“We believe that women and girls share equal rights with men and boys in all aspects of life.”

This powerful line says by itself Women and Men are equal in this society. But why there is a discrimination in this society. I would also like to quote an article from Human Rights, which says:

“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status …”

There are so many great people who are fighting this “discrimination”. I came across a group called as “elders”. They are here to serve the needy.

“The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.”

What they DO?

Their latest initiative is ” Equality for Women and Girls” here is the small statement about it.

“Religion and tradition are a great force for peace and progress around the world.

However, as Elders, we believe that the justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a higher authority, is unacceptable.

We believe that women and girls share equal rights with men and boys in all aspects of life.

We call upon all leaders to promote and protect equal rights for women and girls.

We especially call on religious and traditional leaders to set an example and change all discriminatory practices within their own religions and traditions.

The Elders are fully committed to the realisation of equality and empowerment of all women and girls.”

The Elders, 2 July 2009.”

For more information about Elders you can visit thier site: http://www.theelders.org

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