Activity 4: How can we stop bias at work?

In week 4 of this Project, your lesson will explore biases in the workplace.

Read the seven cards below.

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bias card 4


bias card 5


bias card 6


bias card 7

Your challenge: Pick the ONE card you feel most strongly about.

What could be done to change this situation?

Come up with ONE practical solution to this problem - this might be:

  • something that the government could do
  • something that businesses and employers could do
  • something that the media could do

The best answers will explain exactly why your solution would help fix the problem.

Comments (129)

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    17 Mar 2022

    I pick card two I think that men should be allowed to take part time roles in jobs in order to have more time to spend with the children and family because most of the time children are not able to know and bond well with their fathers due to the kind of jobs they do which makes most children think that their fathers don't like them which is not true so I feel that a solution to this problem is that fathers should be given the privilege to take part time roles in jobs so that children would be given the opportunity to spend enough time with their fathers and also bond well with them because personally I feel that the experience of children growing up without their fathers is not a good one and in order for this to be avoided fathers should be given part time roles in their jobs.

    1. British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      enchanted_dusk's comment 19 Mar 2022

      I respect your opinion my dear 😍😍

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      enchanted_dusk's comment 20 Mar 2022

      Yes, that's right. I know a girl whose father works in the military. She says that he spends most of the time on the job.

    3. St Michael's Middle School impartial_pineapple | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
      enchanted_dusk's comment 30 Mar 2022

      I agree because women are normalized to spend more time with their children and get to take time off jobs to look after them. Men are supposed to go to work and make the money for the family. Very rarely do you see men taking time out of work to be with there children. Society shows that women should look after the kids and not work but men should work and only take time off on the weekends.

      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
        impartial_pineapple's comment 30 Mar 2022

        Can you think of any examples of women or men who break this mould?

  • British Council.jpg amusing_volcano | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    17 Mar 2022

    I will go with Card Five which says that "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 equality has not yet been achieved". Well I cant talk for the rest of the world but for Nigeria it is actually true, in the present day society we find out that education is very expensive like there are schools that pay 2,402.45US dollars converted to naira it's a million or pulse and, even the schools you find the cheaper schools tend to have very poor educational system. I feel like if the Government can provide good Government schools with very good and experienced teachers it go a long way in helping.
    Also, I was reading a novel second class citizen by Buchi Emecheta the novel is about a character Adah, while this character Adah was growing up she had passion for education but her dad didn't give her a chance because they are from the eastern part of Nigeria and he (her father) said that sending a girl child to school will be a waste of time because the girl wont continue the fathers name but will get married and have to go to her husbands house, he also added that even if the girl will be allowed to go to school she will stop at grade 3 then she goes to learn any hand skill or trade , all this inferior and obnoxious beliefs also contribute to the bias at work, if there was away the government will help in changing this it will help.
    How can businesses and employers help in stop bias at work, you see when employees understand stereotyping it's effects and how it stops the growth of society and also bosses in business firms should learn to be transparent in their hiring and promotion process, making of leaders responsible , and having a clear criteria for evaluating qualifications and performance, promotion of dialogue, making meeting inclusive, provide bias training classes.
    I believe that the media can help in the stopping of bias at workplace by creating TV shows that enlighten the society at large about gender equality .

    1. British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      amusing_volcano's comment 19 Mar 2022

      That's great my dear 💕💕

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      amusing_volcano's comment 20 Mar 2022

      Well said, the expensive school may be a major reason for bias due to the high tuition fee in it, which prevents a good number from learning when it is the available place in the region

    3. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      amusing_volcano's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Certainly, we need programs that explain the damages of prejudice and how it harms work and its outputs. The government must take advantage of everything appropriate to get rid of this hateful matter.

    4. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      amusing_volcano's comment 22 Mar 2022

      When there is equality of treatment between employees, each employee will work hard and give his best

    5. Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_rock | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom
      amusing_volcano's comment 22 Mar 2022

      I really like this comment and strongly agree about the bias in Education. Society now, is getting better with equal rights but there still needs to be some improvements.

