It’s time that all of us see gender as a spectrum as an alternative of two units of opposing beliefs.” – Emma Watson
Let’s close gender gaps in all spheres and dimensions-Social, Cultural, Political, Economic Education, Workforce, Promotion & Position, Leadership, Pay & Wages, Division of Labour, Health, Domestic Responsibilities, Safety & Security- create equal opportunities everywhere.
#GenderEquality is key to accelerate sustainable development in a progressive society. Having a balanced view always yields greater results- be it home, society, or workplace which comes from having perspectives from male and female leaders to ensure that men and women have an equal chance to contribute both at home and in the workplace, thereby enhancing their well-being and that of society.
Closing the gender pay gap, Iceland with Vidir Ragnarsson & Rajni Vohra (www.wahwoman.in) Equal pay for equal work of equal value.
According to the reports, worldwide women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, which results in lifetime income inequality between men & women (Source:https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/reports/2014/05/19/90039/explaining-the-gender-wage-gap/) since the number of women in the workforce increased significantly during the second half of the 20th century that led to multiple discussions around gender equality in the workplace. The gender pay gap is one of the most discussed, yet rampant phenomena across the World. The gender pay gap is the result of many factors. To discuss more of it, Vidir Ragnarsson, Equality advocate joined us on #wahwoman( www.wahwoman.in)
Montenegro, an enchanting Balkan country according to the UN, is committed to ensuring that women and girls have equal rights and opportunities in all spheres of life and live free of violence. To understand the impact on gender equality and women issues of #Montenegro, complex economic, social and political environment, Aleksandra Gligorovic, joined us from Montenegro, on #WahWoman ( www.wahwoman.in) who has been handling various such projects. Watch it:
According to #UNDP, Moldova’s rural women are four times more prone to absolute poverty and more vulnerable to climate change,( source: https://www.md.undp.org/content/moldova/en/home/projects/sustainable-resilient-communities-through-women-empowerment.html) thus, efforts are being made to build a sustainable & inclusive resilient community. To know more about the women related issues and gender empowerment and endeavors in the country, Olga Bitca, joined us from Moldova on #WahWoman (www.wahwoman.in), who is a member of the board for gender-equality for a platform from #Moldova, a consultant project manager resources center for human rights at, Resource Center for Human Rights at #CReDO, Moldova.
The consequences of wars, conflicts, affect all, however, the impact of any humanitarian disaster, in general, is disproportionate on women and children and that leaves scars on their souls for a lifetime. The case in point is the Bosnian war that displaced and affected thousands of women and children. To know the deep-rooted impact on the contemporary population women, in particular, we invited a guest on #wahwoman(www.wahwoman.in) to share her perspective and offer us more insight into the current plight of women in the country, Neive Heskin, a human rights activist at #OSCE, Watch it https://lnkd.in/ey6wEuP
The word violence often triggers visuals of physical aggression, hurt, or damage, but violence is just not physical, but it can be mental, emotional, financial, sexual, or in other forms. When we especially point to Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex OR gender identity. Patriarchal attitude coupled with stereotyping gets manifested in many ways. Our guest, Asia Guerreschi, who joined us from Italy on zoom for #WahWoman channel(www.wahwoman.in), she is co-founder of an organization ‘Bon’t Worry INGO’, that takes care of gender-based violence, spoke to us more about it. She is also associated with the European Parliament in Editorial Communication Unit Internal policy. Watch it, link below
Gender inequality has been prevalent in society for ages. Gender biases are profoundly embedded in us and consciously or subconsciously, we start holding attitudes or stereotypes towards men and women most of the time. Cyprus has adopted several national action plans to address domestic (‘family’) violence, human trafficking, poverty, and social exclusion. In Cyprus, the promotion of gender equality through policy and legislation is a relatively recent phenomenon, according to the European Institute of gender equality- One of the most fundamental developments in #Cyprus is gender mainstreaming in peace and security. To know more about Cypriot women and the progress that happened on gender equality front, #WahWoman, invited a well-known guest from Cyprus Magda Zenon, a gender activist. Watch her Interview.