Gender Inequality

Feb 3rd, 2012
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From education, healthcare, violence, and job discrimination gender inequality is an ongoing issue that has to be addressed and eliminated. Women are an integral part of our society and world, and to marginalize an entire group is cruel, misplaced and unacceptable in a globalized, interconnected world. Even in the United States the voice of women is diminished as only 20% of the members of Congress are women (World Economic Forum 2009). During a speech, UN Women Goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson) launched a campaign called "HeforShe." One of her final words in her speech was directed to the men, "Men - I would like to take this opportunity to extend you a formal invitation. Gender inequality - It is your issue too" (Watson 2014).These words echo the truth, to fight gender inequality we are all going to have to work together. The United Nations has taken several initiatives to fight for women's rights and end gender discrimination.

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Gender InequalityNameSchool NameDateAbstractThis essay is an examination of the issues that revolve around gender discrimination and inequality. In this essay, I will list some of the basic issues that women face with regards to the issue, and also address the extreme levels that gender discrimination can escalate to. It is the conclusion of this essay and research that gender discrimination affects us all, and if we are to move towards a cooperative, inclusive and civilized society than gender discrimination has to end.Gender InequalityGender inequality today remains a significant and detrimental barrier to human development. The disadvantages that women and girls face relate to issues with health, political representation, education, and the labor market. Gender inequality is a global issue as those countries that have the most gender inequality, also exhibit the highest levels of underdevelopment. Gender inequality is going to have to be addressed and overcome by critical policy intervention, proactive thinking, and focused public policy aimed at overcoming the systematic disadvantages and discrimination against women.According to the most recent statistics, women earn 77% performing the same job and carrying the same responsibilities as men (National Committee on Pay Equality 2014). In addition, to this almost 25% percent wage gap, women face glass ceilings when it comes to prom

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