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Camp Strategar - Gender Equality Presentation

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These are the findings on the gender equality presentation completed at Camp Strategar this summer by our intern Eliana Sandhir.

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Camp Strategar - Gender Equality Presentation

  1. 1. Gender Equality Eliana Sandhir July 18, 2019 1
  2. 2. Camp Strategar Assignment Think about what gender equality and how it affects people around the world. 2
  3. 3. What is gender equality? 3
  4. 4. Definition of Equality Google Definition of Equality- the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. Google Search, Google, www.google.com/search?q=definition%2Bof%2Be quality&rlz=1CAQIDR_enUS743US743&oq=definit ely%2Bof%2Bequal&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.2900 6j1j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. 4
  5. 5. Examples: When a man says you can’t do that because you are a girl. When a group of girls laugh at a guy because how he’s sensitive and cries at a movie. 5
  6. 6. Problems in 3rd world countries Some problems in 3rd world countries is Corruption, poverty, war, hunger, healthcare, education, safety, and lack of money. While the problem mostly affects girls, many boys are also affected. Google Search, Google, www.google.com/search?rlz=1CAQIDR_enUS743US743&ei=LB4uXa2fLtq3tAa86ITYBg& q=3rd%2Bworld%2Bcountries%2Bproblems&oq=3rd%2Bworld%2Bcountries%2Bp&gs_l= psy-ab.3.0.0l6j0i22i30l4.24042.24849..26576...0.0..0.87.164.2......0....1..gws- wiz.......0i71.mrU20rJUIFE. 6
  7. 7. In the U.S.A In the USA, women get paid less. This may be because they don’t know how to ask for fair pay or because an employer thinks that a man can do it better than a woman. 7
  8. 8. Why does gender inequality exist? 8
  9. 9. 5 reasons of gender inequality in the U.S Wilson, Julie. “5 Top Issues Fueling Gender Inequality in the Workplace.” As You Sow, As You Sow, 25 Feb. 2019, www.asyousow.org/blog/gender- equality-workplace-issues. 1. Unequal pay: For decades, women have earned more bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees than men. Yet women in the U.S. workforce still earn less than their male counterparts 9
  10. 10. 2. Sexual harassment: A survey conducted in January 2018 by the nonprofit Stop Street Harassment found 38%of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and 81% reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, including verbal or physical assault. 3. Sexism: Women’s Policy Research found that Asian women have the highest median annual earnings and are compensated $46,000 per year. White women follow at $40,000, while Native American and Hispanic women have the lowest pay, earning $31,000 and $28,000 per year. 10
  11. 11. 4. Women are promoted less often than men: Women make up less than 5 percent of CEOs and less than 10 percent of women are top earners. 5. Fear of asking to be paid what you’re worth: For women, negotiating pay is often viewed as being greedy or desperate, which leads to hesitation when it comes to asking for their worth in the workplace. 11
  12. 12. 5 reasons of gender inequality in 3rd world countries “9 Key Issues Affecting Girls and Women around the World.” Global Citizen, www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/9-key- issues-affecting-girls-and-women-around- 1. Access to Education: UNESCO found that 31 million girls of elementary school age were not in school, and about 1 of every 4 young women in developing countries had never completed their elementary education. 12
  13. 13. 2. Employment Opportunities A survey conducted in January 2018 by the nonprofit Stop Street Harassment found 38%of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and 81% reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, including verbal or physical assault. 3. Child Marriage/Tradition Whether it’s domestic abuse, rape, or sexual trafficking, gender-based violence denies far too many women the opportunity to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. 13
  14. 14. 4. Healthcare : 225 million women in developing countries have unmet family planning services. This contributes to 74 million unplanned pregnancies and 36 million abortions every year 14
  15. 15. 5. Gender-based Violence Approximately 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020. Girls who marry before age 18 are typically denied an education 15
  16. 16. How do we solve gender inequality? 16
  17. 17. The Solutions …. 1. Talk to women and girls: Make sure women and girls’ voices are heard and promoted in global and national decision-making. Women also should not bash other women. Girl bashing should stop. It is not good for anyone. Leach, Anna. “12 Steps to Achieve Gender Equality in Our Lifetimes.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 Mar. 2016, www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals- network/2016/mar/14/gender-equality-women-girls-rights-education- empowerment-politics. 17
  18. 18. 2. Make education gender sensitive:Make sure textbooks and curriculum promote positive stereotypes for both genders. 3. Empower parents: Establish parental rights that are equal for men and women. Paternity and maternity leave exist in countries like Sweden that treat parents equally. 18
  19. 19. 4. Give proper value to ‘women’s work’: Equal pay based on skill, education and what someone brings to the workplace. Pay should not be based on gender. 5. Work together: If we want change, everyone must do their part. Our government, the people and our communities. 19
  20. 20. Thank You 20

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