Women of the Middle East and Their Rights

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Women of the Middle East and Their Rights

Women of the Middle East have experienced the abuse of women’s rights. Middle Eastern women’s rights have been abused in different ways. They are looked down as the inferior to men in the Middle East. They are becoming stronger and rising up to equality to men. People involved in particular situations may have different opinions on rights of Middle Eastern women. Women are human; therefore no human rights should be restricted from them. In the Middle East, women’s rights have been abused in different ways. They are often expected to stay home, cook and look after the children. Travel conditions for Middle Eastern women differ from the men. For example - In some countries, women are not allowed to travel alone and some countries do not allow women to drive. Forced/ arranged marriages happen a lot in the Middle East. Forced marriages are when a couple is married against his/her will. The female is usually the involuntary spouse. It is still practised in some parts of the Middle East. Arranged marriages are largely practised in the Middle East. An arranged marriage is when someone other than the couple getting married makes selection of the persons to be wed. Rape and violence also occur to Middle Eastern women. Honour Killings are practiced due to belief the victim has brought dishonour to the family. Honour killings link with violence and forced/arranged marriages. Often women are killed because either the women has found someone else to marry or do not wish to be married to the man of choice. The abuse of women’s rights has been an issue in the Middle East for a long time. Middle Eastern women are becoming more equal to men. Over time, Middle Eastern women’s rights have been addressed. Since 2005, all women of the Middle East have the right to vote. They didn’t have the right to vote before then. Middle Eastern women are becoming stronger and braver. Recently, a Saudi Arabian woman filmed herself driving to make a...
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