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  • Writer's pictureMuhammad Zain Rasheed

Feminism for Women: An Overview of its impact on politics and policy

Feminism is a social, political, and cultural movement that aims to advance the rights and status of women. It began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and has since grown to encompass a wide range of issues, including voting rights, reproductive rights, workplace equality, and ending violence against women.

In terms of politics, feminism has played a significant role in shaping laws and policies related to women's rights. The suffrage movement of the early 20th century, for example, led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Later, the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s led to the passing of laws such as the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act, which prohibit discrimination against women in the workplace.

Feminism has also had a significant impact on policy at the international level. The United Nations has recognized the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment, and has developed a number of policies and programs to promote these goals.

Overall, the impact of feminism on politics and policy has been significant, leading to many important changes in laws and policies related to women's rights. However, there is still much work to be done to achieve true gender equality and to fully address the many challenges faced by women around the world.

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