I believe that women rights are very important. Im glad that in the United States, women have equal rights but in other countries women dont have the same rights. For five years, there have been many petitions in many states and countries, but none have been able to pass through. The women of the middle east have been given the opportunity to fight in their wars but does that really count as equal rights? The answer is no. Even though women’s rights have improved in 15 of 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past five years, nothing has even come close to what men’s rights are. I think that men and women should be treated equally because men and women are equals. So why cant they be treated the same in other countries? Only the governments of countries can control what goes on. Womens rights contain simple things like leaving the house or country or maybe even voting. It depends on religion and what country your in to determine your availability of rights as a woman. In 2005, terrorists attacked a school headmaster because he was teaching girls which is against the law in most middle eastern countries. As you can see, life for women in other countries isnt exactly a walk in the park so please respect women and be proud that you have equal rights in the United  States.