Global Test Women Rights

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Global Test Women Rights

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms entitled to any person, regardless of economic status, nationality, jurisdiction, age, ability, ethnicity, and sex. These basic rights are the right to life, freedom, equality, justice, and freedom of thought and expression. Gender inequality is present in every society and remains a major obstacle for development. It results from cultural traditions, beliefs, and political interests that promote rigid gender roles and encourage the unequal treatment of women.

Critical issues for women differ drastically by region and country,  and women who are disadvantaged by economic status, racism, homophobia, ableism (discrimination against people with disabilities) and other factors, face multiple oppressions. Although inequalities exist among women too, women share in the lived experience of sexism  (discrimination and stereotyping that oppresses women)  and patriarchy  (a  system where males are dominant). Feminists are people working to end sexism and put an end to discrimination against women

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an important international human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. CEDAW defines discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

However, women have been fighting for gender equality in organized ways for years. As early as the mid 19th century, Western feminists fought for the recognition of women as “persons” entitled to vote in elections, or to receive an advanced education; later, feminists fought for shared responsibility of unpaid housework and childrearing, for non-discrimination in the workplace and to earn equal pay for equal work, for women’s autonomy and reproductive rights, proper health care, and an end to widespread violence against women. Today, women’s rights organizations continue to do important work in these areas.

Women’s rights are human rights and progress in human rights will not be made until  one half of the population’s rights are met. The achievement of human rights for all is an ongoing battle, It is the role of citizens, communities, grassroots organizations, and governments, as well as the United Nations, to prevent human rights violations, raise awareness of human rights and responsibilities, secure respect for all human rights, and promote international cooperation to protect human rights.

I.   Comprehension

AChoose a title for the text                               

  1. Women and power                                                 
  2. women’s rights are human rights                          
  3. women’s’ rights                                                     
  4. The role of women

B. Find in the text words or phrases which mean

  1. CEDAW
  2. Independence
  3. Make people know

C.   Answer true or false and justify

  1. Discrimination against women is only limited to some  underdeveloped societies
  2. Western feminist first defended  women right as a human being then started  asking for equal treatments
  3. women alone are responsible to defend Women’s rights

D. Answer these questions

  1. What types of discrimination are mentioned in the text?
  2. What is the ultimate goal of feminism?
  3. Give three examples of women’s rights from the text?
  4. Who is responsible for the protection of both women’s rights and human rights?

E   what do the  underlined words in the text refer to?

  1. It
  2. These areas
  3. One half of the population

II.   Language

A. fill in the blanks with the suitable words from the list:

 Drop out, non-formal education, Gender discrimination, part-time, adult illiteracy, male-oriented

  1. The main objective of ………… is to solve or at least reduce the problem of…….. in Morocco
  2. Women suffer from ………especially in a  ……………….  a society like Morocco where
  3. boys are preferred over girls
  4. Students who ……………….. public schools   usually look for ……………………… job

B. Give the correct form of the word between brackets: past perfect; simple past; infinitive or gerund

  1. Last night; as soon as I (to arrive) ……………….. Home I (to have)………………a shower then went straight to bed
  2. By the time I (to go) ……. To the stadium the football match (to start/already)………………
  3. Students expect their teacher (to explain) …………………….clearly and yet when they leave school they spend all their time (play)………….. Football.

C. Supply the missing phrasal verb and make necessary changes

throw ….away; Turn….. Off; hand out; to put off; drop out;

  1. The bad weather forced them to………… their trip to Paris till the following week.
  2. “Will you please ………….that radio …………… The baby is sleeping”.
  3. “We don’t need these newspapers. Why don’t you ……….. Them ……………….”
  4. As soon as the students arrived, the teacher started ………………… the exam papers.

D. Join the following sentences using the appropriate linking words from the list:

So as to; So; therefore; because of; thanks to; so that; that is why; hence

  1.  …………..Population growth, a lot of young people are jobless
  2. Some  students waste time and miss classes ………….they have very poor grades
  3. I always do my homework and attend my class……….. my parents should be proud of me.

E. Use the appropriate reporting verb and make necessary changes

Promised; Refused; Offered

  1. “I will not lend you a single Dirham, “my father said.
  2. “Let me give you the money,” My mother said.
  3. “I will take you home tomorrow,” Ronald told Julia

F. Rewrite the sentences with the words Given

1.   We speak only English in our English class: 

Only English……………………………………………….

2.   I gave my brother a lot of advice about learning a foreign language:

A lot of advice……………………………………………..…………..

3.   Parents should not keep medicine within children’s reach:

 Medicine ……………………………………………………….

GMatch these sentences in A with what they express in B

AB
A. I am awfully sorry, Please accept my
sincere apology for being impolite.
B. Would you mind lending me your notebook?
C. I don’t know how to say this but the food
I was served was a bit tasteless
1. Complaining
2. Apologizing
3. asking for advice
4. giving permission
5. request
6. Apology

III.  Writing

Write a two paragraph essay in ONE of the following topic sentences

1.   Students drop out of school for so many reasons …………

2.   Empowering women can be achieved in so many different ways.

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