  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    17 Mar 2022

    I chose card six and I think something the governmant should do is try to get 50% men managers and 50% for women managers, because then, the government can see how they manage people differently.
    I believe that businesses should try not to be so particular about what gender they employ which will probably make a difference as then, there will be different genders working together so once they make acquatience with each other, there will be less bias.
    I think the media could be changed, so that there are monitors who check and see what is being sent online so that it is not bias.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      articulate_rock's comment 20 Mar 2022

      When he does that, he may get great results, everyone will come up with new ideas that develop from the work

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    17 Mar 2022

    I will be picking card 3, what actually is gender pay gap "The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women". Progress is being made to make sure that the gap between men and women even out what exactly is that progress I mean really though I feel the pay gap issue is a complex issue, the pay gap is not the issue here the thing is what can we do to solve the issue;
    1. Offering equal opportunities
    The thing is almost all issues are caused by gender inequality, if men and women are given the same opportunities I am sure that the pay gap will be reduced.
    2. Cultivate Negotiating Skills
    One of the biggest mistakes working women can make is not asking for more. Research has shown females are paid less across the board, and innumerable companies will take advantage of this fact. Even if starting small, it’s important to include this skill in job applications.
    3. Pick a Fair Field
    "A report by the Center for American Progress found that nearly half of all women hold the same 20 occupations". By working in female-dominated fields, it’s hard for women to differentiate themselves and point out pay inequalities, don't you think so.
    4. Seek Out Promotions
    Women often don't seek out promotions because they feel like nothing will change but none the less we can at least try, women should at least push for more power regardless of the of future family choices or other related problems because personally I feel like it would be more convenient for future women.
    5. Talk About Yourself
    Self-promotion can be very off-putting to some, but it’s important to let supervisors and others in power know when you do something well or accomplish a goal for the company. Women never do this because it may be seen as bragging or things of that sort but even though it may be uncomfortable recommending yourself the outcome can be very promising.
    Those are the major things I think EVERYONE can do to solve the pay gap problem, I honestly hope it takes less than 135 years to breach the pay gap problem around the world.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      champion_elephant's comment 20 Mar 2022

      I raised a very important issue that really needs radical solutions, because at the present time, many women are primarily responsible for their families.

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      champion_elephant's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Do you know why women ask for lower wages because they feel that the male characteristic is dominant, even if they are experienced? I am not saying that everyone does this, but the large majority of companies deal with this act and sometimes exploit women because of their urgent need to work

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    17 Mar 2022

    Another common example of bias at work believe it or not is bias in the military why is it that women are hardly in the military, stereotypes, that is actually what is wrong because even in high ranks bias takes place so how are we meant to stop gender inequality. Even in present times women are not given high positions especially in schools why is that, women never hold high positions and even if they do it is not often recognized.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      champion_elephant's comment 22 Mar 2022

      This is true, no matter how high the status of women may be, but the dominance of men's positions becomes more visible

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        willing_imagination's comment 22 Mar 2022

        exactly my point so do we need to devise other methods to make all genders equal.

        1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
          champion_elephant's comment 23 Mar 2022

          Can you give examples of these ways?

    2. Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_rock | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom
      champion_elephant's comment 22 Mar 2022

      That's really sad. It's crazy to think that society today still thinks that women are less likely to do more "masculine" jobs such as, the military and so on. I also find it so crazy that in this day and age countries still don't allow women to have jobs and expect woman to stay home , cook , clean , look after children and even make children. It also affects men with them non- stop working and not being able to rest.

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    17 Mar 2022

    I'll agree with the first card that globally, women on average charge less than men. For every dollar a man earns. Women earn 77 cents
    In our country, this kind of prejudice does not exist in the cities, only in the villages. The government tried to punish the perpetrator for this fact, but the men do not respond to the fact that they are chiefs or businessmen who sent people to rule and monitor these villages.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      strong_bird's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Exactly that women always have lower wages because of the belief that the man in the house is responsible for it, although this is not true in many cases, the woman is responsible for the family for many reasons

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    17 Mar 2022

    I will choose to talk about the fourth card, as many employees do not like to talk about their salaries for fear that this will cause others to demand the same salaries and affect their relationship with the boss. In my opinion, I consider this a kind of biasThe reason is that a person must receive what he deserves from the wages according to his work experience and according to their scientific certificates

  • British Council.jpg fantastic_fossil | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card 7, I feel managerial positions in organizations most especially governmental ones should be given to the most deserving most accountable and most equitable employee irrespective of gender.
    I feel the government should test all their employees both mentally and morally and the most deserving to be manager should be appointed.
    For business employers they should place gender sentiment aside and appoint the most deserving manager, they should not even give a woman for the sake of gender inequality or a man based on stereotype.
    The media should place a diamond value on the few female managers we have, making them popular and holding them in high esteem encouraging other businesses to test out this concept

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      fantastic_fossil's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Good opinion, but is there always an opportunity to do a comparison of job applicants? Most importantly, workplace laws prohibit mediation and punish anyone who abuses his position.

