Gender inequality: have your say!

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Gender equality will take 132 years to achieve if we continue making progress at the current rate. Look at the global statistics about how men and women are treated unequally at work.

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    Pay

    On average, women are paid less than men. For every dollar that men earn, women earn 77 cents. This is called the gender pay gap.

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    Progress

    Since 2006, the regions that have made the most progress in closing their gender pay gap are North America, the Middle East and North Africa.

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    Education

    In the past, one of the biggest reasons for the gender pay gap was because fewer women had access to education. This situation is improving but the inequality still exists.

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    Unpaid work

    Women are more likely to do unpaid work at home. For example, looking after family members or household chores. Women may be doing as much as 30% more unpaid work than men.

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  • successful_crow | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 30 Oct 2022

    In my ernest opinion i feel men have a say more than women because they are superior over us. We can use Malala Yousafzai as a clear example in this topic she was born into a family that encoraged education for females. Her father wanted her to be treated equally. When the Talibans took control of their town they changed everthing girls should not go to school.They should only be at home doing chores and getting married at an early age. While the boys could have proper education and get jobs. Malala loved school and didnt let their rule get to her. She started to protest and fight against gender inequality. She was on a bus with some of her classmates and she was shot in the head because she was fighting against education right for girls. Luckily she survived the attack and is still protesting. This is simply setting an example for girls to try and stand strong for their fundamental rights no matter how fierce the consequences maybe. We shouldnt let men bring us down because they may be stronger or braver than us. We should learn to prove ourselves to them.👍

  • honest_cat | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 31 Oct 2022

    At the outset, I want to say that all people should be equal, so that we do not differentiate between them in language, religion, customs and traditions. We do not differentiate between women and men. I feel that men have a greater opinion in society, so that women work at home without a salary. But women have a lower salary than men Men evaluate women from the outside. Men have positions in which they make important decisions, such as the president of a company, a school teacher, or a university teacher.

  • mesmerising_swan | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 31 Oct 2022

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    Political exclusion is also a challenge women face because of their gender. It is not right to think women are the weaker gender and they are not able to handle leadership positions. Women can fully participate in politics and lead fairly and justly and there will be a sustainable strong, vibrant democracy and also a country where women's rights are not violated.

  • giving_mood | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    It is not supposed to differentiate between the sexes because both of them have many benefits, but there are some countries that refuse to educate women and this is a big mistake because women have opinions and ideas like men, so they have the right to education like men and there are many men who violate the right of women because they may be weak and when the woman goes to work They treat her badly and do not give her her full rights. Therefore, no distinction should be made between the sexes, because each gender has rights such as education, work and good treatment

  • cooperative_dolphin | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

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    I would like to say at the outset: Gender equality is equality between men and women and includes the concept that we are all human. Men and women are free to develop their own capacities and to make decisions. Equality means that the different behaviours, aspirations, and needs of women and men must be taken into account and valued equally. This does not mean that men and women should be the same but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities do not depend on their gender. Equality means fair treatment between men and women according to their own needs.
    However, the economic participation rate of women in the region is the lowest in the world, and despite the improvement in the educational level, there are several challenges facing women’s entry and survival in the labor force such as patriarchal stereotypes, etc.)
    This makes inequality exist!

  • brilliant_laboratory | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

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    We always hear the same words on gender equality but what can we really do to make sure that our movement towards it delivers full impact. I am for gender equality but we need to be certain that what were fighting for isn't going to be another epic fail. Protests and public statements are helpful but not helpful enough. What if we try convincing the whole world that everybody wins if women and men have equal rights to certain privileges by showcasing this through every chance we get. Men too can help in this, after all the more, the better.

  • agreeable_dusk | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Challenges facing women due to inequality
    They are equal and work opportunities. Women still suffer from inequality between them and men in obtaining employment opportunities, and women within society have fewer opportunities than men, and this does not mean jobs that require physical ability, but rather about job opportunities that require a certain level of study Experience and culture
    As the woman has the experience and the appropriate educational level, but she does not take the opportunity because she is only a woman.

  • forgiving_gazelle | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    I want to say first that there is no discrimination between the sexes, as both of them are important in a society. The man has authority in society and receives salaries, and therefore the woman stays at home and takes care of her children. The woman does not convey the importance of the man and some people think that a woman does not have a place in society and we must prove the status and importance of women in Community

  • champion_conclusion | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    The information that amazed me and that I was not familiar with and ignored is that women receive less wages than men. Does this apply to the same work that they do together in the same field?!! Women and their achievements are greater than the performance of some men. Therefore, I think that from my point of view, justice and equality between the sexes must be achieved, even if our thoughts, beliefs, languages, customs and traditions are different. Equality is an important right that removes feelings of derogation among individuals

  • champion_conclusion | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    I think that what must be done to achieve justice between the two parties in all fields, first, is the enactment of laws and legislation and the development of social and economic policies that promote that equality and work on equal opportunities in the workplace..Second: Technical and vocational training that enhances and develops skills and women's job opportunities

  • champion_conclusion | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Among the challenges that women face due to gender inequality. I will first talk about child care. This unpaid work makes women spend 5 times more hours on work than men spend in unpaid care work..Secondly, wages are declining as a result of restrictions imposed on Women. Third, customs, traditions, and patriarchal stereotypes that limit educational and work opportunities in some countries

  • amazing_computer | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

    It is true that it's actually necessary to believe in the equality of the two genders. If one cannot admit that there are legitimate differences between males and females, then that person makes the concept of gender equality between them entirely foreign. Men and women have equal dignity, and we are very similar on account of the fact we are the same species. However, generally speaking, men and women are different and play different roles. Understanding, accepting, and embracing this is necessary to understanding, accepting, and embracing our humanity.

  • digital_pigeon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Gender equality is the goal while gender neutrality and gender equity are the ways to help achieve the goal. Gender parity is used to measure gender balance in any situation, as it can help achieve gender equality but is not the same goal. Gender equality is more than representation of justice, it is tied closely to women's rights, and usually requires political change.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

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    To be honest none of these actually surprises me it's is common. But what pains me the most is the education not allowing women receive education is an infringement on their rights and it just holds a country back to be honest. The facts that the world uplifts one gender over the other, it's like women should cook and clean while men should work, sometimes I feel like it's a written rule somewhere but I have never seen it. It is literally the most retrogressive thinking ever. We all know the common saying equal work equal pay. I mean we all say change begins with you and things like that but does it really, personally I don't think so change begins with those not opportuned to have this information, change begins with our leaders, we can't keep having conversations like this and still have the same mindset everytime. Another problem we face that no one talks about is the objectifying of us to be honest, also to be honest we hurt ourselves no one wants to be seen as less so the moment they get the opportunity to use a fellow woman ad an uplifting stool they go for it. This is what I feel.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

    I find most of the facts I'm reading quite ironic you know, so you mean women actually do more work but get paid less I am speechless honestly. Look at this example a guy cooking in a restaurant and getting paid and a woman cooking at home and getting compliments, don't get me wrong it's a sign of appreciation but come on. A man washing plates at a business and a woman washing plates, irony this time she is not even complimented because she is supposed to do that. It does not even sound reasonable. Most time women's hopes get killed at a young age just because of her gender and it's not just ladies guys to you know. Just imagine the looks a guy would get if he says he wants to be a chef in the future. All these stereotypes doesn't do the world any good. It messes up our self-esteem frankly I know I don't think of certain jobs because of my gender, I have been told too many times directly or indirectly that I can't fit in.

  • pioneering_orca | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    From my point of view, men and women are equal in rights and duties and in some professional jobs that require a strong structure like men, unlike women, who are not suitable for them because of their weak structure that they instinctively have.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

    The whole gender FEMALE is not really portrayed as something I would like to be apart of I mean we are generally undermined around the world it's bad enough as it is but I mean we were never given a fair chance it was just concluded that we can't do anything useful. Politics for example of not for the recent efforts made to change the world which countries actually allow women in politics, we are all just beginning to want this woke reality but we have to realize that it's a two way strive both men an women are being treated unfairly. We should learn how to build up a gender equally positive world.

  • glad_concept | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

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    I would like to say at the outset: Gender equality is equality between men and women and includes the concept that we are all human. Men and women are free to develop their own capacities and to make decisions. Equality means that the different behaviours, aspirations, and needs of women and men must be taken into account and valued equally. This does not mean that men and women should be the same but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities do not depend on their gender. Equality means fair treatment between men and women according to their own needs.
    However, the economic participation rate of women in the region is the lowest in the world, and despite the improvement in the educational level, there are several challenges facing women’s entry and survival in the labor force such as patriarchal stereotypes, etc.)
    This makes inequality exist!

  • terrific_acorn | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 01 Nov 2022

    Women are not the only feminists, men too with the sense to acknowledge the importance of gender equality. How can females show their strength in this male-dominated society they find themselves in? How can we stop the passing on of this mentality to the other generations to come? What can be done to let our voices be heard by seemingly deaf ears, will this always go on like this? I for one say a big NO to the patriarchal system, misogynism, and male chauvinism. And I cannot understand why women constantly face discrimination by some antifeminist men when they just seek not only equality but acceptance as well. Will our children tell the same stories that we have lived? To stop this negative practice and culture, we have to take a stand and lend a hand to support this cause. But our public demonstrations, rioting, and protests aren't enough because we are still being silenced and ignored, like I said before, NO MORE. This is something that needs more than just words and actions, we also need hope for change. Let our fight be peaceful but firm, sending the message boldly and clearly but also calmly. We must find support in ourselves as feminists. Let us find voices for not only ourselves but for the voiceless among us as well because together we can do more.

  • glorious_lake | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Equality is mentioned in the Qur’an between all races, and the criterion for difference is piety only
    There is no difference between a man and a woman in the field of work or any field as long as there is self-respect for the person because the woman, since she has applied for work, that is, she is charged with carrying the responsibilities directed to her and performing them to the fullest, and she may have won more merit in her field of work than the man
    And this is only achieved away from people who hate women who do not like success for them

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    1. What amazes me the most is the unpaid work, as women do the work 30% more than their working hours, and above all, they do not give them money, why?? Is it not the right of anyone to claim his right?? And I demand justice for these women who work day and night in order to provide for their livelihood. I demand their promotion and making them like men with rights in everything (Do men have the right to get money and women not?? This is not reasonable)

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    2. It is necessary to issue laws that equal women and men and to spread the rights of women in all countries, as there are villages that do not know this, and women do it with an increase of 70%, and this is because women are ignorant of their rights. There are those who exploit women

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

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    3. One of the biggest problems that women face is forced marriage, as 59% are forced into marriage, which leads to a high rate of divorce and problems between families, but the main reason for this problem is the persecution of women's right to marry, so there must be laws that prevent this

    And also the problem of depriving a woman of her inheritance under the pretext that a woman cannot raise or open a home for her and her children and that only a man can do that, but this is a wrong idea as there are many great women and mothers who raised and created great generations like the great mother or Edison who With his upbringing, his establishment, and the discovery of his talent after the death of his father, we must not deny the virtue of women in this world, as I am behind every great man a woman.

