Position Paper / White Paper

Azerbaijan 2019 United Nations General Assembly - Topic 1


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Harrison Miller

CIMUN

Azerbaijan UNGA ECOFIN

December 5-8, 2019

Women's Rights

    Social and political inequality for women has been and still is a problem that hinders economic progression. As shown in the Demographic Transition Model, the role of women has a great deal to do with the progression of a nation through demographic stages in society. In relation to the Demographic Transition Model, the Epidemiological Transition Model shows that birth rates have much to do with the stage at which a nation finds itself in the transition from less developed to a more developed nation. This proves that specific education for women is more prevalent in more developed states. These two models alone show that a lack of women's rights is hindering the economy of states around the world. 

    Article 21 in the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan is what guarantees equal rights for both women and men in Azerbaijan. Manny countries have articles similar to this in their governing documents but not enough have adopted these laws. Middle eastern countries still barred by social and religious customs are among the places where inequality of men and women in most prevalent. However, this is not the only place where this trend is seen. All over the world women are receiving less pay than men for doing the same job. This is not only unfair but has also been proven to hinder economic gain and national development.