Position Paper: GLOBAL WOMEN ISSUES
Susana is her name, 55 is her age, and she was 21 when she decided to leave her parents’ house and become independent. She had a dream, to have a family, a master’s degree and an important position at a big company. By the age of 23, she had everything she wished for, except an important job, so she started to apply in various companies in Tijuana, some in United States, and very few in Mexico City. From the US, they all rejected her; she got two job interviews in Tijuana and one in Mexico City. In one of those companies, she knew two guys, Luis and Fernando. Fernando was the CEO, and Luis was in the same position she was about to take. In the interview, they told her how much she was going to win, at the beginning, she was happy with it, until she had a conversation with Luis and she found out he won more than her, even without having a master’s. Women all around the world, throughout all history have been discriminated in countless ways, the reason: they are women, living in a closed-minded world. Studies made by PayScale define what the most common jobs are for men and for women. For men, software developer, computer systems administrator, and construction manager; as for women, human resources, school teacher, and nurse. Other studies made by the same company, threw results that men win from 1% to 4% more than women, including jobs where women are more popular. Another main issue is violence against women. The World Health Organization shows that in November 2014, 30% of women in relationships have reported violence. 38% women all around the world suffer from violence from their partner. According to Safe Horizon, 1 out of 3 women, will suffer from domestic violence. Battered Women’s Support Services states that up to 70% of women experience physical or sexual violence from men. Out of the 2.5 million people that are trafficked annually and end dead, 8’% are women. Education is another issue...
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