  • spirited_snow | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Women and men are equal, for our religion urges us on the level, so there is no distinction between small and large, strong and weak, a man or a woman
    And I am surprised that some people do not recognize the importance of women
    But women have a big role in building society
    It is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an that there is no distinction between a man and a woman
    We must help raise awareness that women have a right to have a role, so we have two types of leaders so that every society can spring up cooperating and hand in hand

  • educated_queen | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 01 Nov 2022

    Women struggle so much in this society where men are glorified and are heard therefore, women should have their own voices just like men do. They should be able to voice their thoughts out. A women's place is not the kitchen and her job is not just taking care of her house and children. They are much more than this. Women can do the the jobs that men can do. And a women can help her husband just like him.

  • sensible_impression | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    Many countries and peoples practice gender discrimination as a result of a wrong social heritage, and these wrong ideas and habits must be changed in all possible ways.

  • illuminated_newspaper | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 01 Nov 2022

    I do strongly consider gender inequality to be wrong because women have legal rights to be provided freedom, be allowed to make speeches and vote. To continue, women have fundamental rights to perform all the actions above and many more but unfortunately the wide range of people around the world, believe that women are only supposed to be used as housewives, sex objects and hahve occupations like cleaners. Whereas, this is not the case. Furthermore, there are mobs of women who miraculously gather up their courage and try to be heard but no effect takes place.
    This is the wrong thing which many do to people who are trying to create a glimmer of hope for them and others.

    However, all women should be provided justice. So, a message to all of the people out there, keep your stand, stay strong and keep your head high. It doesn't MATTER if you are a WOMEN because democracy is a thing and you DESERVE to be HEARD!

  • successful_horse | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    world’s leaders have to join the world’s women ; if they genuinely step up their action for equality, building on the foundation laid in the last 20 years; if they can make the necessary investments, build partnerships with business and civil society, and hold themselves accountable for results, it could be sooner.

    Women will get to equality in the end. The only question is, why should we wait? we’re celebrating International Women’s Day now, confident in the expectation that we will have still more to celebrate next year, and the years to come.

  • perceptive_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 01 Nov 2022

    The one that surprises me the most is the one for pay which is on average, women are paid less than men. For every dollar that men earn, women earn 77 cents. This is called the gender pay gap. The reason why this one surprises me the most is because even if the job might be highly rated for men and not women doesn't mean women should get less money than the men. Just because they are both 2 different genders doesn't make one better than another. Anyone can start a web page saying that women should be paid the same thing as men and people can read it and share it to any family or friends so that will be shared around the world and eventually it might stop . Women get judged if they play football,basketball or any sport games because people when they first think of the game football they immediately think of a boy but girls can play too just because a game is mainly said just for boys does't mean girls can't play too.

  • brave_forest | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    A culture which treats its people like equals is one that warnants loyalty. In a workplace which focuses on equality, people feel valued and appreciated for their contributions and also feel that they will be listened to if they ever have an issue or idea to raise.

    Not only will this inclusive culture create loyal employees with lower turnover rates, by creating this kind of culture, you become an attractive employer to a wider range of employees too. It means you’ll succeed in boosting your talent pool and beating competitors to the top hires.

  • unique_reality | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly. Until womankind reaches the same degree as man, until she enjoys the same arena of activity, extraordinary attainment for humanity will not be realized

  • agreeable_dusk | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    For societies that differentiate treatment between the sexes I will tell you
    If you try to think about achieving equality for once and think about the effects that result from achieving equality and from these effects
    + Improving the standard of living and opportunities in life for all individuals in society.
    + Improving performance and providing high-quality public services as efficiently and effectively as possible
    + Building strong relationships and proving justice and transparency

  • respectful_music | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Nov 2022

    The thing that amazed me most is that in the past, the greatest reason for pay inequality was the small number of women that got proper education.. Really, why? because this is infact a huge descrimination against humanbeings.. if it because she is a women she don't have to learn or is it because he is a man he needs to learn.. All of us need to learn to explore ourselves and know our true interests

  • poetic_banana | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Nov 2022

    Women and men must have the same opportunities and have the same rights and obligations. Society is still unfair between the sexes. We all know what happens to women's rights and how they treat women in society. Women must be able to learn like men Men and women must share domestic affairs and violence against women must end In society there are a lot of men who despise women as their slaves who think it's fair? That women are great and all men should appreciate it There are a lot of men.Ignorant people in society who think that a woman cannot learn and succeed and that a woman to the kitchen just what are you without women, ignorant?! Women must own like men's rights and more yet.

  • awesome_sea | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Nov 2022

    Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, and therefore half of its potential. Gender equality is a fundamental human right and the foundation of all religions. A necessity for peace in societies and unleashing society’s full potential. Empowering women has been shown to stimulate productivity and economic growth.
    It is important to end the multiple forms of gender violence and ensure equal access to quality education, health, economic resources, and participation in political life for both women and girls, men and boys.

  • emotional_meaning | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 02 Nov 2022

    • women not being allowed to go to school in Afghanistan is so surprising because in this century everyone is being educated and when your not educated people look down on you and when your pairs are talking comprehensively you would not have that capacity to deliver you point well. Before you can work in an international or national organization you have to be well educated and this has closed so many opportunities for the women in Afghanistan.
    • Other Muslim religion leaders should come to an agreement with the Taliban so that they can consider some of the strict religious laws that are implemented on the people of Afghanistan.

  • curious_contribution | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 02 Nov 2022

    All the opinions are things we hear on a constant on the news, school and even at home but the irony is that more talking is done than action, as for the gender pay gap women should be paid equally especially if the job is stressful and time consuming also most people consider women working at home as a responsibility and duty even some women do not see this as unequal payment rather its best if they are appreciated by their immediate family.
    In my country women face a problem that I would like to term conceptive stereotype and is usually faced by married women. Sometimes when a couple have problems with conception everyone is quick to point fingers at the female regardless of the fact that the male may also have a problem and this has led to many broken homes and leaving the women to the judgmental voices of the society and everyone knows what happens next. It not fair because this is not really looked into as part of the problems faced by women.

  • digital_seal | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 02 Nov 2022

    I think this was not fair because the 22 year old Mahsa Amini"s veil was not tight so she was taken to police custody on 13 September, 2022 and she died on 16 September, 2022.
    This law in Iran was started in 1983, the Iranian parliament made wearing hijab officially mandatory and stipulated a sentence of up to 74 lashes for women seen not to be observing religious dress in public places. Girls and women suffer most of the negative impact of rigid gender norms and roles, they are more likely to experience restrictions of their freedom and mobility, they experience epidemic levels of violence and harassment across the globe and have fewer opportunities to choose how to live their lives.
    The Islamic veil signified modesty and was required for all women.
    So, in my conclusion "WOMEN SHOULD BE FAVOURED, RESPECT AND VALUED IN THE WHOLE WORLD TO LIVE IN PEACE,HARMONY AND LET THE WORLD IN BALANCE."

  • exhilarated_elderberry | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Nov 2022

    I feel shocked that lots of women did not have access to education because otherwise they won't learn new things. I think that the people could have let the women get education so that even they will have the chance to be smart and to be clever. Sometimes women don't get to work at any jobs they just work as house wives but I definitely don't think that is fair.

  • brilliant_laboratory | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 02 Nov 2022

    For gender equality to be one of the world's top problems especially affecting the females which are the most dominant sex in the world, doesn't this mean there's a high chance of this case reaching uncontrollable heights? I surprised of the fact that women are paid less officially at work, shouldn't the fact that they have rights ring a bell? I say that there shouldn't be such a discrimination especially when ladies are in a higher position than males at work.

  • insightful_peach | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 02 Nov 2022

    In my opinion women till now are treated as slaves and everyone think that they are born for cleaning the house and child birthing so they are treated as not wanted and that is why women are not aloud to work in some countries and when a woman submit to work they sometimes get rejected from work.
    When I heard about Mahsa Amini and what happened to her I was so sorry for her and from the important things that made me sorry when I knew that she was unjustly killed and she was just killed because she was trying to express her opinion in woman freedom.

  • bright_meaning | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School A | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Nov 2022

    Gender equality can crearte cooperative society when the society members realize that females and males have the same righrts and duties everyone can produce and create with comfort and any attempt to prevent gender equality will lead to major consequncese like we see now in Arab world Such as the weak role of women in production and political activity which has led to weak production in countries that suffer from gender inequality

  • glad_concept | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Nov 2022

    I will go to the dry deserts of Africa, India and Pakistan, and I will choose 100 sites and dig in each site an artesian water well, because water is life.

    I will not buy the ticket because the cost of going to space is very expensive, and this is limited to the very wealthy

  • resourceful_tomato | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 03 Nov 2022

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    Honestly, gender inequality is something that our leaders are not paying much attention to. Out of 195 countries in the world, only 15 are led by women. In some countries, women are not even given the opportunity to lead in politics or other leadership posts. Considering the gender pay gap, women should be payed according to their level of hard work and expertise, not according to their sex. Sometime ago where I come from, girls in some states were often married out at tender ages to some older men and this is a form of gender based violence. In some states many years ago, girls were not expected to set foot in the classroom, in the mindsets of old ,girls were born to serve men and their places of work were the kitchen. It is so unfair that great minds that could have solved a lot of world problems were shut down before they were even given the chance to function. Our leaders have to stand up for women,they can make the change by ending gender inequality. Unfair and unequal treatment must be put to an end.

  • accurate_chicken | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Nov 2022

    We are all human beings and our gender difference does not mean inequality for a particular gender, as is happening now with women all over the world who are subjected to injustice from society in their lack of participation compared to males on the grounds that they are more capable than them. But with the fact that cannot be denied, the woman is the basis for making a strong man who can be relied upon at this time, and the man is her brother, her father and her husband.There is no world and life without a woman or a man who complete the other half of each other. Let equality prevail

  • secure_theory | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 03 Nov 2022

    I believe men and woman are equal but this doesn't affect the way the genders are treated in the community despite several governments attempts to archive equality of a woman and girl child in workspace and community environment. Women and Men should both be entitled to equal pay. The major issue that is holding gender equality in community is gender roles it should accepted by the community that men and woman can partake is specific activities not the assumption that women should stay in the kitchen why not men and women share roles, I pose a question is wrong if a man cooks and does the chores while a woman provides or both work and equally do chores.

