34% of the world’s workforce and one-thirds of the labour force. Moreover, they hold only one-tenth of the world’s wealth and get only one-eleventh of the world’s property. Women are also currently responsible for two thirds of working hours.

Promote and advance women’s education. Women have the same rights to pursue their potential as men do, but many are prevented from doing so because of gender discrimination and barriers to educational attainment. The lack of education results in a lower purchasing power and lower employment opportunities. It also contributes to poverty and less social mobility. For this reason, it is important to advance women’s economic and political rights on the national as well as international levels.

Ensure that women are economically, socially and politically empowered. All people have the right to be treated equally. This includes equal rights with men and women. Moreover, women’s rights are protected in law and in fact, are expected by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Africa (OSCA). In addition, the United Nation Organization for Gender Equity (UNIFEA) provides support to governments, groups and individuals that help women gain equality and pursue higher education.

Prevent violence against women. There is ample evidence that domestic violence and sexual harassment are widespread around the world. Many women do not report such incidences because they fear they will not be believed or are embarrassed. As a matter of fact, thousands of women remain at risk of being victimized every year.

Empower women. Equal opportunity is one of the cornerstones of a successful global economy. As a result, most developing countries fail to take full advantage of women’s talent and abilities. To date, women remain largely under-represented in business, politics, finance and other industries. However, by ensuring that women own and manage businesses, enjoy equal representation in politics and other public sectors, and have access to higher education, the world property market will benefit tremendously.