United Nations has published a list of the top 10 countries that have done a remarkable job on gender equality.
But first let’s understand what it means to have “Gender Equality.”
Equality between women and men (gender equality): refers to the equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys.
Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same but that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female.
Gender equality implies that the interests, needs, and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognising the diversity of different groups of women and men.
Gender equality is not a women’s issue but should concern and fully engage men as well as women. Equality between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centered development.
Gender equality helps prevent violence against women and girls and makes our communities safer and healthier. It is a human right and it is the primary requisite for any civilised society.
Countries with greater gender equality are more connected, their people are healthier and have better wellbeing.
Can you help put your country to be on that list of achiving “Gender Equality.”