  • polite_football | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 03 Nov 2022

    I am greatly surprised by the fact that women are still doing 30% more unpaid work than the women and men . Personally I strongly believe that the problem of gender inequality can easily be solved once we get the world together to stand together and fight against it as a whole . we can do this though encouraging women leadership , making education gender sensitive, giving proper value to women's work ,fighting against sexual harassment and so many others. I also believe that we should not forget that over 156 countries in the world still part of the Gender Inequality Index meaning that plenty of women are still facing challenges such as the fact that many girls are facing sexual harassment hence leading to a higher morality rate than men , many women are also facing occupational segregation in many parts of the world so in my perspective I believe that the only way to crabbing the rates of gender inequality in through joining together as the world and fighting against.

  • sceptical_journalist | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Nov 2022

    First I want to say something is that we are all human beings like each other. The thing that amazed me is the number one example and it made me angry because I am a girl and I chose number one because they should not be separated and that the amount should be the same for both sexes because women also get tired like men and more. They put in their heads that women are not weak and women should be treated normally. If these laws are implemented, our world will be democratic and educated. There are some or most people who say that there are some jobs that are not suitable for women, such as construction and mechanical engineering, and this is not fair.

  • healthy_rambutan | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School A | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Nov 2022

    It amazed me that achieving gender equality will take many years, and this is disturbing. Therefore, women's rights organizations should practice many activities and activities that result in changing the status quo and achieving gender equality, and all women should struggle to prove their rights.

  • funny_lute | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 03 Nov 2022

    Non of these information surprises me. I see here that women are actually at the suffering side.
    I feel girls or the female gender should be given access to education. There are 130 million girls in the world who are not in school. Although there has been a significant boost in girls’ enrollment in schools, there is still much progress to be made. Education is an extremely valuable resource for both boys and girls.
    Women should also be given platforms to be in power and achieve economic success.
    Also, Globally, women have less political representation than men. Around the world, 62 percent of countries have never had a female head of government or state for at least one year in the past half-century, including the United States. The number of women in political positions compared to men is alarmingly disproportionate. Women should also be allowed to take part and have sources of income for their selves.
    Every day, thousands of girls and women around the world experience abuse, discrimination, neglect and denial of their rights. As some of the most vulnerable among us, children are often the most affected. These are other things women face. It causes stereotype and no woman should experience these things.

  • alert_wasp | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    What surprises me the most is that most people don't believe in women. They always think females are a weak gender but to your surprise they are not ,we have seen women in life being awarded for doing their best in their respective careers .There is also this thins of women are bad politicians but we have witnessed women succeeding in politics with a good example of QUEEN ELIZABETH of England .Gender equality means equal rights in all genders so I think female is a gender and people that lie under it should be treated equal to other genders. Women are also taken to be weak so men take that chance to control them but this should not be the case women are strong and we all know behind a successful man there is a woman. There are also things like defilement and rape.I think it can be solved by putting security cameras in different areas and putting strict laws against women harassment

  • idealistic_song | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    The information that surprises me the most is that women are paid less than men yet most of these women are single mothers and they need enough money to support their children's education, their medication and also to provide food in the household. To give an example in Uganda the percentage of single mothers is 52.3% and most of them have children and families to feed.

  • joyous_guitar | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    Honestly none of this information surprises me because ever since we reached an understandable level in school, we have always been told that there has to be change in the future and we are the ones to make a change but the thing is that nothing will change if there is no one willing to cooperate. If we were to go back in time like 10 to 15 years ago you will see that there really isn't that much of a difference right now that's because if a women for example is trying to apply for a job the employer may look at the woman as someone who is not that well educated and lacks the skills for the job.

    What could be done to make these situations more fair?
    Well first thing is first both men and women need to agree that they are equal and no one is above the other. With that in mind the other rules will settle in smoothly.

    Women still face sexual harassment in the work space, not being taken seriously, being afraid to ask for a good working environment. To mention but a few.

  • marvellous_olive | Elite Scholars Academy A | United States of America 04 Nov 2022

    The information that surprises me the most is that the police officer that killed Mahsa Amini was a male. I think the situation could have been handled in a better way. Killing someone for not wearing their hijab was not the way to handle the situation, maybe a simple or less major consequence could have been given. Women have to face many challenges because of gender inequality. Like how people still under-estimate women, and say things like "Women belong in kitchens".

  • outstanding_environment | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    In my opinion women being paid less than men has surprised me because in my country Uganda women are not paid less than men. If women do not stand up for they right the whole gender of women will get useless but if they stand up they will get their rights with out any person putting a hand . Women are denied their rights for example ; .a right to freedom. ,a right of speech. ,a right to be paid after working. and lastly about not least a right to be paid the same amount of money like men. If the women their rights the world will be a good place for some women to live in.

  • best_hen | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    Well as the issue was brought out gender Inequality, in my opinion i think men have a very big say over men because in my country most women are subjected to domestic work girls are denied education. And I think the solution can be setting laws against people who are caught practicing these acts and making sure there are followed. and one of the other challenges women face due to gender inequality are ,some women are sexually harassed and since men are more favored they are not heard so some women is dreams are crushed, some are mentally crushed .That was my say thank you.

  • efficient_fig | Elite Scholars Academy A | United States of America 04 Nov 2022

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    The information that surprised me the most was that fewer women had access to education. That was the most surprising because I thought most women were teachers so they would have better education because you need to have a good education to teach someone else. Something that could be done to make these situations more fair is by paying women and men the same amount for their work. The other challenges that women face is discrimination, snarky remarks, judgment from other people about what they should and should not do. For example if a person said women should not wear this or but something else instead.

  • skillful_dusk | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    the fact that many women are doing 30% unpaid work compared to the men surprises me the most. I mean women are capable of doing anything they set their mind to. why should their limit be unpaid jobs. they might not have the energy level as men but still their determination is not less. if men can be engineers then women can also be that because they have it in them that they must work hard to achieve their daily needs. the roblem begins with the culture which teaches women to think low of themselves that they can not do what men do. but if these cultures are changed and women are taught to raise their voices then the percentage of working women will increase.

  • genuine_attention | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 04 Nov 2022

    Many middle eastern woman including Indian women suffer from gender inequality or gender discrimination. unfortunately, it all starts when the child is still in her mom's womb . In some places girls about eleven to Thirteen year old are being denied from their rights , forced to marry , submitted to violence and kept from school to clean and cook . In the young boy's life they are always encourage to go to school , live a decent and happy life and have the right education to prepare them for potential work opportunities. On the other hand , the young girl's life is always based on carrying heavy household responsibilities , being affected and mentally damaged by physical violence and forced to marry thirty to fifty year old men in a young age . I find is very disgusting for women and young girls to face this horrible treatment.

  • adaptable_guineapig | Lyons Hall Primary School A | United Kingdom 05 Nov 2022

    Well i think since the tutors and romans a lot has changed but it can still be bad in other countries . I think that girls or women not being treated equally is so unfair . The men sit back and do or did what ever they wanted whilst girls just did chores ,got paid less and didn’t have any opinion .

  • exhilarated_durian | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School A | Occupied Palestinian Territory 05 Nov 2022

    Gender equality is very important, but from my personal point of view, gender equality does not mean that women are completely equal to men because each of them has their own role to play in their own distinct and unique way, and many say the civilization in which we live everything built by men all the streets Everything we see, all the buildings, everything around us is built by men But when the girls say: We are of equal importance, not everyone agrees but I say: Of course you are of the same importance, but you have completely different tasks. It is worth mentioning, and the whole world should know that women are the foundation of the world, society and family, and that behind any successful and great man there is a greater woman than him.

  • decisive_expression | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 05 Nov 2022

    Due to gender inequity, women have numerous issues. One out of every four girls or women dies in childbirth every single day; they are paid less than men, receive inadequate education, and are required to be married before they turn eighteen. Many of them endure harassment at work as well.

  • daring_cherry | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 05 Nov 2022

    On my part, the information about women doing unpaid work surprises me at some point cause honestly who would work without pay and stay silent as though its comfortable .For the situation of unpaid work ,women should come up and speak for them themselves because at times if you don't stand up for yourself in this world, no one does it for you since most leaders are corrupt and care less about others. In the political aspect, more women should be empowered into government posts so as to balance power and for women to have people they can rely on to fight for equality but what hurts is that they are instead considered weaker so they dont give them equal oppotunities in leadership yet they could even do better in promoting democracy and progress of nations.

  • splendid_watermelon | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School A | Occupied Palestinian Territory 05 Nov 2022

    In my opinion, we are all equal among ourselves, but this equality does not happen in reality, often the preference is for men, both at work, at home and in different places , for example, women always do housework and raise children , while men often do not do these jobs because society has entrenched the idea that these jobs are reserved only for women, and either in the fields of
    There is also a big aspect that we should talk about, which is the marriage of minors many families are in a difficult financial situation or other problems , and the solution for this family is the marriage of their minor daughter with a man who has money or has some position, so they do not care about the prevailing age gap that is between a minor and her husband , and often such relationships eventually lead to divorce due to inequality or the merger of spouses , and when this happens, the girl returns to the nickname "divorced", which some people consider an insult, it affects her psyche
    And I want to talk about the fact that there are a lot of women who have not completed their education or even started studying , and this is very bad
    In the end, I don't want to say that the situation that is happening now is the same as before, on the contrary, change has begun , there are many women who have been educated in political and other spheres , I mean that the restrictions for women are starting to shrink a little , and this is a good start for a future that will be equal for both sexes
    Thank u for reading!

