Oprah Winfrey said, “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” So gender equality is an important issue in society. Gender equality is a process of equality between men and women. To ensure fairness, it is often necessary to adopt strategies and measures to compensate for the historical and social disadvantages of women, which hinder men and women from doing business in a level playing field. Equality leads to equality. Gender equality requires men and women to have equal access to valuable goods, opportunities, resources and rewards in society. Where gender inequality exists, women are often excluded or disadvantaged in decision-making and access to economic and social resources.
Therefore, a key aspect of promoting gender equality is empowering women, with a focus on identifying and correcting power imbalances and giving women more autonomy to manage their lives. Gender equality does not mean that men and women become the same; only access to opportunities and changes in life is neither dependent on nor restricted by their gender. Achieving gender equality requires empowering women to ensure that decisions at private and public levels and access to resources are no longer favored by men so that men and women can participate fully in productive and reproductive life as equal partners.
First, there are differences between the roles of men and women, and differences in different approaches are needed. Second, there is systemic inequality between men and women. In general, women have significant disadvantages in accessing resources and opportunities. In addition, women are under-represented in the decision-making process that determines their society and life. This inequality limits the progress of any society because it limits the opportunities for half the population. When women are unable to reach their full potential, that potential is lost to society as a whole. Program design and implementation should strive to address one or both of these factors.
Judge Memorial Catholic High School