Womens Rights in Africa and Where They Are Now; œUse the two thesis to do my research paper. It will be about womens rights in africa and where they are now. I have the two thesis statements separated so that you can tell the difference.
The attainment of an equal society for women in Africa has been a gradual but progressive process as a number of countries currently formulate and implement policies that are pro-women in nature (Jing 21). For a long time African societies have treated women poorly by denying them access to resources and opportunities their male counterparts had access to by birth right. This has in turn resulted in an imbalanced society, in which men occupy all the positions of leadership at the expense of women who perform basic home management roles (Oduyoye 12). The research therefore seeks to investigate the types of exploitations leveled against women. It further investigates how the modern day African societies reverse the effect of such retrogressive beliefs, which have contributed to the denial of human rights to women in the societies.
In doing the research analyses a number of sources primary of which are films and videos obtained from you tube and other digital video disc formats. These videos depict the different forms of women maltreatments and the rights denial mechanisms that the African women face in their daily lives. Some of these videos show how the female genital mutilation a vice that have through time denied the African girl child equal academic opportunity since after the practice the young girls are immediately married off to elderly men (Ogundipe-Leslie 21). The research also uses secondary sources, which include books and newspaper articles, which recount the struggle of the African woman for liberty and equal opportunity in the society. These seek to depict the progresses made by different governments in the continent to level the playing ground for both sexes thus uplift the status of the girl child thus that of the African woman by extrapolation (Rwomire 11).
Women’s Rights in Africa and Where They Are Now
There have been a number of changes on my project since the initial presentation and this will have a great impact on the final presentation (African Woman 18). The most significant change in my research project is the inclusion of additional subjects of research. During the review of research studies on the topic of women rights, I discovered that women are no longer afraid of facing the challenges presented by the African culture such as abuse and neglect. They have responded to their challenges by forming human rights groups aimed at campaigning against the infringement of human rights. Therefore, the thesis statement will include the participation of human rights activists in achievement freedom for the African woman (Ogundipe-Leslie 21).
The discovery of the role of human rights activism has altered my view that women are mainly oppressed by men because a number of such organizations are operated under the leadership of males (Oduyoye 54). Some of the new pieces of information that I encountered during my review of literature information include the need to legitimize universal human rights and societal attitude towards women rights (Rwomire 21). Therefore, the paper will discuss how the African continent has made commitments towards ensuring that international human rights are applied across the continent and how society is reacting to human rights activism.
Gender equality is a real problem in African society because men are considered to be superior while women are considered inferior (Jing 18). Eventually, the continent has recorded one of the highest number of female abuse and violation of women rights. In response to the problem, various governments and NGOs are increasingly involved in the protection of women rights. Therefore, women are currently enjoying universal human rights through a number of programs such as affirmative action (Oduyoye 22).