Test Your Knowledge On Women’s (In)Equality Around The World

by Emily Luong


  1. The Chinese women’s rights organization ACWF stands for
    1. All Chinese Women Fight
    2. All-China Women’s Federation
    3. Active Chinese Women’s Federation
    4. Amazing Chinese Women’s Fashion


  1. Chinese theoretical studies on women had to overcome this/these tabboo(s)
    1. Sex (dismissing sex in research)
    2. Class (equating women’s oppression with class oppression)
    3. Feminism (excluding feminist thoughts in studies of women in China)
    4. All of the above


  1. In December 1983 the Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act was passed in India, which made cruelty to a wife a cognizable, unbailable offense punishable by up to _______ imprisonment.
    1. 6 years
    2. 6 months
    3. 3 years
    4. 30 days


  1. The Bombay feminist group Forum Against Rape (FAR) originating in 1980 is now called
    1. Forum Against Sexual Assault
    2. Forum for Women’s Rights
    3. Forum Opposing Sex Crimes
    4. Forum Against Oppression of Women


  1. The Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW) actively resisted apartheid until the banning of its leaders forced the organization to cease functioning, but was revived in 1987.
    1. True
    2. False


  1. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Black South African women _________ the Western-based feminism they heard and read about.
    1. accepted
    2. dismissed
    3. were unsure of


  1. What kind of rights in Kenyan women have when it came to land?
    1. None
    2. All rights to own land
    3. User rights (passed down through husband’s patrilineage)
    4. Co-owning rights (owned half with husband)


  1. Women in central Kenya broke away from the most influential African political group of all time, Agikuyu Central Association, and formed their own group:
    1. Mumbi Central Association
    2. Jomo Central Association
    3. Moi Central Association
    4. Mau Mau Central Association


So, how did you do?



  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. D
  5. A
  6. B
  7. C
  8. A

1 Comment

  1. Women have never truly had the upper hand when it comes to equality. Although there are many places around the world where women are still being oppressed, from where we were to where we are now there has been a lot of progress made. It’s a slow change but it is definitely paving the way for women in the future.


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