There was a public outcry among women when it came to how men treated them in society. Although the traditional setup had clear-cut ways of handling women, the men misused it to undermine women entirely.
They cut them off from crucial decision-making organs both at the family and corporate level. The fact that the law also supported the same; was a difficult journey.
Some states have reached a higher level in gender-based laws while others are in the middle sages while the rest are yet to start.
The journey began in the United States, where UN Women organized a women’s conference to deliberate on women’s issues and rights in Mexico City in 1975.
This was followed by another one in 1980 in Copenhagen. Five years later, we have one in Nairobi and later in 1995.
The one remarkable one for the African women was held in Nairobi. The conferences are helped after every five years, and the um rotates between continents to have a global impact. Ever since, different countries have made individual progress in the fight against women’s rights.
From the conference, it was evident that the best way to handle this matter once and for all was to include it in the constitution is that it becomes a law.
In case there is a breach, it is a legal suit that is handled by the legislative arm of government. Who wants to go through that?
The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action were eye-openers on the roots and legal structures to follow to effect the changes and fight for women’s rights.
The number of participants, which came to over 17000, was an indicator of hunger for change in the discipline.
Surprisingly, there was also a parallel conference that had over 30000 participants. That was the game-changer in feminism. Each nation used its governance structure and law rules to incorporate gender issues in its bills and parliamentary proceedings to reach the current state.
Follow-up meetings and conferences were the way of life within the five years for the next conference.
Every woman leader had something positive to present to the floor due to what they do for brainstorming sessions.
Although we aren’t 100 percent successful, we have made tremendous progress in the fight for Justine among women.