  • communicative_cheetah | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 05 Nov 2022

    The thing that surprises me the most is the fact that the world is still backward to believe that women are supposed to be paid less because of the fact that they are women. This clearly shows us evidence that even with human rights and all that women are still not fully given their rights. From experience I can say that the world has to open its eyes to see that this is not the previous time whereby women are born at home and stay at home because their place is the home. And when they get married they still stay at home since their job is managing chores. For God's sake people should open their eyes to see the world for what it is and not what it was. For example in my country Uganda, women do all most every job that men do and with the fact that women are caring and more responsible than most men, therefore the work is done extremely well. The women in my country are hardworking and committed to know that any work in the world can be done by anyone and they should base it instead on the capability of the person and not on the gender. The women are nowadays engaging themselves in different work that they used to not do before, for example; welding metals, fixing cars, driving big cars like lorries, trucks and many more jobs. And this has opened my eyes to see the world from a different perspective for example it has shown me the following things:
    -The reasons as to why women are not given the opportunity to lead. For example they are excluded from participating in politics and when they do, they are not given the support that they deserve. Like in the world currently there are only 15 women heads of state out of the total of 195 countries.
    -The reason as to why in some places women are not allowed to study. For example people in those places say women are made to be under man's control and therefore they should just stay at home, take care of it and survive of what is given to them by men. And when allowed to study they are not to study past a certain level since it is considered to be only for man. For example in a village people can say women are to study up to S4 while women are to study up to PHD level.
    -The reason as to why in some areas women are not allowed to own some things like furniture, land, house, phones and many more.
    I can confidently say this has given me the zeal to fight for the rights of women. So I would definitely say in order to fight this issue of gender inequality, we should do the following:
    Supporting forums like UN Women, Womankind Worldwide, Association for women's rights and development and many more.
    Talking to girls and women and allowing them to use phones
    Stop child marriage and sexual harassment.
    Make education gender sensitive.
    Raise aspirations of girls and their parents.
    Empower mothers.
    Give proper value to 'women's work'
    Get women into power.

    Gender stereotypes affect behaviour, study choices, ambitions and attitudes about relationships. Girls are less likely to take part in organised sport. Girls are less likely to do advanced maths subjects in their final years of school. 1 in 3 Australian women over 15 has experienced physical violence.

  • excellent_penguin | Boutcher CofE Primary B | United Kingdom 05 Nov 2022

    I think that gender inequality is bad because women in Iran shouldn't be able to suffer if they are not wearing the hijab on their heads and if they don't want to where it.

  • daring_opinion | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 05 Nov 2022

    What surprised me the most was that women had less access to education than men . Because in my knowledge I always thought that women were more responsible than men in alot of thing especially education. I'm not saying that men are not responsible ,but they are less responsible when it comes to education.
    And in my point of view I think that if a woman works hard ,and as hard as man does, then she should be paid the exact same amount .
    It is not fair for a woman to spend her day working hard and then she gets less than a man who worked the exact same work.
    Women don't get accepted in everything, lots of countries prefer men in their businesses more than women .
    And even if the woman has high qualifications and experience they mostly still choose the man.
    Men and women can't be equal in everything ,but in some things like jobs , education and the amount of money they get paid.

  • charismatic_eel | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School A | Pakistan 07 Nov 2022

    The information that surprise me most is education of women around the world woman still have less access to education than man. 1/4 of young women between 15_24 will not finish primary school . That group make up 58 ./. Of the people not completing that basic education . Of all the illiterate people in the world , 2/3 are women . When girl are not educated on the same level as boys , it has a huge effect on their future and the kind of opportunities they'll get .

  • quickwitted_tamarind | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 07 Nov 2022

    The information that surprises me is that countries like North America, the Middle East and North Africa are the countries that are making progress with the gender pay gap. I would have thought that England, which is a wealthy country,would have tried to do something about the gender pay gap, but they are not.
    I think England should try to use their money for this and pay fairly for both genders. Women are faced with problems because we all need money to survive, so they will struggle with paying.

  • peaceful_twilight | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 07 Nov 2022

    The information that suprised me the most in the lesson about Iran is that schoolchildren are also protesting and losing their lives because of the morality police and that they have actually beaten up a 22-year-old woman just because of her not wearing her hijab properly. I think the people in Iran themselves should decide what to wear every day instead of having someone else deciding for them. Women face discrimination, being picked on a lot and sometimes being beaten up by their husbands! Women should have the same rights as men because it's not fair if men always have higher rights than woman and continue to treat them cruelly. Women must achieve their goals and dream for the future and be a role model to kids, their message saying 'Don't give up!'

  • glad_bird | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 07 Nov 2022

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    Unfortunately, our world isn't perfect, but there are certain things we NEED to change immediately, for example sexism. It is mostly women and girls, who have to deal with this sort of stuff such as: back in the day we were not allowed to vote, people think of girls as the less successful people or the weaker people. Although, this is very wrong we cannot ignore the fact that this also happens to boys and men. As an example of sexism towards men I would say that some people think it is weird when men have certain jobs like a ballerina or being the captain of cheer, but we need to understand that everything and every job is available for anyone that would like to have a go at it.

  • altruistic_cliff | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School A | Pakistan 08 Nov 2022

    The information that surprises me the most is that some parents want to give education to their daughters but they are not affording while some are affording but they think that daughters are only mean to work at home.They believe that education will spoil our daughter and some think 'What will people say?' but the truth is that they also don't that who are that people. Believing that phrase "What will people say?" They don't allow ptheir daughters to do job and be independent.
    So I think that we can't change the minds of people but I am happy that our Government give opportunity to study that girls who are able by Government schools and by giving scholarships.

  • talkative_meteor | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    I think this discussion made me to think about different jobs people do. I think about the Covid-19 pandemic and how the women were more exposed to the pandemic because more of them worked in hospitals because most nurses are women. So I think women were more exposed than men.
    Also a lot of men work at home so they were protected from Covid if they stay home all the time.

  • jubilant_seagull | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

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    I think that the most shocking thing that happens is that women are doing the same or even more work than men but they get paid less. I find this thing really weird because first it's harder for a girl to do work that involves weight lifting or other stuff like that but men still get paid more just because they are men and they can even do nothing and this bad thing can still happen.

    My opinion is that we can stop this with equal tasks and salary for both genders. Companies that do not do this should be fined.

    As for other challenges women face, I read on UNICEF that collecting water is another big time-consuming task women and young girls have to deal with. Water is heavy and over time it can cause spine problems or if the woman is pregnant it can kill the baby. So maybe we should think about this.

  • remarkable_peach | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    Nothing surprises me at all because I've known for a long time that women are constantly being discriminated.

    I think that we should have laws against discrimination so that opportunities are based on skills rather than gender.

    I think challenges also depend on the country you're in but women do face a lot of problems. In the developing world they do not just face discrimination based on skills but also on the basis of beliefs or superstitions. For example, I learned in class today that women in one country are not allowed to row their own boats because it could be considered a bad omen. We were talking about how roles that we are expected to stick to from when we are born. Like how women are supposed to do all the housework and men are supposed to make all the money.
    Also, some women are obliged to get married when they are very young, basically children.

  • artistic_conversation | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    1️⃣ The information that surprises me the most is the gender pay gap situation because my grandma was a teacher for 40 years and my grandpa was a bodyguard at some kindergarten. If you think my grandma's pension is bigger you're wrong! So I thought it was a system error but obviously I was wrong.
    2️⃣ To fix this problem, we, the community have to open people's eyes who think that this type of gender inequality is ok and maybe, this problem will disappear in time.
    3️⃣ Another challenge that women face because of gender inequality is child marriage. In Romania some people in the Roma community make their daughters marry a man starting at 10 years old! An example I saw was a girl that had to marry a man at 14 years old because her grandma told her it is a must.

  • innovative_kiwifruit | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    What information surprises you the most and why?

    The paying is the most surprising because it should not be normal to pay someone more than the other person, if they do the same amount of work. Maybe in a job like construction where men are able to do more physical things this could be accepted.

    What could be done to make these situations more fair?

    The government should give the same amount of money to women and men, not making gender inequality. Or it should be gave for skill and looked at more fairer.

    What other challenges do women face because of gender inequality?

    Women face problems in sports because their sports are paid less than the man's sports. For example women's football is not as important as men's football so they get less money. This is the same for other sports. Women doing sport is not as popular this could be sexism. In my country you always saw the men in sport get the commercials and the sponsors but never the women. I don't find this fair. We need to finds ways to have girls doing more sports as this is healthy and woman can be just as good as men at sport's.

  • engaging_koala | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    Pay shocks me! Why do I not get payed as much as a man? I do the same thing. Not fair. Everyone should be payed the same!
    There are more challenge also. In my opinion in politics are more man then women. Like in Romainia are just men presidents in this country, a girl wasn't a president ever. I think women and men should be treated the same Also, I read on U.N.I.C.E.F that women are exposed beacuse they carry very heavy thinks and they do not even get a lot of money. So I think the solution for this problem is to put men to women and make them fell bad for what they made.

  • illuminated_chameleon | Mayflower Centre | Romania 09 Nov 2022

    I am most surprised about the fact that women often earn only 77cents for a dollar earned by a man. Some people argue that this pay gap can be good, for example at jobs wich require hard labor. I think that men and women are biologically different so maybe we should give women a choice. If they choose this kind of job, they should be asked if they want to do easier work and be paid less for obviously less or easier work, or if they want to do the same work and be paid equally as men. But they should have the option to choose. For example, would it be fair for a man to do the driving and the lifting as a delivery man and a woman only to just drive the van and be paid the same?

    Also, we can close the gap either by helping girls in poor countries go to school, so they manage to do better paid jobs or by introducing laws wich forbid employers to pay men and women unequally.

  • fantastic_gazelle | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 09 Nov 2022

    As a girl, I think that women should be treated the same way as men. Currently, in Iran the mortality police are making it a big challenge for women to live peacefully and not live in the threat of being killed if they don't have their hijab on properly. The fact that Mahsa Amini got killed is outragous, she isn't a criminal and I won't keep my words to myself. Don't people see anything wrong here! Now this question has struck me in my head: Why not men?!

  • observant_peach | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 09 Nov 2022

    The information , which surprises me the most , is the pay. This is because, people all around the world are still fighting for freedom and are seen by others who can make massive changes for women that are affected by the unfairness .However, what we can all do to help woman in this bizarre time , we could keep on posting comments on here, for you never know , people can see our hard work on supporting others. Also , people think that women aren't strong or determined enough and shouldn't show their faces, this could be a challenge

  • loyal_blackcurrant | Boutcher CofE Primary B | United Kingdom 09 Nov 2022

    If you are girl or boy then it does not matter. Even it does not matter what you were.

  • happy_radio | Boutcher CofE Primary B | United Kingdom 09 Nov 2022

    if you are a girl or a boy it does not mater! if girls have to wear scarves so does the boys!

  • protective_explanation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 09 Nov 2022

    In our nature, we are women who feel inequality between the sexes, although all religions have urged gender equality. There is no difference between men and women, but we live in societies that work largely to create this gender gap, either with the priority of work or public opinion, as society has become more likely to men in all Professions, whether it is medicine, engineering, law, and professional business, the right of women to education and access to jobs has become a very unacceptable matter. Education and employment are the cause of the major gender gap. Women are working at the lowest wages, unlike men. Men do not accept what women accept, but there are countries that have worked to bridge this The gap, which led to the progress of these countries. Women are a hero who is able to fully confront society until she obtains her right and freedom. We are all one woman. We must all work as women and men to spread gender equality. We will not live a decent life unless we make respect and equality between us.