  • British Council.jpg sensitive_idea | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Mar 2022

    I chose card number 6 that thing is the most prevalent thing in our society (equality in wages and education)
    Why hasn't equality been achieved as long as society has got what it wants..(women's education)? This is because he does not even want to look to women.. Women have strengthened themselves and rose up against society. They have been educated and obtained certificates, but society has not even looked at them or made them equal with men.
    Even at work, an educated woman is different from an educated man, according to their thinking. Why is this? The two are educated, have certificates and are distinguished, but society wants to differentiate between them. Even wages in business also differ between women and men.. As you say about the man who bears the burden and expenses of the family, but also the woman does that, why not? ..
    It is also a main thing in the family that you want to do work until you have enough or the need of her children like a man. And more importantly, after everything that women have done in society until now, they are not recognized as men, nor are they equal
    ~ I think that this problem can be solved by making demonstrations against society at the government, but the biggest problem is if the government also discriminates between men and women.
    ~ We can also make hashtags about women and how to give them their right to this society.
    ~ It is also possible for the media to publish bulletins on the role of women and how they suffer in society.
    So I'm wondering....
    Is society biased towards men from a special point of view..that is, it is possible that there is something in a man that is hidden..or is that because he is a man and nothing else???!!
    And also does society deliberately inequality between men and women?

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      sensitive_idea's comment 22 Mar 2022

      For society, the man sees himself as special only because he is created male and responsible for the female, although nowadays many women assume the role of man and more. Upon the death of the husband, the woman bears the task of protecting and providing for her family.

      1. British Council.jpg sensitive_idea | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        willing_imagination's comment 25 Mar 2022

        It should be added to the list of women's responsibilities in order for society to understand that society has a big role in society

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    Hey all,
    I picked card 5 and I believe that the problem starts from the laws made by the government that dooes not allow women have access to proper education in most countries.A very practicable and simple solution to this problem is that government in countries should make laws that give both men and women equal access to education. And by doing so, women too can be educated thereby reducing or even completely eradicating the pay gap between men and women that is caused by lack of education.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Well said, the solution begins with the enactment and implementation of laws.

  • British Council.jpg eager_statement | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I chose card 6 and the solution will be under the media and the reason I am saying this is because people are occasionally heard through the media because if there is a large agreement of an opinion it could l be considered. Another reason is that as the world advances women are being allowed to do some certain things but in the aspect where they are not considered it could be build on gradually. Also another important solution is setting rules in the world place against biasness for example, if anyone breaks that rule there will be consequences for that so it could stop that to some point .another reason is challenging ones believe. I don't mean it in a wrong way but one can stand out and say that females have equal rights with men and they should be strictly ahead to.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      eager_statement's comment 22 Mar 2022

      I think that the media outlets are themselves biased towards a certain party, so do not rely on them to bring about change as we want.

      1. British Council.jpg eager_statement | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        willing_imagination's comment 23 Mar 2022

        I understand thank you for the observation.

        1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
          eager_statement's comment 23 Mar 2022

          I had the pleasure of talking to you.

  • British Council.jpg jocular_explanation | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card 5.
    The government is literally the closest institution to closing the pay gap, because once they put pressure on companies to rethink the difference in pay, they would eventually give in an work on it. The government could enforce laws like paternity leave.
    There are fathers who are hardy around their children, it would help to bond them and their children and also create the opportunity for women to return back to work.
    The government can implement mentoring strategies for women to learn to negotiate, since one of the factors of pay gap is the lack of women's ability to negotiate for their pay, working conditions, and how to balance family and work. If the mentoring process does not work out eventually, the government could as well eliminate it completely to avoid discomfort between male senior workers and female junior workers' relationship in the work sector.
    The government could introduce salary transparency policy, where all the employees know how much the company is willing to pay, and also so they have the knowledge of the ranges, so they know they're being paid fairly.
    Lastly, the government could implement awareness and empowerment to encourage female entrepreneurs. It could help in reducing the pay gap and promoting self-reliance.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      jocular_explanation's comment 22 Mar 2022

      The government makes laws, but are these laws implemented? Here, these laws became just a written paper

      1. British Council.jpg jocular_explanation | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        willing_imagination's comment 23 Mar 2022

        It is still up to the government to implement the law. If they don't, they are just giving unconscious signs to the populace that they are supporting the sound of a protest.

