All genders have equal rights.
Jul 07, 2021|5Gender Equality
Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Equality is achieved when people are treated the same, regardless of what they look like, their gender, or sexual orientation.
Gender equality can be understood a little better by looking at gender roles. Gender roles are customs and behaviors learned by a person as appropriate to their gender. Gender roles in society tell us how we are expected to act, speak, dress, groom, and conduct ourselves based upon our gender. For example, some cultures deem as appropriate for boys to wear blue, and girls should wear pink at birth. These are gender roles.
Gender inequality arises when one group is seen in society as having more rights than the other.
10 Causes of Gender Inequality
- Uneven access to education.
- Lack of employment equality.
- Job segregation.
- Lack of legal protections.
- Lack of bodily autonomy.
- Poor medical care.
- Lack of religious freedom.
- Lack of political representation.
- Societal mindsets
Thinking Cap On
What can you do to prevent gender inequality happening around you?
How many times have you witnessed inequality based on someone's gender? What does it mean to you to be a boy or a girl? Should our gender change the things we are capable of doing?