  • accomplished_frog | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 09 Nov 2022

    What other challenges do women face due to gender inequality? The first of these challenges is the failure of some women to obtain legal heirs. Secondly, women are deprived of their right to hold presidential positions, or from this thirdly, their access to jobs that do not match the degrees they obtain.
    This leads to a decrease in women's income, an increase in their poverty, and a lack of access to land and resources

  • excited_artist | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 09 Nov 2022

    I believe that gender equality is equal between men and women according to their own needs
    One of the challenges that women face due to inequality is poorer living in terms of health, education, and economic and social rights
    This results in grievances, hatred and violence and forces people to leave their countries in search of political, economic and social stability

  • broadminded_weasel | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 10 Nov 2022

    To me, I feel like the Iranian government and the morality police are abusing their power too much, so they can have their way and are ignoring how cruel they are to people. Around 244 protesters have perished by just speaking out for themselves and trying to end the suffering and discrimination against women in Iran. Women are equal to men and we have been trying to fix that for years but people are not listening and are choosing to live in their 'normal' lives. A life where just because of a gender people around them are suffering and can't speak out or cry for help. When I found out that Masha Animi was brutally killed by not wearing a hijab correctly, I was shocked and so angry that just because of an Islamic law, a women had died. It is not even fair anymore and it was deliberate act of discrimination. She never got to achieve most of her dreams as she was only 22. The Islamic law is so strict on women and I am certain if it was a man that they would ignored him and carried on with their selfish lives. It would be very difficult to fix this disaster because the Iranian government does not care how many people die or anything in this situation. However, I think the best way to tackle this is to keep on spreading this message all around the world so men and women have the same rights as each other.

  • enigmatic_imagination | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria 10 Nov 2022

    As a young woman, I understand that men and women were made differently with different strengths and weaknesses. I grew up in an environment where the man would work for the family and the woman would stay and take care of the household. However, I do believe that men and women should have equal opportunities and in this case, especially women ;women are facing an incredible weight of discrimination. Research proves that every 1 in 30 women have been faced with sexual assault or harassment,such facts like this really shows how little progress we are moving with gender equality. A woman should be able to go to work without being treated diffrently, a girl should have the same educational opportunities as any other boy.Gender equality isnt about being the same as a the other gender it is about equity and having the same chances without difficulty. I should not feel uncomfortable as a woman in a male-populated profession. I should not feel uncomfortable being a girl.

  • methodical_forest | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School A | Pakistan 10 Nov 2022

    To me the fact that women are paid lesser than the men is the most surprising as for I thought that the women pay is the only thing in which they are on equal position with men but now I think my this hope is also on the death bed I think for its solution there should be some opportunities only fixed for women and they should be paid good so that they can stand on their foots and they can also serve for the nation as they have the capability and there are many other troubles for women that cannot be solved but main problem is that mostly girls after getting education does not apply for jobs because their family doesn't allow them because of risk of harassment especially in Pakistan girls are being harassed every where at the bus stops ,in busses ,in offices and everywhere so I think there should be a permanent solution of it so that women can live their peacefully as they have the right to.

  • fun_rainforest | Mayflower Centre | Romania 10 Nov 2022

    What other challenges do women face because of gender inequality?

    COVID-19 challenges because more women are nurses, which means they have higher risk of getting sick and dying than men. The fact that more nurses are women, and that there can get infection easily surprises me because I don't think more lives should be risked because some people have COVID-19. Some nurses should stay home. Women face gender-based violence now more than ever because of COVID-19 lockdown. Also a lot of women lost their jobs because of their virus. That also means women have much more unpaid hour and less time for paid work. Do you belive women should work without being paid more than men or equally as much?

  • secure_theory | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 10 Nov 2022

    What surprises me the most is the pay of women i certainly agree is the pay of women i can certainly agree that many employers are sexist and could offer a higher pay for men than women and getting some jobs is difficult for women to acquire some white and blue collar jobs.
    Women in most families do most of the chores in homes and in my opinion it is an unfair to women, countries should implement a payment for house chores just like in India this can bring some fairness towards the chores done by women.
    Women face many problems due to gender inequality, many women around the world face domestic violence due to the inequality and being unable to provide support themselves in a family so have no option than to deal with suffering.
    Many girls face early marriages in under developed countries, in some countries women are seen as objects by their parents and sold of to old men for marriage at a young age and end up missing out on education and engage in under aged intercourse.

  • resourceful_deer | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 11 Nov 2022

    I think that in the past women didn’t work and they were just at houses sitting to take care of the house and cook and they sometimes sit to do nothing because some people thought that women can do nothing in the world and this was unfair to differentiate between the two genders male and female there is no difference between man and women maybe man are stronger but this doesn’t mean women are weak and women have the right to work and do everything like men , but every gender should respect each other’s abilities, weaknesses and shape. Some men see the women that they can do nothing but as I said the two genders have to respect each other and also some women see that men are the worst thing ever but a real fact is that god created us like each other and there wasn’t any differences between male and female both can work , create their own world and stay at houses to take care of the family and home both men and women can freely do whatever they want we can’t say that men can’t stay at homes and houses to carry the children and cook and we can’t say that women can’t work and get down to business both do what they want their gender doesn’t judge them . All what I wanted to say is that men have to appreciate women and women have to respect men and women can work and participate in any job they want like men because there is no distinction between the two genders men and women and we are all in the same world so we all complete each other .

  • blithesome_engineer | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 11 Nov 2022

    The options above do not surprise me anymore. We have been trying to eradicate gender inequality and we are trying our best in eradicating it, but there is still one aspect that has not been solved due to downgrading of the female gender in this aspect not only men but women also discriminate the female gender that aspect is in politics. The female gender is not allowed to participate in politics even if they are the are not given the chance to express themselves. I have been a victim of this I have this dream of becoming the president of my country one day but any time I say it in my class every body laughs because the idea of the female gender can't participate in politics is already in their heads. Apart from me, in 2007 Sarah Jibril contested for president and instead of getting votes from her fellow gender she got only four votes in total. We can stop this bias against the female gender if we join heads together and hear what plans the female gender has for us on the seat .

  • emotional_meaning | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 11 Nov 2022

    Coming to the issues of relationship I am most surprised on the fact that when some men cheat on their spouses they are seen as a hero while when women cheat they face the punishment which is not supposed to be. In some part of the world like Nigeria where I come from when a women is faced with the issue of infidelity she is condemned by her parents in law and even her own biological parents and she is no longer respected in society but when a man is faced with same issue most at times his wife is to be blamed for it which is not nice.

    married couples should go for constant counselling,set rules and regulations to guide their marriage and truthfulness should be encouraged in marriage.

    In my side of the world women face some of the following problems because of gender inequality;
    * Women are not allowed to hold certain social positions.
    *women face poverty and the case is not taken serious.
    *Muslim women are not allowed to go out without their hijab.
    * In states like Sokoto and Katsina girls are not allowed to go to school.

  • poetic_conclusion | Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School B | Pakistan 11 Nov 2022

    Gender differences can never be undone. Can man have private parts as those of woman - or vice versa? A man is a man and a woman is a woman. They have been created as different genders then how you can make them equal? Of course, the injustices advanced to a gender memeber can be objected to. Nature has created genders with specific targets, purposes, or functions they have to perform in their life routine. In Islam, both men and women have been given rights and responsibilities for running life. There is no restriction on what one can do and the opposite sex can not. Men have the same rights to their women as women have rights to their men. Man is responsible for protection and livelihood, woman is responsible for running household matters. But Islam does not say anywhere that a woman can not work outside, can not become a doctor, a warrior, a singer, or a teacher.
    I am surprised when I hear the news that women have been restricted to enter a park. I am surprised when I hear that women are compelled to wear shttle cock burqas - because this is because the implementation is because of misconceptions about Islamic concepts. Wherever true Islamic teachings are misused, women face challenges there, I think. Only true sense implementation of Islamic rules can undo the injustices in society.

  • excited_artist | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 11 Nov 2022

    I believe that gender equality is through creating the same opportunities for men and women and having the same rights and obligations in all areas of life
    In most countries there are debates about gender equality while there are countries that are becoming more gender equal but no country is completely gender equal
    Most likely, young women are the losers in a society that does not respect gender equality, and men have a lot of power and money in this world.
    To achieve equality first, violence against women must end, and schools, universities and workplaces must work to be gender equality
    Women and men should have the same opportunities for good health and good care
    One of the most important challenges women face because of inequality is depriving them of their right to vote and vote and depriving her of higher education and holding political positions

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 11 Nov 2022

    gender equality is a no for me. I feel that it would just make things worse than it already is. I feel like men already feels like they rule, trying to change that would be worse the inequality itself, sometimes it seems like we can never achieve gender equality the only thing we can achieve is gender superiority. We should try to get the female gender up and not decrease the male gender. We need less problems, and more solutions.

  • accomplished_frog | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 11 Nov 2022

    What can be done to make these situations fairer?
    First, what interests me is to make women have the full right to education, thus reducing the unemployment rate in society. Just as males must complete their education, females also must not forbid them for any reason. Thus, the woman rises in her society by her testimony and advances the country's economy. When a woman completes her education, it increases. The percentage of her obtaining job opportunities, so she does not need anyone in her affairs that requires payment of money to her, and thus raises the society out of ignorance or poverty that almost afflicts the society, while she does not get an education.

  • committed_gooseberry | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 11 Nov 2022

    In my honest opinion I truly believe men and woman should be equal. People may assume that men are better than women . or women are better then men. People think men should rule. But in my opinion its neither , both equal and need to be treated the same . Inequality is not a joke and needs to be treated men may have more rights in iran but . Please it's not fair we should all be the same and all have rights. Iran people should wear whatever they want they should show their faces. And their hair . They need to be helped.

  • spirited_plum | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 11 Nov 2022

    I truly believe that gender equality is something we need,but in all honesty that will never happen.Women have always been looked down on by so many people,but mostly men.Men have been in control for YEARS,and i'm sure that will never change.I want men and women to be seen as equal individuals but the government is made up of mainly men,and men have always been in control.Men don't really care what women have to say,they just want to control them and be more powerful.Women have been through so much trouble and MOST(not all) of them were caused by men.Women have been protesting for so many years and we are still going through inequality.
    In life it's really hard to be whatever you want to be,unless you a cis straight white man that won't happen.
    Men have always been more "superior" than women and that stuff either will never change,or take another century to happen.Most women don't want to be better than men,we just want to be seen as equals to men.The government honestly doesn't care about men or women,they just care about themselves and making other people's lives horrible.I want women and men to be equals but we definitely need to do more in order to do so.