        1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
          jocular_explanation's comment 23 Mar 2022

          I think that such will have a negative effect as it will lead to chaos among the peoples.

          1. British Council.jpg jocular_explanation | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
            willing_imagination's comment 23 Mar 2022

            Exactly why the government should look into it critically before turning down a case as critical as this. The people try their best to get what they want and they could go the extra mile when they don't get it, the government should consider that too.

            1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
              jocular_explanation's comment 23 Mar 2022

              Yes, it is true. When a person does not get what he is entitled to, he will do the impossible to get it, even if it comes to chaos.

  • British Council.jpg affable_atmosphere | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card 5 because where I live in, called Nigeria, there is an unconscious believe whereby women are only meant to be in the kitchen and cook and to take care of the household chores.
    This believe has tempered with the life of several women especially women from different states in Nigeria such as Borno, Katsina, and Zamfara whereby women still don't go to school thereby only engaging in different vocations such as tailoring and bead making. And of course we know that this vocations mentioned may not earn a valuable amount of money that id in the provision of basic necessities.
    I believe that the media is one of the greatest way that will help in the eradication of the gender pay gap because, the media is one of the fastest way of spreading different information's across the world. The media can help in enlightening the world on the benefit of educating the female child and an end to the unconscious belief about women being born only to cook and manage the household. All this can be aired through televisions, radios and social media so that both the both the poor and rich can be aware of this and the gender pay gap will be eradicated.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      affable_atmosphere's comment 18 Mar 2022

      What kind of programmes or adverts through television, radio and social media do you think will help the most, affable_atmosphere?

      1. British Council.jpg affable_atmosphere | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Mar 2022

        I believe that programmes about increase pay transparency would be good.

        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          affable_atmosphere's comment 21 Mar 2022

          Can you say why?

            1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
              frank_orca's comment 30 Mar 2022

              Tom is a teacher who works at Topical Talk and runs The Student Hub. He creates all the learning activities and quizzes here. You can often see him responded to comments and post like I am here.

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      affable_atmosphere's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Do you ensure integrity in the media and properly highlight matters?

  • British Council.jpg authentic_bird | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Mar 2022

    (I chose the second card) The majority used to consider it the most important and sacred roles that women play from the moment of bearing children, and their birth, and it includes child care, raising them, and household chores, but they forgot This particular role is basically a joint role, as it is absolutely not possible for a woman to have children without a man, and raising children is a great responsibility, and it requires the cooperation of the father and the mother, And their participation to achieve it, as many studies have reported that families in which children grow up without the presence of the father and mother together suffer from problems related to raising children, and their psychological reality.

    1. British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      authentic_bird's comment 18 Mar 2022

      Some men think that their responsibility towards their children is only to provide what they need of food, drink and clothing only

      1. British Council.jpg authentic_bird | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        fabulous_flight's comment 21 Mar 2022

        No, they must be provided with tenderness and tenderness so that they take care of them when they grow old and need someone to support them in that, so why not tell men to think about the future

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      authentic_bird's comment 22 Mar 2022

      Yes, many children were exploited for not having a safe home, so they were vulnerable to drug dealers and others

      1. British Council.jpg authentic_bird | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        willing_imagination's comment 22 Mar 2022

        It is possible that we educate the fathers in this and that we contribute to the work of institutions to educate fathers and mothers on this, and it is possible that one of the conditions of marriage may be the father’s tenderness over the children, and if he is not caring, international institutions must take care of them

