One World, One Voice
By Jeanose Lexima
Women are held to a different standard than men around the world. This is due to outdated laws put in place centuries ago by men. These laws however are still in place and the men in power have done too little to ensure these laws change. Women on the other hand, have managed to make great strides; making sure the laws change.
Needless to say, we have far more work to do in making sure women all over the world are able to speak freely. I smell the fresh air coming in every corner as more women demand to play a greater role in their governments.
The Saudi women for the first time ever will be able to vote in their own country. They love their country, they just never had a voice to say who represents them. I only wish it was happening today! They must wait until 2015. but the work for the future begins today.
Every fight has its consequences, of course. We have seen this in Congo, Darfur, Nazi Germany, and the list goes on. If the world had taken actions to solve problems of hate and violence when power hungry dictators choose war, our society would be a better place today. And women in particular may not have been the victims around the world for every irrational decision that others choose to make.
It’s now time for women to take the lead and undue some of the damage of the past and learn from the mistakes of history. And we will continue to do this by telling the world all women have one agenda when it comes to equality.
Jeanose Lexima is the founder of Women On Change
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