  • imaginative_chemistry | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 11 Nov 2022

    Women in Iran are being treated poorly. They can't sing, dance, or laugh. They are being hurt and killed because of these laws. Sure, men have been deprived of their rights in Iran but women are really, really deprived of every right. So they're on the front of the anti-riot police. They're getting beaten up. They'll do whatever is necessary to get their goal, which is the end of the regime and equal rights.

  • ambitious_moon | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 11 Nov 2022

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    the fact that gender inequality is still a major problem in our society makes me furious! the audacity of some people telling women that they belong in the kitchen or that their duty is to take care of their children and stay at home and just clean all day is out of this world. I think our generation has a better chance of normalizing gender equality since we are more open-minded than past generations which means we should take advantage of this opportunity by spreading awareness and talking more about the topic not just to adults but to younger people as well. how can we spread awareness to younger people about the topic? by talking more about gender equality in schools and by raising respectful young boys and encouraging them to use their voice about the topic and teaching young girls about their worth and how strong they are and also encouraging them to use their voice and teaching both genders that women and men are equal and that no gender is superior to the other !!

  • balanced_huckleberry | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School B | Pakistan 12 Nov 2022

    Gender inequality is the most emergent issue that we need to talk about . Women are facing a lot of hurdles and difficulties in getting education and jobs even it is more difficult for a women to become an entrepreneur or start her own business . This is because of gender inequality. The era when feminism was defined the major issue was unequal pay. Women do the same work as men but they get half pay just because of inequality .
    many female activist like Mary Wollstonecraft,Susan B. Anthony , Alice Stone Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton , Zahra Esraghi, Fatemeh Haghighatjoo are working to raise awareness about gender equality . They are educating women about their rights and changing ideology of many peoples.

  • observant_queen | Rafah Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Nov 2022

    Women make up almost half of the world's population, so they always seek their rights that will enable them to manage their lives and independence, always looking for opportunities in life equal to those of men. From my point of view, this does not mean that gender becomes the same in everything, but that women should have women's rights, eliminate the idea of discrimination, provide opportunities for both sexes, and women's participation in decision-making, both in the private sector and the public level.

  • committed_tsunami | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Nov 2022

    Today we will talk about gender inequality (male, female)
    As for me, I am a girl, but, thank God, I do not feel any difference in equality between a girl and a boy, but there are many girls who are oppressed from this point of view. Through the treatment at home, you find that the parents do not care about the girls and they always tell them hurtful and negative words that affect them, but from the point of view of the children they pamper them And they bring everything they ask for, and they do not refuse any request, for by doing so, hatred and malice are built between the brothers and between the daughter and her parents.
    And in some societies, girls are deprived of their right to education, so that they only study them in the third middle school. You can imagine the amount of sadness that the girl feels at that time. They also deprive girls of their right to work, and the parents say to the girls, “We do not have working girls.”
    Where are their rights?
    There are also fathers who completely deprive their daughters of the inheritance, so the sons take their shares, but as Islam legislated that the inheritance is distributed to the boy twice the inheritance of the daughter, meaning the daughter is half of the inheritance that the boy takes

  • digital_artic_fox | Rex Mill Middle STEM School D | United States of America 14 Nov 2022

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    I would have to say that male genders are like more superior but women also are at the same amount of equality as males.Lets take a example like Stan Lee,he was the creator of marvel and he was famous for some little thing that he started on his own,just by his mind only and he created a whole community and he was a male and Harriet Tubman was a female that made racism less common for people and she was smart and superior to other people.This whole paragraph is about just how gender doesn't matter for anything and not all males and not all females are equal and perfect but some are.

  • enlightened_honeydew | Bal Bharati Public school A | India 14 Nov 2022

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    None of the information surprises me . Women face inequality every day but we often turn a blind eye and don’t take the issues seriously . It is true even though on an average women work one hour more than an average man every single day yet most of their work is not paid and therefore not valued . Women should be given the respect they deserve and rewarded for their work .

    Many women are uneducated and this results in fewer job opportunities for them . I think women above 18 years who could not go to schools and complete their education should also be allowed to attend schools and have proper education .
    The companies and organisations should be supervised by an authority which keeps a check that everyone is paid equally for equal work .
    Women should raise voice for their rights and not let anyone oppress them .

    Women face disadvantage , discrimination and oppression in various ways . Often independent , educated women after marriage are forced to leave their jobs and become housewives even though men do not go through any such changes . I think this system of patriarchy still continues after years .
    Women usually don’t get a cricket coach / basketball coach or any sports related jobs as they are considered weaker than men and are often made fun of even if they get it .
    I think women are now proving themselves and earning the respect , equality they deserve . If strict action is taken against these issues and laws are implemented these inequalities will soon end .

  • decisive_reality | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 14 Nov 2022

    I am a resident of India and I have myself encountered Gender inequality in my society. The thing that astounds me the most is …
    When I was born my grandmother perceived girl child as a curse upon the world. Nonetheless, her mindset has now been shifted. However, to make all these situations as fair and predictable we need to inculcate the idea of inclusion amongst gender equality.
    The most prominent thing we all emphasised the most is by downgrading female and making false stereotypes about them which are encrypted as true in today’s time. If these assumptions weren’t made in medieval time we could have lived a life with less gender inequality conflicts.
    I do also feel that somewhere our ancestors are also responsible for spreading negative comments and rumours which in turn are perceives as true.

  • excited_raisin | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 14 Nov 2022

    the info that surprises me the most is that for every 1$ a mam earn a woman earn 77 cents. I think that first women should assure an equal quality education just like men to be hired in equal positions and shrink the gender pay gap, since still in undeveloped countries women are still on the line of the gender imequality catastrophe and left uneducated. In addition, women will their their mouthes blocked because of inequality, meaning that their voices, opinions and vision won't be heard or considered.

  • loved_leopard | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 14 Nov 2022

    Many women struggle to make ends meet because of gender inequality women nowadays try to join "men" jobs that's not suitable for women... A woman would try the same position as a man and she could be as clever as he is if not more and they would choose the man because he is a man or they would work the same job but the women would get lower salary
    Women struggle all around the world because of gender inequality many countries out their think that a women bring shame to the family people are in old generations that think a women isn't capable of anything as a man... People think that a woman isn't capable of anything expect for household chores why wouldn't both genders do both? Work in the house and work a stable job and divide everything into two equal half because if a man is capable of the hard things I'm sure he can help out in the house he lives in same as the women she can work a stable job outside the house too

  • noble_meteor | Adamson Middle School E | United States of America 15 Nov 2022

    There should be no reason that every woman should be treated like that, women may be able to have jobs , but they get paid less than men. This might be because of their poor education they don't get at normal schools. Many women around the world have less or no access to schools, meaning they get less jobs. So they either do work around their house or have a low paying job. If people are going to treat their genders like that, at least give them the attention they need!

  • pioneering_lemon | Adamson Middle School F | United States of America 15 Nov 2022

    In many countries across the world, there are still instances of gender inequality. In some countries such as Afghanistan and Iran, the measures of gender injustice are more extreme. Women are often judged as not having the same qualification as men in some areas but preferred over men in other subjects as stereotypes, such as cleaning, babysitting, and teaching. It is surprising to see how often women are neglected even in well developed countries. Every woman should have the same rights as men and be treated equally in society.

  • intellectual_effort | Adamson Middle School F | United States of America 15 Nov 2022

    In Iran only women have to wear hijabs. That is truly unfair and that shows the inequality of rights between women and men in Iran. The police are brutally beating women if they do not wear their hijabs. While men can walk around with no hijabs and stay untouched. Women are treated so unfairly in Iran it's disgusting.

  • crafty_whale | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 15 Nov 2022

    Well,I think that the most surprising information is the 'Pay Gap'.Because most times women are the ones who do more work than the men themselves,why would a person be paid less because of their gender?.Research has shown that women earn 81.8% of what men earn for thesame work performed by men.Meaning that a woman and a man will do thesame thing but the woman gets paid less just because she is a woman which makes no sense.According to Hive, which is a productivity platform,women work 10% harder than men in todays offices.
    Also,according to the latest census data,80% of all single parents are mothers and the remaining 20% are fathers.Meaning that most women work alone to provide for their families and probably other extended family members and after working hard and even being given more work,a man who does less work and also probably has a working wife still gets paid more just because he is a man.
    I feel that women should be more listened to and they should get equal oppurtunities as men.Research shows that for every additional woman appointed to a corporate board, the company experienced an average 1.5% reduction in litigation risk.Meaning that in most companies the corporate boards do not have women and even if they do,the opinions of the woman is not listened to. A lot of men and even some women believe that the only thing a woman is good for is staying at home and taking care of a family, yes a woman does that but she can also do much more if she is allowed to, the world today is called a "Man's World" because women do not even have a say, women are undermined and can do nothing about it.We should be able to express ourselves and be listened to as women,we should be able to live knowing that we have equal rights and we are not being mistreated or looked down upon because of our gender.

  • diligent_orca | Njoro Boys High School | Kenya 15 Nov 2022

    The surprising thing is that males see themselves superior due to their strength but strength is not al in this life their are other factors that one gender can do that the other cannot do so none of the genders should have any sense of superiority. Males should try changing the toxic masculine view and view the world with a new set of eyes that do not judge nor do they discriminate, they should lower themselves so as to work hand in hand with the females and hear their point of view that could change their opinion on the world view to make this a better world. Women face stigmatization and can only agree to others trains of thought without being allowed to share their opinion or even adding or commenting thus feel they are slaves in a world meant for us all to live in harmony side by side.

  • determined_blackberry | Njoro Boys High School | Kenya 15 Nov 2022

    This is not something new that we are seeing . this is a race between man and woman where the man wants to be superior .This should be a thing of the past not in this modern world where equality is something that should be respected . They Iranian government should not oppress the women because it has the power to do so but we should let them to be able to do what they want.

  • remarkable_philosophy | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 15 Nov 2022

    Overall, in our daily life we can notice that women give more effort and have more courses to do than men, as she manage to take care of her family, house and job all at once, daily without anybody's help. So you want to persuade me that this woman who is capable to do all those things by her own without any help cannot manage to do a man job? Well lets be logical for a moment, the truth is that any human who can take care of all those thing and more without having any difficulties or problems really deserve to be greeted on this incredible power, and all what women are asking for in return for this great effort is to get the gender equality she's hoping for.

