Despite the fact that women have achieved a significant number of noteworthy advancements, they continue to face many problems and challenges in today’s culture. Before we can confidently invite you to a discussion about how you can be a part of the solution, each of these issues requires additional investigation on your end.

Regrettably, there are some people in today’s modern society who believe that efforts to advance the rights of women are no longer necessary. That is something on which neither of us can agree. More work needs to be done to ensure that no woman will ever again be forced to suffer through injustice or violence and that she will be able to fully enjoy the opportunities that are rightfully hers.

Without further ado, then, here are the top five difficulties that we anticipate women will confront in the coming years.

Women, in comparison to men, have a greater chance of being economically disadvantaged

You might not have been aware that women suffer an especially severe toll from the effects of poverty, despite the fact that we can all agree that it is a serious problem. A woman’s likelihood of living in poverty is increased by forty percent when compared to that of a man. In recent years, thirty percent of women, the most of whom were single mothers, were considered to be living in poverty. Usually, mothers are the primary caregivers for their young children in low-income households. This is because they have fewer disposable cash.

A disproportionate amount of unpaid caregiving tasks and low-wage work situations are placed on the shoulders of women. Because of these factors, the probability that a woman will be poor is higher than that of a man. It is imperative, in order to alleviate poverty among women, to make investments in social networks, employment efforts, and, most significantly, educational opportunities.

This is an unsettling reality of life in the modern world. It is imperative that we get the ball rolling as quickly as possible in order to go in that direction.

Unfortunately, a lot of women who could really profit from getting a college degree are unable to finance it

It is crucial not to jump to any incorrect conclusions based on the finding that more women than men receive bachelor’s degrees each year; yet, it is important to take note of this trend nonetheless. It is still difficult to obtain a higher education, and it is especially difficult for the most powerless and vulnerable women, such as women with poor incomes, women who have survived violence, and single mothers. Even fewer young single mothers under the age of 30 have received degrees from institutions of higher education that award degrees at the four-year level, and even fewer are able to enroll in such programs at this time due to the high costs of housing and child care.

When comparing the annual salaries of women with and without a bachelor’s degree, those without a degree earn almost 70 percent more on average than those with a degree. It has been demonstrated that if a woman does not complete her education, her chances of being poor, suffering from poor health, and passing away are all raised. Because we are forced to confront this fact on a daily basis, we are in the best position to gauge the potential gravity of the situation.

There is no shadow of a doubt that a woman’s level of education is the single most essential element in determining her level of success across the board in her life. Women who attain higher levels of education not only see an improvement in their economic situation, but also get the information and skills necessary to make decisions that are in the best interest of the health and longevity of their families. This is something that will be of great use to the whole family.

As a rule, domestic violence committed against women is significantly more prevalent than domestic violence committed against men

The news media has a tendency to scare us with shocking statistics in the aftermath of devastating events around the world, such as the enormous number of service members who were killed in this or that conflict between this and that year. Did you know that during that same time period, an alarmingly high percentage of women were killed by a man with whom they shared an intimate relationship, either a current or a former male companion? Women make up nine out of every ten people who are victims of domestic abuse, and each year, a sizeable number of women are the recipients of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner.

Despite the fact that the media are unable to report on every incident, we have seen studies conducted by numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that document the appalling number of women who are killed by their partners or husbands on average once a day. As a significant drag on the economy, domestic violence is responsible for the annual loss of hundreds of millions of euros in productivity and for the payment of hundreds of millions of euros in medical bills.

People who are abused have a significantly higher risk of being poor, having health problems, and having a lower level of education compared to people who do not experience abuse throughout their lives. This begins at a young age, which is alarming because it suggests that a large number of adolescents have experienced some sort of partner abuse.

To put an end to this pattern, we need to educate children from a young age on how to cultivate positive relationships and make an effort to ensure that victims have access to the appropriate assistance and resources.

In the world of politics, there is a severe lack of women who can serve as role models

Although women have had the right to vote for nearly a century, it has only been in the most recent decades that we have started to appear on the ballot as regular candidates for political office. At the moment, women constitute approximately 20 percent of members in Congress and 25 percent of members in state legislatures.

It is absolutely necessary to increase the number of women who hold political office if we are going to be able to more accurately represent the concerns of the countries that are home to millions of female residents.

Those who have survived sexual assault are continuing to fight for their rights

It has been brought to our attention on multiple occasions that a culture of rape is a significant problem in our society. In addition, learning about instances of sexual assault victims whose perpetrators were freed from jail after serving only three months of their sentence is one of the most heartbreaking things that can happen. All too frequently, we as a society fail to recognize rape as the severe crime that it is. Instead, we choose to repress survivors by employing strategies such as victim shaming, misogyny, and rape-splaining.

This is a problem since rape is a serious crime. The following is just an illustration, if there are 1,000 cases of rape, only 96 of the culprits will be brought to justice. When it comes to rapes, the number of cases that are ever reported is only around one in three. The majority of the time, this occurs because the victim does not want to risk revenge or, even worse, the possibility of not being believed.

Even though we have had some success in having our rights protected in regards to sexual assault, it is essential that we continue to put pressure on the government and society to ensure that they keep their commitment to justice.