Global Problems

Topics: Human rights, Reproductive rights, Abortion Pages: 3 (962 words) Published: May 1, 2002
Global Problems and Non-Governmental Organizations Paper
Women's Issues
By Georgia Roth
The topic that I chose for this paper is women's issues. Throughout history women have been struggling for equality and recognition. Today we have just about reached our goal. In order to maintain this equality, organizations were created to keep women and men involved in the issues that pertain to women today. In my essay I will discuss the actions of two large non-governmental organizations that deal with women's issues. I will also add my opinion on certain issues and discuss how they are important in today's society.

The first organization that I chose to research is called Face To Face. "The mission of Face To Face is to give voice to the millions of women who were denied basic human rights and freedoms." The goal of Face To Face is to increase global awareness that women's rights are infact human rights.

Some of the issues that Face To Face deals with are HIV/AIDS awareness, family planning, female genital mutilation (FGM), maternal health, and population. The organization gives people the opportunity to voice their problems and learn about the rights that are available to them. They are also given suggestions on how to take care of their problem or if the case, where to take care of their problems. For example, in Africa, millions of women a year undergo female genital mutilation against their will because of custom and tradition. The African government doesn't even take a stand on FGM, but "Face To Face lets women know that the women in Africa do have the right to personal security including freedom from domestic and war violence and sexual coercion." I feel that this is an extremely important aspect of the organization. Since To Face is an international organization, they have the power to reach all different types of women with all different types of issues and are able to assist them to understand the details of their situation.

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