  • marvellous_region | Adamson Middle School H | United States of America 15 Nov 2022

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    The thing that surprises me the most is that they don't really have a choice to have internet nor have the choice to wear a hijab on their head. This shouldn't be acceptable anywhere in the world or in Iran. Something that could be done to make situations more fair is stop mortality police , defund them completely. If police brutality wasn't so harsh there wouldn't be as many protests as there are . People would respect the police and they're here to help and keep people safe not hurt innocent people that are trying to get their voice heard because of the police actions. Other challenges women face because of gender inequality is that police don't think gender liking the same gender is right nor do they respect the people's options and beliefs .

  • loved_leopard | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 15 Nov 2022

    I also think government orders shouldn't be too strict on the women in Iran as on the man if everyone really know their religion right they would know that the man also have to wear something that covers their knees which basically after the knees but to people only foucs on the women and their hijabs if it's right or wrong i think inequality here plays also a big role in this if we gave freedom to both like we do to the man it would help improve the country besides islam says to do not force anyone on anything that's why prophet noah spent 950 years trying to help people convert to his religion and he didn't force anyone so i think letting women have their own choices would be great as they do to the man

  • excited_memory | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 16 Nov 2022

    The most painful thing is the inability of girls to receive education because of gender inequality. Until now, in some countries, girls’ right to education has been denied, including developing countries such as Pakistan, in which we witnessed a very painful story and it is the story of “Malala Yousafzai,” Malala, whom the people of her town tried to kill her because she wanted to learn!  they tried to kill her with treacherous bullets, and she was shot, but she miraculously survived from a bullet that lodged in her head.

  • cultured_watermelon | Ormiston Bushfield Academy | United Kingdom 16 Nov 2022

    Gender inequality is a problem that I find is dismissed commonly; Misogyny is so deeply entrenched within our culture now that simple criticisms can be ineffective due to how normalised they have become; Our language and actions whether conscious or not are commonly a result of this integration. A common criticism of the fight for inequality is the issue of men's mental health. Many use it as a 'gotcha' when women describe their experiences with the patriarchy. The problem with this argument is that it is another consequence of gender inequality. The expectation for men to fulfil a certain role in society leads to some being trapped in a box not being able to express themselves. Furthermore, I think a step toward dismantling the gender inequality issue is understanding that it benefits none overall; Many men don't agree with it as an issue, perhaps due to its possibility of benefitting them in society. But whether it benefits them this way or not, they still suffer the effects of inequality whether it be through an expectation to act a certain way or dress a certain way. I also find that the opposite of antifeminism in movements like KAM are ineffective in the issue. I don't agree the misandry is anywhere close to misogyny however. Misandry is merely a result of misogyny within society and couldn't have the effect misogyny could; It isn't embedded within society therefore cannot offer the systemic discrimination the misogyny does. Misandry and KAM despite their lesser impact, I find are detrimental. The men who partake in the patriarchy are unaffected by such words, and those who don't are attacked either way. I believe they push some more towards antifeminism than feminism and therefore are counterintuitive.

  • amiable_alligator | Elite Scholars Academy A | United States of America 17 Nov 2022

    The information that surprised me the most was how long it would take to end gender inequality at our current rate. Why will it take so long? Why should it take so long? Women have fought for over 100 years to be treated the same as the men in society and yet it still seems like we are so far away from true equality. Why is our world like this? Why do I have to live in a world where a woman can do the same, or a better, job and still get paid less?

  • perceptive_grape | Pointe South Middle School J | United States of America 17 Nov 2022

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    In my ernest opinion i feel men have a say more than women because they are superior over us. We can use Malala Yousafzai as a clear example in this topic she was born into a family that encouraged education for females. Her father wanted her to be treated equally. When the Taliban's took control of their town they changed everything girls should not go to school.They should only be at home doing chores and getting married at an early age. While the boys could have proper education and get jobs. Malala loved school and didn't let their rule get to her. She started to protest and fight against gender inequality. She was on a bus with some of her classmates and she was shot in the head because she was fighting against education right for girls. Luckily she survived the attack and is still protesting. This is simply setting an example for girls to try and stand strong for their fundamental rights no matter how fierce the consequences maybe. We shouldn't let men bring us down because they may be stronger or braver than us. We should learn to prove ourselves to them.

  • forceful_instrument | Pointe South Middle School J | United States of America 17 Nov 2022

    In my opinion men do have more rights they were called more masculine then girls.We had to get married at a very young age also had to have babies.If you had a girl the would have to work with you when they come of age.So more likely men had more rights than women. We had to protest for our right men just had it handed to them.

  • skillful_cherry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy | United Kingdom 18 Nov 2022

    It seems to me that Iran isn't very supportive with gender equality. But why? Everyone should be treated equally whether man or woman. It isn't fair how women are paid less than men because of their gender. Also, they won't be able to pay the bills if they are only getting 77 cents when a man is earning a dollar. How is it fair that men are getting privileged jobs whilst women are sitting at home doing unpaid work such as household chores? Iranian government needs to make a change as soon as possible.

  • poetic_nation | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 18 Nov 2022

    In my opinion, Men always have had equal rights while girls are always doubted or judged and are always struggling, like they'll say things like "oh you should be in the kitchen" or a "woman can't be a doctor!" like people are so judgmental especially, men and we had to fight for our rights as woman in the U.S. and now Iran is working on it it's very sad to see the world hasn't changed.

  • terrific_ukulele | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 18 Nov 2022

    In my opinion, I think that everyone should practice gender equality. Each and every woman should have the same rights as each and every man. Ali Khamenei has totally pushed aside that. Ali needs to be stopped. In iran is living in almost a separate world from us. Women and men being killed, children that have lost parents. All because of lack of equality and the doings of the mortality police.

  • practical_glacier | Pointe South Middle School I | United States of America 18 Nov 2022

    I don't know

  • glorious_sea | Pointe South Middle School L | United States of America 18 Nov 2022

    At the outset, I want to say that all people should be equal, so that we do not differentiate between them in language, religion, customs and traditions. We do not differentiate between women and men. I feel that men have a greater opinion in society, so that women work at home without a salary. But women have a lower salary than men Men evaluate women from the outside. Men have positions in which they make important decisions, such as the president of a company, a school teacher, or a university teacher.

  • discreet_walrus | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 18 Nov 2022

    Women have been looked at like servants and less.For many of years women have fought for their rights, such figures as Dorothy Height, Lucretia Mott, and Betty Friedan. Through bloodshed and tears right after right has been gained, and some lost. Misha Amini's death is tragic and senseless, as well as all the other names that have fought for the right to choose what they want to wear. The things going on inside iran should be shared so that if there is any way to help the women there.

  • efficient_orca | Njoro Boys High School | Kenya 19 Nov 2022

    Personaly i would say that men nowadays have a say more than women this should not be encouraged because we are all equal but in most countries people are now aware of this fact and are emphasizing of the two third gender share of power in the government.

  • educated_ladder | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School A | Pakistan 20 Nov 2022

    The thing which surprises me is unpaid work because in Pakistan every one including me consider that household work is compulsory for women and it's the part of her life after marriage a woman has to lookafter the house and her in-laws but you know women are given money by their men to fulfil their requirements.
    It's true that women do more work than men for living happily (moderate couple)
    In Pakistan the otherchallenges which a women face is of job like she can't work because it's not consider a good thing in society and mostly if she by chance get a job she might not have equal salary or rank to men.
    Mostly women can't even go out of their homes alone without their brother or elder because it's also not consider a good thing for her in society that ehy she is alone.
    I think this type of thing should be eliminated from our society because women should get atleast primary rights
    I really hate those parents who give priority to their sons rather than their daughters. And such type of thing cause inferiority in girls and they consider them selves less than women
    A man could remove the gender inequality by giving the women a complete right for her survival
    I personally think that a man can really change this..

  • generous_beetle | St Mary's High School | India 20 Nov 2022

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    Based on the tidings provided above, the fact that surprises me the most is how our mind goes directly to women inferiority when we talk about gender inequality, and how normalised that is. Gender equality is not about whether or not a woman can do everything a man can, it’s about whether she has been given an option to. If a man can provide for the family financially, the same option should be given to the woman, if a man can drink and smoke without being judged by the society, the same option should be given to the woman. If a man can wear shorts and not be catcalled on, so should the woman because women deserve the same respect, the same rights, the same opportunities maybe even more. After all, it’s women who brought 8 billion people in this world. It is our biggest failure that we haven’t treated genders equally since inception. At the same time, let’s face the fact that gender equality is not restricted to only men and women in this modern era. All existing genders need to be treated equally. Respect, dignity and opportunity seem like basic human rights every gender should have. This can only be achieved by reaching out to people. Make a man face the challenges a woman does and he’ll realise the kind of prominent disparity that still exists- Not only economically but also socially and politically.

  • brilliant_orca | Sydenham School B | United Kingdom 21 Nov 2022

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    The pay gap surprises me the most. If you think about the smaller comparison, 100: 77 cents, there is a difference but it is only by 23 cents. Scaled up, if over a period of time a man earns $10,000, a woman would earn only $7,700, the woman earning $2,300 less than him. Despite how far we've come to overcome sexism, there's still a shocking difference between the treatments, rights and opportunities of the separate genders, and I think that is absolutely unacceptable, and must be changed.
    This could be done by protests, speeches, posters, petitions and other forms of awareness raising.

  • reflective_journalist | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 21 Nov 2022

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    I'll say everything I know frankly, gender inequality is something our leaders don't pay much attention to. Of the 195 countries in the world, only 15 are led by women. In some countries, women are not even given the opportunity to lead in politics or other leadership positions. Given the gender pay gap, women should be paid according to their level of hard work and experience, not according to their gender. At a time where I'm from, girls in some states would often marry young to some older men, and that's a form of gender-based violence. In some states many years ago, girls' feet were not expected to set foot in classrooms. In the mentalities of the old, girls were born to serve men and their workplace was the kitchen. It is unfair that great minds that could have solved so many of the world's problems have been shut down before they were even given a chance to work. Our leaders have to stand up for women, and they can make change by ending gender inequality. Unfair and unequal treatment must end. The information that struck me most was that fewer women are getting an education. This was the most surprising because I thought most women were teachers so they would have a better education because you need a good education to teach someone else. The thing that can be done to make these attitudes fairer is to pay women and men the same amount for their work. Other challenges women face are discrimination, stinging remarks, and judgment from others on what they should and shouldn't do. For example, if someone says women should not wear this or wear something else instead.

