Featured image is from 416 Lit. There are 4 types of oppression that directly affect women according to Suzanna Weiss in her article in Bustle.com published in 2 December 2015. These experiences disproportionately affect women due to their gender: Ageism According to Weiss, 19 percent of women ages 29 to 31 were called back, compared… Read More What is Oppression?
“The movement was given the name ‘feminism’ because it focuses on the gender inequality issues that impact women. Just like any other civil rights category, feminism is a term used to show that one supports women’s equality and wants to address the serious amount of gender discrepancies they face daily. It does not take away… Read More Feminism Defined From Egalitarianism and Humanism
Women’s Empowerment Principles (from UN Women) Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination. Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all women and men workers. Promote education, training, and professional development for women. Implement enterprise development, supply chain… Read More Women Empowerment Principles
“1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that… Read More One Billion Rising 2017
Source: UNECSO’s Gender Mainstreaming Implementation Framework (2003). Retrieved from: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/BSP/GENDER/PDF/1.%20Baseline%20Definitions%20of%20key%20gender-related%20concepts.pdf Source: Gender Equality in Ireland Website. From: http://genderequality.ie/en/GE/Pages/WhatisGE
“Sex refers to the biological characteristics that categorise someone as either female or male.” Source: Reeves, Hazel and Sally Baden (2000). “Gender and Development: Concepts and Definitions”. BRIDGE – Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Retrieved from: http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/sites/bridge.ids.ac.uk/files/reports/re55.pdf
“A social organizing force that encompasses the domains of the biological, intrapersonal, interpersonal and social and that determines a person’s access to and control of opportunities and resources. It is a system of difference and inequality that interacts with other systems such as race and class but is nonetheless distinct from it.” Sylvia Estrada Claudio, M.D.,… Read More What is Gender?