Recently I was finding an idea for the reporton internet and I opened a website World Economic Forum and there was a surveyabout gender equality it grasped my mind and the same day Saudi Governmentannounced that Saudi women are allowed to drive so that moment I decided to write a report onthis topic. Many countries in the world are against gender inequality, but thisis a big issue as it can effect countries development as well as literacy.
Ifwe didn’t do anything to stop it there will be some serious consequences likeit can result in losing millions of lives many victims of different cases willnot be able to raise their voices due to inequality for women. This problem canalso have a consequence that the talent of many women might be wasted, the intelligencecould not be utilized which will result in many things remaining undiscoveredand many issues and problems remaining unsolved.Global Perspective Still,shocking gender inequality exists in this world even after many internationaland national measures have been taken. Many people in the world wants to makethe world equal for men and women both but still many people wants to besuperior to women but United Nations is working hard to make the world equalplace recently they made an Organization called United Nations Women, anintergovernmental organization, “UN Women is the UN organization dedicated togender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women andgirls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needsworldwide.”(unwomen.org) In mostdeveloped countries like New Zealand, women are allowed to live their lives asthey want there are no restrictions like those in some Middle Eastern countriesthat women are even not allowed to leave their house without the permission oftheir husband. In recent years, the ideology of liberalism has been promoted alot it has allowed everyone to do and think what they want.
I think that womenshouldn’t be dealt like slaves that even before exiting house they have to asktheir husband but as the world is moving forward many organizations andcountries are working hard for the rights of women. Recently Saudi Governmenthas also shared their interest in giving rights to women as they givenpermission to women living there to drive a car which was recentlyprohibited “The decree said that womenwould be allowed to drive”(Aljazeera 27, September 2017).Out of 135 nations,only 4 nations have been able to achieve the ideology of gender equality. Themeasures which make the place best for men and women to live is health, basiceducations, job opportunities and the right to think and speak.The reasonsfor the gender inequality vary place to place. But there are some crimes whichare common in most of the countries murder of women, violence, and rape. Honorkilling is also a very noticeable issue as women are killed in keeping thehonor of their families. Recently 3000 women in Guatemala,130million women in Africa and approximately 5,000 women inIndia became the victims of gender inequality some were killed some weremutilated and women in India were killed as women’s family didn’t give men’sfamily annual money due to which bride were burned.
Not onlythis way they are discriminated but also in jobs there is gender inequalitywomen are paid less compared to men or in many cases they work in informalsectors where they are not paid. Approximately they only own 1% of the world wealth.Most cases women work hard but their promotions are limited which not onlyaffect them but also waste a lot of talent of a country and results in notadvancing and it effects GDP.
National Perspective Founder ofPakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had stated that a nation can never bedeveloped if women are not working side by side with men, but if I have to talkabout the present situation of Pakistan we can clearly see the genderdiscrimination. Pakistani women can be divided into two groups. First who are consideredburden for families and others who are extremely important for their family.The class which is educated and knowsthe importance of daughter, but theclass which is lacking in education thinks that they are a burden on them the mainreason for this gender inequality isthat in Pakistan parents think when they will get old their daughter will getmarried and leave there house and will get settled with her husband and we willremain lonely for rest of the life our whole life hard work and money spentwill not be rewarded back , moreover another problem is that parents who belongto small families or traditional families also do not want their property to betransferred to another family as a childinherits the property of their parents.
Parentsprefer men over women in Pakistan as according to their ideology men is abetter helping hand than men. How can they be a helping hand unless they willnot be appointed at good posts until there will be gender inequality? They willbe employed for jobs (women comprise over half of Pakistan’s population, yetonly 22.7 percent are part of the labor force) (pk.undp.org ).Problem is thatonly according to a survey only 3% ofthe women are given the position in management in that survey Pakistan wasrated lowest this survey was held by an international labor organization.
Moreover, another problem is that most people in Pakistan are farmers or belongto such types of families which make men superior over women as men will becontinuing his farming and business but women will not be able to do so.Sex-selective abortion is another big problem in Pakistan just to have a maleboy they terminate the pregnancy. The literacy rate for women is also very lowthen men But we also cannot neglect theefforts of Pakistan as they are also working hard to promote gender equality.Only for women, Pakistan has set 60 permanent seats in national assembly it canbe more but not less. Moreover, Pakistan is one of the least Muslims countrieswho allow their women to play sports at international level. Not only this topromote the concept thatwomen are equal to men Punjab government also hired a female traffic police tocontrol the traffic that woman is the Pakistan’s first ever women who isworking as a traffic warden in Pakistan but still, we have to improve a lotstill a long way to go to reach the level of developed countries.Personal PerspectiveGenderequality should be the basic principle of every society.
