Gender equality

Gender equality can often be achieved just by holding everyone to the same standard. The problem, as highlighted by the evidence reviewed above, is the irrational gender bias that women and girls are routinely subjected to.

Objective of gender equality is a society in which women and men enjoy the same opportunities, rights and obligations in all spheres of life.

Here are some of the steps to achieve gender equality in our life:

1.Stop child marriage: If we want girls to complete education we have to end child marriage.

2.Empower mothers: When mothers are educated and empowered to make choices in their lives, they enable their daughters to go to school.

3.Work together: Between 1999 and 2010, the ratio of girls in secondary school fell from 83 to 82 girls for every 100 boys at the secondary level from 67 to 63 girls for every 100 boys at the tertiary level.

4.Encourage women into non-traditional vocations: To make the long-lasting change in women’s life, support women in non-traditional jobs.

5.Raise aspirations of girls and their parents: We need to give girls images and role models that expand their

dreams.

6.Give proper value to women’s work: The unpaid work women and girls do provide the foundation for the global economy.

7.Get women into power: A proven way to overcome many systematic barriers to a women’s success has been increased participation by women in local, regional and national legislation as empowered change agents.

8.Let girls use mobile phones: The majority of girls do not have access to using basic technology such as mobile phones and computers because of infrastructure related challenges and economic reasons.

9.Talk to women and girls: Gender equality in every realm is that women and girls voices are too often excluded from global and national decision making.

In this way we can help women and girls to achieve gender equality.