- Govt protection against violation of men’s rights –
These are laws that are found in the (CEDAW) Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. In the year 1979, this law was adopted by the United Nations, and the purpose of this was to put an end to the discrimination against women officially. The law also helps in establishing equality in every platform ranging from fundamental matters such as health care, education, and marriage to employment wages and political participation. It is within the CEDAW that the International Bill of Rights for Women lies and this treaty is a promising move forward towards a reliable establishment of gender equality.
- Fair representation –
Going by the records of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the United States Congress is one of the least ranked in the national parliaments when it comes to women’s representation as its members. To make matters worse, smaller and less influential nations such as Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria, China, Pakistan, and even Saudi Arabia are known to have a higher representation of women in their parliamentary affairs. Additionally, the U.S’s Constitution is one of the 32 other constitutions that fails to mention any promise of gender equality, and this is astonishing coming from a country as influential in the global scenario as the U.S.
- Equal Career opportunities –
As per reports from the World Economic Forum the U.S.A ranks world number 65 amongst 142 countries in wage equality for a similar type of work performed. In the year 2013, American women employed full-time were paid salaries only 78% of what their male counterparts were paid. As if this wasn’t bad enough, another statistics showed that black women in the U.S just made 64 cents and Latinas made 54 cents for every dollar a white man was paid in the U.S.
- Paid maternity leave –
On a global stage, there are 188 Countries that guarantee mothers of a newborn with paid maternity leave except for the United States of America. What is worse is that even countries like Saudi Arabia offer paid maternity leaves for both new-born mothers and fathers.
- Secured Seats in Politics and Education –
Article 15 of the Equal Status and Equal rights of Women and Men Act of Iceland states that no govt council or public company’s board can have less than 40% of gender equality. This law additionally states that any company with more than 25 employees needs to implement a gender equality program and regularly review the goals of this program. To add to it, this program also encourages the promotion of gender equality lessons in schools and all levels of education.