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card 5 because it is true, but that is not the only reason why women are treated unfairly in places of work. Gender is the main reason for inequalities in the workplace, this is because nowadays there is an increase in the number of women in workplaces in the world. Female employees are currently found in almost all sectors of economy irrespective of their position, they still face their male colleagues in the workplace. sometimes male employees may team up against female employees because they feel intimated by their presence why should things be done that way they even make comments like " so what if she is my boss I am a man". Some even say the lady is only employed not because of her capability but because of her attractiveness. Women also face sexual harassment in their work place, "in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia few girls are enrolling in schools compared to boys meaning that women in these countries lack the necessary skills to be placed on the job market''( from ivypanda). While in some countries women are forbidden from doing certain jobs due to culture, religion and male views. This deprives women the opportunity to work despite their educational qualification. In developed countries, women are stereotyped into service employment, why should that be. While some other women who have children and choose to bring them up are forced to work part-time in order to have adequate time to take care of their children. As a result of this, most women are paid poorly as compared to their male counterparts who can work longer or even equal hours. gender discrimination has mostly affected women as compared to men especially in the workplace. In workplaces, some men have problems working with women and sharing offices and information resources with them. More so, some men have difficulty communicating with their female colleagues because of their so called pride which is actually their toxic masculinity .This seems like it has always been the case all over the world, but gender inequality tends to be experienced more in developing and poor countries than already developed countries don't you think so.

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card 2.
    I agree to the fact that it is mostly women who take part -time roles at work. one of the disadvantages of having a part-time role is that it does not only affect your pay but also your career. Research has shown that 15% of women in the world today have stable jobs, 10% are entrepreneurs and 65% survive on part time jobs. But I strongly believe that this all started right from when women were not given equal rights as men. When it was always believed that women were the ones to stay at home and cater for the children while men go out to find suitable Jobs. Yes, now women are allowed to go to school and get jobs but most of them are still working below their potentials. It is heart breaking to imagine a girl spend years in school and then just to see her end up with a part-time job and most times the part-time jobs do not even pay well enough.
    I feel the solution to this is that employers and businesses should grant equal pay to women with part-time jobs. They should equally be given the same opportunities just as the workers that work full time by the way the only difference between a part-time worker and a worker who works fully is just time.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      sincere_spring's comment 21 Mar 2022

      Can you tell us where you found this information, sincere_spring?

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    18 Mar 2022

    I pick card seven.
    Women are indeed more likely to do unpaid work than men and this is also the case in Nigeria where I live. I feel that there are various reasons for this which include:
    1. It is believed in some places that a woman should be subjected to only work that has to do with household chores and child care-taking. According to research "Women and girls undertake more than 75% of unpaid care work in the world. In 89% of households, women and girls perform the majority of household chores."
    2. Women are usually not given work because it is believed that employing women would not be productive as they have a higher chance of quitting their jobs after a short period of time due to child the will of her husband(that is according to her husband's bidding), or due to pregnancy. This is very biased towards women not given paid work to do.
    What is the solution for this?
    I feel like instead of women looking for who will pay them or provide jobs for them they should start up ENTREPRENEURSHIP businesses. This is where the government comes in. The government can help with this by providing enlightenment for women on entrepreneurship opportunities through the media and starting programs that help to develop women's skills and confidence in the entrepreneurship aspect. The government can also help by providing financial help to women who have outstanding business ideas. This was done in Nigeria a few years back, President Goodluck introduced a program "YouWin" that provides financial assistance to youths, women men with outstanding business plans that are aspiring entrepreneurship programs.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 21 Mar 2022

      A really interesting idea, with evidence to back it up too. Could you tell us if the Youwin programme has been a success so far?

  • British Council.jpg inventive_significance | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Mar 2022

    I chose to talk about Card 6, as it talks about the percentage of women who own important administrative positions in the world, which is only 28%. It is a very small percentage. Women deserve more positions and administrative positions than this percentage.
    Women have masterminds and innovative minds that they can use for the sake of their country.
    Will I be a lawyer in the future with a high profile, my words will not be taken into account because of this bad percentage?
    I believe that women should be given opportunities at work to create societies and ideas that benefit the country.

  • British Council.jpg unconventional_temperature | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    18 Mar 2022

    I would like to talk about the second card. I think that men should be also allowed to take part time roles in job because men and women have equal rights and if women are allowed to take part time why is it that men are also not allowed to do so? Some children even think their father's don't like them because they don't get time for them and also the upbringing of a child is also a great privilege and it's not only the mother's duty it requires the cooperation of the father and mother. Children must be well trained by their mother and father and if this can probably happen then men must also get part time in their jobs.
    Thank you.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      unconventional_temperature's comment 21 Mar 2022

      This is a good potential solution to this, unconventional_temperature. What can governments do to encourage this?

