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We live in a patriarchal society, that much we know. Then there's the objectification of womenunrealistic beauty standardsthe gender pay gapmaternity discrimination and glass ceiling. But for us, the patriarchy often exists under a veil of hidden, socialised behaviours that impacts us dearly but at least as a society, is known as 'bad' - one would hope. In other parts of the world though, the patriarchy is often celebrated. We might be benefiting from what former generations fought for, but there is still a fight to be had. Vatican City, in Rome, is the last place in the world that still prevents women from voting.
The centre of the Roman Catholic Church, this tiny state only allows cardinals to vote, when a new Pope is elected.
While this also means not all men have the right to vote, women are unable to hold any executive or legislative positions in Vatican City elections- whereas men can become cardinals. This is yet to be addressed, however, and so Vatican City remains the only place not to allow women to vote.
This was the last country to allow women the right to vote, leaving Vatican City to claim that top spot, in It was also only last year that women were allowed access to education and healthcare without consent from a guardian a father, brother, husband or uncle. This was implemented in in Afghanistan, clearly making it difficult to vote without permission from a guardian. However, in women turned out in record s to vote and run for office, despite Taliban threats.
Women are protested at the polls, and threatened by conservative community members with violence and exclusion. With a lack of gender-segregated polling stations, you would think women would be more able to vote in Pakistan. However, strict rules about the way women and men can interact mean women in Pakistan can be barred from voting by their husbands and village elders. Those who do vote will be harassed or chastised, even facing violence at the polls. In the elections, violence against women at the voting polls was so concerning that a control center was set up to monitor it.
The burden of household work being on the woman in many of these countries is a real obstacle to voting, with many women unable to find the time to travel to polling stations outside of their expected duties. In Northeastern Kenya, societal conflict means women are discouraged from walking the long distances to registration centers, as well as the physical insecurity of being out alone for a long period of time.
In western Kenya, women expecting children are prohibited by cultural norms to be seen in public, meaning that a huge portion of women are unable to go out to vote. In Kenya as a whole, violent elections in the past, notablydiscourage women from voting out of fear. Women only gained the right to vote in Oman inand remain to face religious and cultural barriers to voting.
In instances where women do vote in Oman, they are usually dictated by their husband in how they should vote, or face staying at home and not voting at all. InOmani women spoke to The National stating that they would risk their husbands divorcing them to vote with their own preferences, so things are looking up. That being said, women still face immense pressure not to vote or to be controlled in how they vote.
Like many of these patriarchal countries, women face pressure from elders and conservative family members not to vote. These restrictions are considered much stronger than any law, however younger generations of women are showing more independence in what they wear, resulting in hope for a cultural shift towards independence in other areas. In the last elections, one woman was elected unopposed, Sheika Yusuf Al Jaffiri, out of 29 seats. Elections as a whole have been suspended in Qatar untiland the country operates under Sharia Law, which is notoriously oppressive to women.
However, for some women it is a personal, not enforced, choice and therefore the requirement to remove it for voting still remains an issue. In Nigeria, there are less legislative barriers to voting than there are societal. In a similar sense to Nigeria, women in Papa New Guinea are discouraged from voting through a lack of representation of their issues.
Only seven women have been elected since However, there are further legislative barriers to being elected that prevent women from being politically active.All I Ask - Adele (Lyrics)
The lack of female representation only deepens the problems of violence against women and poor employment opportunities, further perpetuating the cycle of political inactivity. Zanzibar women made headlines back in when they began voting in the Tanzanian elections, only to be divorced by their husbands who told them not to vote.
While patriarchal societies are a huge barrier to voting, these are often enshrined in legislation in countries who follow Sharia law, such as Libya, Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon- where women are further inhibited from voting by their guardians. There is no doubt many more countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia where women are subordinate and therefore feel disenfranchised. Just like with the ways charities hope to end FGM, it seems the best laid plan to tackle cultural norms comes from within villages and communities.
In dealing with FGM, the best resource has been smaller groups like Plan Internationalwho travel through villages and educate community leaders on the dangers of the practice. In these countries, where the patriarchy is still considered justifiable, it is necessary for more groups like Plan to educate communities on the myths around gender.
These are all important ways to ensure that women are taught their value, and communities are educated on their ignorant views, in order to encourage more women to stand up and fight for the right to vote, as the suffragettes did for us over years ago. However, for women to achieve the same level of equality that we have, it takes those brave people risking it all for their rights.
It takes us, donating to charities like the Global Education Fundwriting to our governments to encourage greater influence in those countriesand travelling to help educate young children on the importance of equality. While we celebrate International Women's Day, we must recognize that a century on from our liberation, huge portions of women are still facing oppression and we must commit to helping that, in any way we can.
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