  • noble_shrimp | Rafah Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    Frankly, gender inequality is something that happens a lot in our society and people don't care about it and prefer the male over the female because he is able to protect his family and build his community. ?? The woman has a role as the man has a role. Women played a pivotal role in the renaissance of ancient and modern societies, and through this role proved their ability to bring about positive change in those societies. process of change in society. Why is she treated this way in her community???

  • skillful_cherry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy | United Kingdom 23 Nov 2022

    In my honest opinion, why are women being treated differently because of their gender? This can mean that men might be thinking they are more superior than women. Also, why do men get to work exquisite jobs whilst women are having to do unpaid work? Such as looking after family members or doing household chores. Mothers are probably struggling to afford supplies for their children because they are only getting 77 cents and the men are getting dollars. The Iranian government needs to sort this issue because this is gender inequality, it isn't right. Also, what about the LGBTQ+? Two women were sentenced to death for supporting the community in general how are tourists going to look at that because, if they are of the community then they shall not come because they will know they aren't welcome even though they are just normal individuals.

  • grounded_reality | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    It is a great injustice that a woman is subjected to obliteration of her identity and the erosion of her abilities and rights through mistreatment, discrimination between males and females, fewer job opportunities, neglect and deprivation of the rights that are supposed to be obtained as a human being before she is a woman. Supporting and shedding light on our usurped rights and raising our word through social media so that our voice reaches the officials until we obtain our legitimate demands in a way that guarantees us a decent life

  • eager_seed | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 23 Nov 2022

    Girls and women suffer most of the negative impact of rigid gender norms and roles, they are more likely to experience restrictions of their freedom and mobility, they experience epidemic levels of violence and harassment across the globe and have fewer opportunities to choose how to live their lives.One of the major causes of gender inequality is the lack of awareness among women about their rights and their ability to achieve equality. This lack of awareness is often due to the prevailing cultural and social norms, which dictate that women should be subservient to men.Example Gender inequality in girls education. Even before the pandemic, girls were more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom and be denied equal opportunities.

  • vivacious_chemistry | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom 23 Nov 2022

    Women are regarded as weak humans, people that should be doing laundry and housework instead of driving, playing sports or political roles (in some countries) To add to that, some places only make men the monarch even if a girl is the oldest. This is an example of gender inequality.
    In my opinion, how are women weak if they give birth? That is a strenuous job that men cannot do. I think more women should be involved in politics and sports because these are the things that are most widely regarded as things that only men or boys can do. Another idea is that women should start jobs or companies to show men that women are not weak - they are equal. We are all human so we are all equal. Men and women need to coexist so the Earth's flow remains smooth. Without women, men are nothing and vice versa.
    Women also face challenges such as applying for a job or being a part of a monarchy.
    What is your opinion - why are women believed to be weak?

  • accomplished_tomato | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom 23 Nov 2022

    It is my opinion that gender inequality is wrong and should be stopped.There are many reasons for my opinion:one is that all males,females and transgender/no gender people should be treated equally as they are all humans.In addition,many males are thought to be the 'breadwinners of the family' but this is not always the case in most families.Girls and women also have the right to education and earning money for their family.For example,Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school with her friends.This happened as the Taliban were opposed to girls and women having an education,which they thought was not worth the money becuse the women were in charge of the family while the males went to work and earned the money for their wives and children.The women were in charge of the household chores and jobs.

  • splendid_elderberry | Castle Mead Academy | United Kingdom 24 Nov 2022

    From my honest opinion I do not think that it is fair that women are not paid the same as men and cannot get a good education. This is because women and men are all humans. We are the same species and do not deserve to be treated differently. Women should speak up and show that they have rights but unfortunately they get killed, arrested or imprisoned.

  • sociable_desert | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 25 Nov 2022

    I feel that for all the unpaid work women do, they should be paid in the form of support. A woman would never ask for money for all the household chores because she perceives them as her responsibility.
    It is never too late to start learning and there are great examples of the same as well. Multiple times women do not get a fair pay because of them being uneducated. If families could become more supportive to women, they could start learning at an old age as well. This support can be mental support where they motivate and encourage her rather than crushing her dreams or physical support where they help her in her household work.
    Women are very capable. All they need is a push.

  • eloquent_nature | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 25 Nov 2022

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    Gender equality, still struggling to achieve it! Women have come a long way from having no rights to the present, having nearly all the rights as men. I would like to emphasize the phrase 'having rights '. The government has provided women with these rights but it is our duty and responsibility to ensure them. We, the society expect them to marry, have kids, and take care of the household chores. Why?? Why follow all those prejudices that are senseless? Everyone deserves to be treated equally, then why are women not paid equally, treated differently, are expected less? In my country, India, rural girls are still struggling for education, and the situation has improved, but why was there such kind of a problem in the first place? It all depends on our mindset, if every men and woman themselves work on their mindsets towards gender discrimination, the world will become a better place.

  • enlightened_currant | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 25 Nov 2022

    Women also face violence because of the gender inequality. In our society and particulary in non-developed countries they still think that woman should be abused on every small mistake she does, they also force girls to get married at a very young age at 11-12, other than that they say about them spinsters.
    They also get abused just for wanting to learn, not for wearing hijab and many other examples, here we can say that gender inequality exists!
    In the end gender equality should replace gender inequality because we need to stop violence against women and when we say gender equality we mean that there should be equal rights to both genders and what men take woman should take!.

  • reflective_journalist | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    Unfortunately, our world is not perfect, but there are certain things we need to change immediately, for example sexism. It's mostly women and girls who have to deal with this kind of thing like: Back in the day we weren't allowed to vote, people thought girls were the least successful or the weakest people. Although this is a big mistake, we cannot ignore the fact that this also happens to boys and men. As an example of sexism towards men, I'd say some people think it's weird for men to have certain jobs like being a ballerina or being a cheerleader, but we need to understand that everything and every job is there for anyone willing to try it. Gender inequality is something our leaders don't pay much attention to. Of the 195 countries in the world, only 15 are led by women. In some countries, women are not even given the opportunity to lead in politics or other leadership positions. Given the gender pay gap, women should be paid according to their level of hard work and experience, not according to their gender. At a time where I'm from, girls in some states would often marry young to some older men, and that's a form of gender-based violence. In some states many years ago, girls' feet were not expected to set foot in classrooms. In the mentalities of the old, girls were born to serve men and their workplace was the kitchen. It is unfair that great minds that could have solved so many of the world's problems have been shut down before they were even given a chance to work. Our leaders have to stand up for women, and they can make change by ending gender inequality. Unfair and unequal treatment must end.

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    One of the problems that women face is preventing them from testifying in the courts, and this causes a lot of harm. If there is no witness other than a woman and her testimony is not accepted, then this is unfair.

    Also in my country, she is prevented from traveling alone, she must have a person or a man with her, and this was said because the woman is weak and cannot bear to travel alone, but the woman must be made responsible for herself and make her own decisions

  • clever_wasp | Lyons Hall Primary School D | United Kingdom 25 Nov 2022

    I think there should be equal rights all around the world. It is not fair if woman have to do what men are telling them to do because they are there own person and they have there own designs. They should have there own rights .it has really amazed and interested me. I feel that in some countries men are just looking over woman like they would be there boss. But no they should be equal. It should stop

  • loyal_painting | Lyons Hall Primary School D | United Kingdom 29 Nov 2022

    I have a lot against inequality I personally think that it’s wrong why are there laws on this am against the government of Iran. Things must change!

  • victorious_goat | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 30 Nov 2022

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    The fact that little women have access to education suprises most because I thought most people who go for teaching courses are women because such courses are underestimated by men, and even were I go for school our principal is a woman so 8 thought they inspire and support the young girls to complete there studies so I didn't expect their to be Gap in the education sector.
    I think what the government should do is to create or fund public schools for only girls because some times girls don't attend school because they fear to be exposed to boys, the government should alsoput onkt female teachers in these schools because they will be able to understand the problems girls face and be able to help them it will also provide jobs to women and this will attract more girls to study since there are jobs.
    I think the other other challenge they face is political inferiority women are underestimated on some posts for example in our country we have LC1 chairmans as the leaders of the villages but people can not choose a lady fir this post, and also some other big posts they think they are for men for example the president's position little countries can have ladies contest for those posts and even they contest they are not voted by the locals because people have a mindset that the position is for only men.

  • funny_didgeridoo | Lyons Hall Primary School D | United Kingdom 30 Nov 2022

    i think that we should all be equal and have the same rights as well being looked upon
    in the same way .

  • dependable_fly | Adamson Middle School K | United States of America 01 Dec 2022

    The fact that surprised me the most was that women get paid less a month. I think that both men and women deserved to be paid the same for their hard work, and not because of their gender. Women also suffer gender equality by not being let into places that men can only go to, etc. I think that women should be treated the same as men, because women can and will do the same work men can do.

  • eloquent_impression | Kibeda School | Sudan 02 Dec 2022

    One of the most ridiculous things I've heard from narrow-minded people is that females should not be allowed to receive an education. It's strange because this harms the country more than anything else.
    Let me explain.
    I think many people don't understand that a mother and her child share a bond deeper than love or what is visible on the surface. That bond moulds the mind, body and soul of the mother and her child. Thus, no matter what, the child will end up thinking the same way as the mother. If the mother is ignorant, so is the child.
    Say the entire female generation of a country isn't allowed an education. Now let's imagine three-quarters of that generation gets married and has kids. That's an entire generation of ignorant people, which means an ignorant leader, authority and community. I don't think any country could survive that.
    And I haven't even factored in the loss of potential geniuses that could've been found in females and would've in turn gained the country global recognition.
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, we females are a force of nature and any attempts to smother our voices will be met with rage and fury, not unlike that from the deepest depths of hell.

  • openminded_planet | Pointe South Middle School R | United States of America 04 Dec 2022

    I think it is unfair that men have the right to do anything yet women are looked at as weak and don't have their say in things that should be a simple human right.

    Women don't get the same pay as men. Women don't make as much progress as men. Women don't get education like men. Women don't even get paid for their work. Women struggle with those things because they are Women, and inequality towards them just makes no sense.

  • receptive_editor | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 08 Dec 2022

    Today in the world we talk about the causes, the areas where people are affected and the solutions. But the question that we do not ask is "WHY?". Why are men treated or seen as higher than women?, why are women the gender that is suffering from this global issue?, why are women excluded from some things?. This is a question that I,ve tried to answer on my own but i've found it very hard.