thinking of equality
The social change necessary for gender equality
A social change occurs as a consequence of a modification in the structure of a society that can affect its values, norms, or traditions. The onset of social change can be slow, but when it starts it is difficult to stop it, and that is what is happening with gender equality. Do you consider that a social change is important to achieve gender equality? What are you doing to contribute to that change?
What is gender equality?
According to UNESCO, gender equality is defined as the equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of women and men, and girls and boys. Equality does not mean that men and women are the same, but that rights, responsibilities, and opportunities cannot depend on sex.
Gender equality as a millennium goal
Although progress was made on gender equality between 2000 and 2015, discrimination against women is still a reality and that is why it is one of the Millennium Development Goals.
How can you contribute to social change to contribute to gender equality?
Although all social agents are important to achieve gender equality, from our particular field we can make daily efforts to contribute to the changes necessary for that equality to be real.
Your role in social change for gender equality is fundamental, and the education of future generations is the foundation. For this reason, from childhood, it is necessary to learn inequality and to promote the assumption of responsibilities without taking gender into account. In what way do you contribute to make it possible?
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.