“Gender equality is not a woman’s issue, it is a human issue. It affects all of us.” - Unknown I chose this topic because I honestly believe that all people, no matter what gender should be treated equally, because we are all special and should be treated as such in society. Gender equality through the years has been one of the main social issues since the creation of the world. According to the Oxford dictionary gender equality defines as the state in which access to rights or opportunity is unaffected by gender (“Gender Equality”). In general, gender equality is an equal treatment for both women and men.
Internationally, the convention aims for women to be permitted to attain a political identity without any discrimination. Its purpose is to recognise and employ the principle that both men and women have the right to take part in their country’s government; either “directly or indirectly through freely chosen representatives” , the right to equal access to public service in their country and the right to equalized status in relation to political rights. Laws must be enforced within agreeing countries to implement these rights. Entering into force officially in Australia ... ... middle of paper ... ...iscrimination an issue highlighted in the CPRW. The convention states that women shall obtain political rights, ‘without any discrimination’, however as shown in the case of Julia Gillard this principle is not always existent.
According to Merriam Webster dictionary, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” However, feminism is more than equality between genders. Feminism is not about hating men, traditional family structures or typical gender tastes. Feminism is about independence and acceptance for every one of every gender and sexuality
The convention consisting of 30 articles, include a definition of what comprise discrimination against women and equality principles to enforce fairness through legal reforms. By signing the convention, the state is committed to introduce the principles of equality of men and women in their constitution or other legislation. Removal of discriminatory laws and adoption of new laws supporting gender equality are to be carried out. Organization protecting women rights are to be set up and safeguarding women from any discriminatory acts. The countries that ratified the treaty have legal obligations to act in accordance with the principles in the
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Liberal feminists believe all women are capable of using their ability to achieve equality. They believe that it is possible for change to happen without having to change the structure of society. Issues important to Liberal feminists are, Abortion rights, Sexual harassment, voting, education, Equal pay for men and women, childcare, and domestic violence against women and
The international development goals that I have chosen for gender equality are the “Girl Up” project, “United Nations Women” and the “Millennium Development Goals,” which all aim at empowering women, improving gender equality, and lastly, improving women’s overall health and wellbeing. These goals cannot be reached without closing the gaps between men and women; therefore, we must empower women by providing them with education, safety, accessibility to reproductive health, and making them equal to men (WHO, 2014). The world has had numerous achievements thus far; however, gender equality still “remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century” (Karni, 2014).
Ethnocentrism is another major factor in the case of human rights and it has existed since the beginning of the human race. The use of universalism which is the idea that advocates loyalty and concern to others without regard to one’s nationality and culture, can help manage ethnocentric based issues. Universalism is sought out to also coincide with human rights because they both believe the same values of each individual. In the article Human Rights Debate: Universalism Versus Relativism it states “Many scholars see human rights as a universal phenomenon, and they regard them as the means to a greater social end: they are, they believe, fundamental and common to all societies. Human rights are part of the inherent dignity of every human being: they belong to all in equal measure because all are human...Universalists thus base their understanding of human rights on the liberal tradition that rights accord to the individual a set of minimum standards by virtue of his or her being human – a universal concept in that they reach out to every person alive.” (www.
Liberal versus Marxist Feminism and Women in Corporate America Liberal feminists believe that oppression and inequality must be justified. In other words, any inequality between genders must be explained and justified, in order for it to be accepted by the liberal feminists. According to our textbook, the liberal feminism originated from the social contract theories. Such theories state that all forms of social domination or authority must be justified, according to the textbook. Liberal feminists hold a view that every member of the society should be equal.
Feminism According to the Collins Dictionary ’feminism’ is the advocacy of equal rights for women. The word feminist means relating to or advocating equal rights for women. The feminist movement is also known as the women’s liberation movement and aimed at procuring equal rights for women. Feminism is the theory that men and women should be equal politically, economically and socially. This forms the core of all feminist theories but it does not subscribe to gender differences or similarities .If you believe that women and men should be politically, economically and socially equal for your own reasons and hold your own ideas about how you can make that happen then you can generally consider yourself to be a feminist i.e.