“Gender equality refers to the equal rights
“Gender equality refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities between women and men. Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same but that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female. It is not only a women’s issue but should concern and fully engage men as well as women.” Equality between gender is important in everyone’s life because it is basic of human rights and one of keys for development. This topic is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for sustainable people-centred development.
However, there are not a single country in the world that is absolute gender equal. Since women and men are unequal in every conceivable way in endless circumstances such as physical factors, social status or social opportunity. Women have to suffer extremely under the power of men for many generations. Men believe that they are superior to women due to their biological hormones and instinctive intellect. “Another origin is sexual discrimination; even in the world today, many women are viewed by men as just sex objects rather than a real human being.” They always degrade women in several ways for their own satisfaction, for instance, sexual harassment, physical and emotional abusive. “Violent behaviour is generally perceived to be an integral part of male behaviour and as a normal feature of being a man.”Patriarchy are also the foundation of the social order everywhere. It may be hard to find the solution for this problem due to men’s intensive belief but these cruel behaviors must be solve urgently. Women should be helped from these unpleasant activities. Gender equality also should be promoted in all spheres of society. So, women’s rights organizations are established for this reason. Gender equality supporter believe that equality between gender will help reducing many problems which happens from sexual differences. It will end violence, exploitation and discrimination against women. Although there are many women’ rights organizations for advancing gender equality, women still lack of fairness in education, labor market, domestic abuse, and lower class because belief of men has never disappeared.
Nevertheless,. many countries in globally have much equality between men and women. According to World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017, it shows how close each country is to achieving gender equality. “The score is based on good results in terms of political empowerment, educational attainment and improvements in women’s economic participation.” The report reveals that Iceland is the global leader in gender equality which closed more that 87% of overall gender gap. From this evidence, I argued that gender equality can be achieved in some day.
The essay is divided into four parts. In the first part is about gender inequality in the world today. The second part focuses on Iceland as an example of gender equality development. The third part focuses on key factors for Iceland gender equality accomplishment. The final part is a summary of the essay.