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WHAT IS THE BIGGEST GLOBAL FEMINIST ISSUE?

Feminism The radical notion that women are people

Compiled by: Anushka Shrestha
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Sanjeevani Yonzon Shrestha
Director, Wildlife Conservation Nepal

The biggest feminist issues in today’s world unfortunately are still the same ones we were fighting for 20 years ago. Even though basic issues like right and access to education, property, health and domestic violence are still at large in our societies, I think social inequality, reproductive rights and patriarchy are issues that are plaguing the modern woman.

This doesn’t necessarily mean I am against men. I value men and respect their contribution to society, nation building and home making. Without my husband I am only half strong. Having said this, women everyday still have to make more compromises than men. It is only when we give equal value to a woman and her voice in places like our society, family and work, exactly like to a man, solely based on his gender, is the day we shall have true equality.