    2. British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      unconventional_temperature's comment 22 Mar 2022

      That is very much true fathers should be given the chance to take part time roles in jobs because most of the time children tend to love one parent more than the other all because they feel that their fathers don't have enough time for them.

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    18 Mar 2022

    I chose the second card because the man should work part-time so that he gets the opportunity to spend more time with his children and the participation of women in their upbringing and bearing their responsibilities, and also so that he feels how much the woman bears of physical and psychological fatigue towards some of her responsibility and also so that the woman can prove herself in this society And it is able to work in this world

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Mar 2022

    Well great question!
    I will imagine myself as a manager in a company and there was bias in my company How do I reduce it First educate them on unconscious bias Employees must be educated about their unconscious bias, and their actions towards their female colleagues. Although this does not guarantee that attitudes will change, it helps employees understand their biases and work to eliminate them even after a while. Unconscious biases are the underlying attitudes and stereotypes that people unconsciously ascribe to another person or group of people that affect how they perceive a person or group and deal with them based on those images. Second, company managers or officials should review salaries frequently for gender parity. When hiring, the salary range should be based on experience and number of years of work, with room for personal accomplishments, but it should not be based on the employee's success in negotiation processes or being male/female.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 21 Mar 2022

      These are superb ideas, appreciative_pear. Have you ever tried an unconcious_bias test?

      1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Mar 2022

        Well great question!
        Yes, but I'm not one of a friend of mine. She told me about it. I deduced from her words the concept of unconscious bias, which is unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people formed by individuals outside their conscious awareness. Each person has unconscious beliefs about different social groups and identity. These biases stem from the individual's tendency To organize social worlds through classification
        I suggested to her some ways to reduce unconscious biases. The best way to prevent oneself from succumbing to these unconscious biases is to become aware of them and take action to prevent them both when hiring, hiring and retaining employees. Doing so will help the team build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

  • British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Mar 2022

    I think Card No. (1) is the most common problem, as in its text "Globally":
    There are a lot of women who have trouble finding a job because of their gender but when they actually get the job there remains a gap which is the salary (wages).
    The reason for this problem is that when the president is “male,” and this is common, international laws are placed on a basis in which women do not participate in the labor sector in the majority, as they are given more wages for men. Why?! Because he's just a man!
    In my city, the problem is the same, where it is rare for a woman to get a wage similar to or like that of a man because he has physical and muscular strength, but women are sensitive and somewhat thin.
    I suggest that companies and employers provide employment opportunities for women and equal pay.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      great_concept's comment 21 Mar 2022

      What kind of society do you think we would live in if more world leaders were female, great_concept?

      1. British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Mar 2022

        I think that if more women world leaders would rise up in the middle of the released criminals because of the Queen or the President's pity for them or their belief in their argument, why!!?
        As we know women are merciful and kind-hearted and believe the accused. As for the poor, I think the percentage of poor in societies will decrease, and men will not have the preference to enforce orders. The phrase will become "discrimination against men".
        As in the above topic, one of the cards said that the world will be able to balance between men and women in terms of holding positions. They will need 50 years to do that. I think if we switch roles, we will need another 50 years.

      2. British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Mar 2022

        Certainly it will be a society with less sexism than before but not completely without prejudice

      3. British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 30 Mar 2022

        I think that we should live in a country whereby both females and males are given the same opportunity to be leaders and get specific job opportunities and not such opportunities stereotyped to only men.

  • British Council.jpg responsible_cymbals | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Mar 2022