A society cannot besuccessful until male and female both are not considered equal in a society..Women are also the member of the same community they have same abilities.According to me being sexist not only effects the society but also results in effectingthe country economy as well as GDP a lot mostly developed countries have aminor gap between gender inequality. Women should be allowed to do what theywant but if she is wrong in something then some restrictions should be appliedto her.According toWEF GENDER GAP2016 we can clearly see most countries are having less male andfemale discrimination there GDP is high and mostly they are developed and thereeducation rate is high. Women makes 49.
6% population of the world if we will beneglecting almost half of the population due to a small change in them then howwill the world develop quickly average every country in the world have apopulation of women more than 40% with the interference of these people how cana country move toward growth, development how can one’s GDP be improved.Liberalism is a weapon which can easily change the mind, thinking of our peoplethe problem is that we never listen to others we have set a single perspectiveuntil we will not listen to others opinions we will never move forward we willnever be able to minimize the gender difference. As after comparing WorldEconomic Forum survey about Gender Gap and Business Insider Uk survey we caneasily see that countries which have topped in liberalism list have also toppedin gender equality list i.e. Iceland, Sweden, Norway, have topped in both listso according to me it is enough to convince that liberalism is the enemy ofgender in equality Scenarios1) Genderinequality almost abolishedThere is nodoubt that this statement might one day come true the world is working hard tostop gender inequality but till now no one has succeeded but there are a lot ofchance for this as in Scandinavian countries it is almost near its end.
Theyhave improved their education system 99% of their population is literate theyare taught how to behave, what are ethics and every person in their societyhave a right to speak and listen. They send their children to school at thesame age at which other countries do but there is a difference between them andother nations they spend their early ages in teaching those ethics and values.If other nations will start to follow the same pattern within 10 to 20 yearsworld will reach 1% of gender inequality. As this scenario is followed by fewcountries why can’t the whole world do this also? 2) Genderinequality killing a lot of women This can beanother scenario of the topic as the world is still unequal regarding women andthe world is somehow not in big trouble in this issue due to their educationsystem philosopher and motivation talkers and they are liberal they listen toeveryone and last most important UN interference.
Problem is that we can’tpredict future there can be a downfall of Super Power America as it is controlling the majority of the world itcan once again weaken the UN influence and problem of gender inequality canonce again hit countries in South Asia, Africa etc and it can result in gender inequality at itspeak problem is if pressure on these countries will not be kept built untilthey become fully gender equal they must be kept under some strict policies and supervision thatthey might result in the scenario above. These people mostly are narrowlyminded they do what they like never listen to others that what is right andwhat is wrong.3) Countryreaches peak or Country at its downfall (GDP)This is ascenario which depends on the whole population which means every gender, Ifwomen will be given rights and a little respect, they will be given goodeducation and jobs equal to men they will work hard which will make thecountry’s economy better, which will result in an increase in GDP.If they willnot be seen equal as a male it might result in the downfall n GDP.Possible course of actionUnitedNation should promote programs regarding this issue. Policies must be madewhich will be somehow related to Women’s right which must be covered.
Moreover,USA must show interest in it which will promote small countries. At nationallevel education must be made compulsory for every one which should be gendersensitive. If a men or women will have basic education hey will understandwomen importance. There should be strong punishment for Sexual Harassment ofwomen and sex abortion shall be prohibited if someone do she or he for thismust be punished. To clear the concept that they are equal they must be made tobe work in same place and the salary should be kept same and promotions shouldnot only be given to men but also to women .Moreover the idea of liberalism should be taught in alleducation systems and as well as the public should also be made aware about idea and philosophy of liberalism.
Untilwe all will not contribute our self we will not succeed in this mission. Personal response After allthe research I came up at a conclusion that liberalism and gender equality aretwo aspects which have to be kept with each other people with only broad mindare able to understand this moreover I also came to know that women areextremely important part of our community without them it is really difficultto survive they are the helping hands. Majority countries in the world are against this I don’t understand this iswrong in this. This will not benefit any one else but only your own country.World need to get equal for every one otherwise it will become a hell.
Againstthis some quick actions should be taken by UN to promote this issue like byasking governments to make laws for thisproblem and this way our world will become really peaceful and relaxing placeto live.