Women and Children

Woman and children have been treated unfairly for years. Now it's time for them to take a stand.


Child Labor

More than 100-200 million children under the age of 14 are working full-time right now. There average payment is 19 cents a hour. Because the children are paid little money and lack an education, they have a small chance of breaking the cycle of poverty they are in. The children are exposed to extreme health hazards and abuse. Children are sold by their parents into labor. At the age of 4, a boy named Iqbal was sold by his father for $12. He was forced to work for 6 years in a carpet factory for 16 hours a day. It is estimated that 2.5 million children work in Indonesia and more than 10 million work in Pakistan. Both of these countries have children working 6 days a week for about 10 hours a day. Most Nike shoes and WalMart clothing are made by underage workers. Before you buy something think of what you're supporting.

Woman's Rights

Women did not always had the same rights as men. We didn't have the right to vote, or have the same pay as most men. American women advocated women's right to vote from the 1820s onward. This was first achieved in the relatively sparsely-populated territories of Wyoming and briefly in Utah, although women were disenfranchised by the U.S. Congress in 1887. The push to grant women's suffrage was at least partially fueled by outsiders' belief that, given the right to vote, women would dispose of polygamy. After women exercised their suffrage rights in favor of polygamy the U.S. Congress disenfranchised Utah women. Other territories and states granted women the right to vote in the late 19th and early 20th century, but national women's suffrage did not come until the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1920.

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