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  • The concept of gender equity primarily refer to the full equality of men and women to enjoy the complete range of political, economic, civil, social and cultural rights, with no one being denied access to these rights, or deprived of them, because of their sex according to univeral declaration of human rights. CEDAW declares the “same rights” and the “same opportunities” which must be available to all men and women in various fields of human activity, including education, marital legislation, and labor. Council of Europe promote a balanced participation of women and men in political and public life and encourage the integration of a gender perspective into all programmes and policies.According to New Gender Equality commission (2012), Women continue to earn less, decide less, and count less than men. There is one area where women count more than men: in the records of victims of violenceGAD GAD-Gender and Development model is based on an understanding of gender relations and empowers the weak (he or she). Gender is socially constructed and gender relations are power relations. Here power is an important analytical category. Explicit measures of gender inequalities are sex-ratio, literacy rates, health and nutrition indicators, wage differentials, ownership of land and property. Gender Audit as a tool to engender governance Gender Budgeting.
  • Such norms and construct perpetuates stereotypes that are detrimental to woman.
  • Gender Equity

    1. 1. Mir Hussam-ud-Din Quasmi Worl d I n C on s u l t i n g (P ri vat e) L i mi t ed WWW.WorldinConsulting.Com Mir.Quasmi@WorldinConculting.Com TEL: 051 232 1228 CELL: 0300 5000 291
    3. 3. Contents            What is gender equity? Movements of Gender Equity. Why does Gender inequality exist? Gender Equity Barriers. How to attain gender equity? Gender Equity and religious paradigms. Why just females’ marginalization? Pathways towards sustainable gender equity For or against gender equity? Goals and objective of the presentation. Basic Questions
    4. 4. What is Gender Equity?  According to Oxford dictionary the word ‘Equity’ means fairness, righteousness and justness  Gender equity means fairness, righteousness in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities between two genders regardless of any gender discrimination of man and woman.
    5. 5. Movements of Gender Equity  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN, 1949.  CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women).  GAD (Gender and Development model)  UN Gender Mainstreaming Policy & Strategy, 2006
    6. 6. Why do Gender Inequalities exist?  Gender inequalities exist because of discrimination in; 1) Family 2) Society 3) Culture 4) Religious norms 5) Societal institutions 6) Biological views
    7. 7. Gender Equity Barriers  Patriarchal Societies  Poverty  Women are largely relegated to vulnerable of employment, hence disturbing the gender equilibrium.  Violence against women continues to undermine effort to reach all goals of gender equity.  Unequal distribution of opportunities and education.  Fewer social benefits.
    8. 8. How to attain gender equity? By achieving equitable access to:  adequate food and basic needs to increase personal security.  Balance in sustainable development decision-making.  By creating equal economic opportunities.  By equitable access to life resources.  By controlling gender-blind policies  By changing the power structure between women and men as well as in the ideologies and institutions that preserve and reproduce gender inequality.
    9. 9. Gender equity and Religious paradigms  Religion (at its best) can act as a significant counterweight to support hegemonic institutions of the state , market, society and culture to perpetuate any ideology regarding gender discrimination and gender equity.
    10. 10. Why just females’ marginalization? The emphasis with in the rights frameworks lay on protection of the individual rather than groups rights, but through out the history due to patriarchal setups of the society the issue of gender inequality highlights limitations of the rights marginalization of females rather then males. and
    11. 11. Pathways toward sustainable Gender equity  Physical security.  Eradication of gender based violence.  Guaranteeing legal identity.  Enabling access to and control over resources.  Providing access to decent work and livelihoods.  Ensuring access to public services.
    12. 12. Pathways toward sustainable Gender equity  Guaranteeing access to information.  Facilitating access to information.  Facilitating access to justice.  Measuring social inclusion and access to Rights.  Valuing social cohesion and diversity.
    13. 13. Far or against Gender Equity? The Acceptance Continuum of Audience /Listeners 1. Leaders who are committed to change and will work hard for it. 2. Supporters who will help but not lead. 3. Fence-sitters who won’t do anything to help or to hinder. 4. Skeptics who may passively resist the change. 5. Resisters who will actively work against the change.
    14. 14. Goal / Objective of the Presentation It is not necessary for everyone to agree to make substantial gender equity progress but our main goal is to move everyone one step up the ladder in order to construct social change by dismantling gender in equality in society and at least to make everyone think and ponder upon this issue.
    15. 15. Basic Questions!!!  What is gender equity?  Why it is so important?  What are social and cultural upheavals regarding gender discrimination?  How to achieve gender equity?  How gender equity can be helpful in achieving social equilibrium?