INQUIRY QUESTION!

How can a country achieve Gender Equality?

After I  looked at the link that  am going to provide below I was more than surprised to find out that no country had achieved the gender perfect equality! I feel sad about this and I want to find out how the countries below the list can achieve the gender equality, I know it will be kinda hard for them to achieve it, but it takes certain force and realization for them to achieve it! I will be glad if you guys shared with me what you think countries can do or the roles that the citizen  and the government need to play I order to achieve gender equality!

http://hdr.undp.org/en/composite/GII

 

 

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One thing to consider on this chart, Victor, is that by virtue of the fact that mothers are the ones who have to give birth (at least at this point in history! ) and are the ones who are nursing their young, a difference of 10% isn't really all that much within a whole nation of working people. There would always be, a portion of the population, among child-bearing aged people, home taking care of young ones. So in the case where the women are participating in the employment sector in the 50% and men in low 60's % that is probably a pretty reasonable differential?  

This is a very challenging but also interesting topic.Gender inequality is a big problem that many countries are facing.I think government can assist by educating citizens why gender equality is important in society.Personally i would look at the developed countries and find out what steps they have taken to get far without discriminating both men and women.I believe in developed countries men and women contribution is considered so this step might be a help in your research.

I think this is a very interesting question and an important topic to explore. I think one major problem when it comes to gender equality that we don't often talk about that occurs in first world countries people dramatizing the gender issues that we face. While countries like Canada do face gender issues they are in no way as severe as in other countries, and I feel as though if people really want to fight the gender cause they need to be looking at other countries and not focusing on the smaller problems here. I think this can be a very sensitive subject but one the really needs to be talked about.  

This is a really interesting and difficult topic! The chart you provided has surprising information. I'm curious if all countries consider gender equality the same? What some may consider equal, perhaps others may not, which may inadvertently end up contributing to inequality. I think citizens can help by being considerate & respectful of each other, and seeing men & women not necessarily the same but as equals. Men & women each have different things to contribute and we should work with this, not against it. Governments can help by studying barriers to gender equality, addressing fears that can arise, and educating citizens regarding why gender equality is important to society as a whole. They can also work to empower individuals and societies to speak up for themselves and for others. The United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women website has some interesting and helpful information on gender equality and gender mainstreaming that may help. I'm interested to see what you discover about this topic!

This is a really interesting project you are working on! It is quite a huge task to have gender equality in a country. If I were you I'd probably look at the happiest/most peaceful countries in the world and what they have done to make it like that. I'm sure the happiest countries are the ones who have made changes for the best. I'm grade 6 I read up on China and how each family could only have one child. They always wanted boys because they could do work and carry along the families name. They would throw away girl babies (literally). It got to a point where there were so many men, they were having trouble repopulating and they eventually made a change about that'd or the best. Steps like that are the steps countries need to make to achieve gender equality.

This United Nations human development report  is really cool! It would be interesting if you did an analysis of the information in the index you found.  What really surprised me is that even in the countries with the highest human development not everyone had a secondary education. And then when you get to the countries with a lower human development it's really disheartening  how many people don't have access to education. 

One of my favourite documentaries is Girl Rising. It's about the impacts of educating girls in developing countries. I couldn't find a free version of it online, but you can watch it on Netflix if your home stay family has it. I would really recommend it, it can give you some really good insight for your project.

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