It began around 1840 here in the USA. Women’s suffrage. That’s the same year of Ireland’s potato famine. Women had their own famine, lack of freedom, poor job situations, lack of education for children who had to work to help their families. Working conditions shamefully were like rat holes. Women have been fighting for their freedom for almost two centuries, the vote finally came in 1920, but the fight continues.
I’m still writing my book, the Unforgettable Miss Baldwin. Allie, bless her heart, has a passion to see women get the vote, and have rights, be free. She’s working with Susan B. Anthony and the many women fighting for the same. Of course no resolution happened in her day, but she fought alongside the many women working to change the way women were treated. The resolutions below are actually from Wikipedia’s 20th century list.
Those who fought got dragged off to jail. Some went on hunger strikes and were forced fed. Unbelievable. This is not a history lesson, but some of the stories read like unsolved mysteries.
If you remember Gloria Steinham, another fighter for women’s freedom, along with Billy Jean King and others, we are still fighting.
Resolutions 1325 and 1820 and CEDAW share the following agenda on women’s human rights and gender equality:
- Demand women’s participation in decision-making at all levels
- Rejection of violence against women as it impedes the advancement of women and maintains their subordinate status
- Equality of women and men under the law; protection of women and girls through the rule of law
- Demand security forces and systems to protect women and girls from gender-based violence
- Recognition of the fact that distinct experiences and burdens of women and girls come from systemic discrimination
- Ensure that women’s experiences, needs and perspectives are incorporated into the political, legal and social decisions that determine the achievement of just and lasting peace.https://bit.ly/2Ejoq3n