Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women. For example, in the past, only the males of the family had the chance to further their studies while women were not given the choice, for simple reason that they did not see the need for women to have a high education when they were going to be housewives, and mother to the children.
'Combatants and their sympathizers in conflicts, such as those in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and Rwanda, have raped women as a weapon of war with near complete impunity. Men in Pakistan, South Africa, Peru, Russia, and Uzbekistan beat women in the home at astounding rates, while these governments alternatively refuse to intervene to protect women and punish their batterers or do so haphazardly and in ways that make women feel culpable for the violence.'
Even as we studied the histories, often we stumbled upon the cruel fact that indeed during the World War II, women often bear the brunt of it. Many were caught by the soldiers, sold, bought and forced to work into prostitution, or even killed when they resisted. 'As a direct result of inequalities found in their countries of origin, women from Ukraine, Moldova, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Burma, and Thailand are bought and sold, trafficked to work in forced prostitution, with insufficient government attention to protect their rights and punish the traffickers.'