    I would choose card 6.
    I would talk about women occupying political positions (managerial positions)
    United Nations said, "When it comes to political power, women are totally outnumbered by men, accounting for less than 7 percent of the world's leaders and only 24 percent of lawmakers, according to the latest statistics" (https://www.firstpost.com/world/in-politics-women-seriously-outnumbered-by-men-less-than-7-make-world-leaders-only-24-make-lawmakers-says-un-6248411.html). Also, fifty-six of the 146 nations (38%) studied by the World Economic Forum in 2014 and 2016 have had a female head of government or state for at least one year in the past half-century. In 31 of these countries, women have led for five years or less; in 10 nations, they have led for only a year. The Marshall Islands, which is not included on the WEF list of countries, has also had a female leader for one year (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/08/women-leaders-around-the-world/).
    According to these researches, clearly states the fact that women are not properly represented in politics due to some reasons.
    I would narrow my view to that of my country, Nigeria. In Nigeria, there are few women in political and leadership positions. Currently, only 7 out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of Representatives members are women (https://theconversation.com/nigeria-has-few-women-in-politics-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-it-159578). This also tells us that this also occurs here in Nigeria. This is due to some reasons like insufficient funds
    to buy forms for political positions or funds for the campaign, political party rules and system of doing things, stereotyping, cultural and religious reasons, and many others.
    I think this can be reduced by: helping them through providing funds for buying forms and campaigns, women who are good at handling positions well should be encouraged and help where necessary in financial needs, Political parties should also allow women to come out as party candidates for political positions from their parties, women should also be stopped being stereotyped i.e that can't hold certain positions. There are many ways that we can solve this, which we can also mention.
    We should give women a chance to prove their capabilities instead of discouraging and stereotyping them.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    19 Mar 2022

    How does a woman feel when she is a pioneer in the world of men?

    “There is a huge risk associated with assuming leadership positions when you are a woman, because judgments are made about you beforehand because of your gender.”

  • British Council.jpg genuine_tiger | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Mar 2022

    I chose card " 1" I think the origin is envy, and let's call it the racist stimuli, which includes this lack in human soul, as you can learn from them the colorful concept of racism , sects, exploitation and others.
    They lead to negative aspects of life like the racial discrimination between men and women . But the company and co-operation has a big role in this life.I think Societies are measured by governments .They have to narrow the circle of differences between tribes and societies .They have to put justice rules and equality between the two kinds of gender that relating to work .

  • British Council.jpg perceptive_land | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    20 Mar 2022

    Group 1:we can stop bias in work by not being corrupt and receiving bribe
    Group 2:we can stop bias in work by employing qualified workers not unqualified workers at work places.
    Conclusion: I think that Group 2 has won the debate and managers of some work place must employ qualify workers for their work and they must stop receiving bribery and must avoid corruption

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      perceptive_land's comment 22 Mar 2022

      You have clarified a good thing, which is bribery, as it is an important element that controls the process of hiring people

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Mar 2022

    The true partnership is that the two sexes exist side by side, everyone has a job in which he creates and gives his best, and no one should be marginalized

  • British Council.jpg motivated_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    I would like to focus more on card one. After some further research, I realized that there are many types of wage rates and from the information I have derived form the internet, the type of wage rate that has more tendencies of supporting gender bias is the cash and the cash and the time wage rate. I think this because while using these wage rates, there is actually no way to measure the actual amount of work being done by a worker whether male or female and as such it is easy to "cheat" female workers by paying them less than their male counterparts even if they do more work. With the piece rate however, the amount of work done by each person can be accurately measured. This gives the workers irrespective of their gender a good idea of how much their work is worth.
    I think that for the gender pay gap to be eradicated rapidly, the piece wage rate has to be adopted in a lot of firms. Even though it will be a bit hard to implement in firms such as hospitals where the actual amount of work done cant be accurately measured, its a step that is worth it.

  • British Council.jpg amusing_volcano | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    I will be picking card Card 7. The government can help this situation by making and implementing work policies, like for example they could say that in every organisation or working place the ratio of men to women should be equal and maybe the penalty could be that the organization will be closed if the law is not adhered to, by doing this you will see that people will start craving for female workers.
    And then, businesses and employers could help by scouting, i want to believe that some this women at home are degree and certificate holders and you might find out that some of them have searched for jobs and maybe they didn't get so they given up and would rather just stay at home, so if the businesses and employers engage in scouting for workers i am sure that the 30% ratio of women doing unpaid jobs will drop drastically.
    For the media, the media can engage in educating the mass on the importance of equality in work place for example the health sector, I personally prefer female doctors to the males because I believe that women are more careful than men, so if the media can help in educating the mass the importance of gender equality in work it will go a long way in helping.

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    Ok I feel like in order to stop bias in the work places women should be given the chance to be give better roles in their work places and they should be paid higher than usual

  • British Council.jpg amusing_volcano | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    I would love to go with Card 5. Yes I agree that in the past fewer women had access to education but on the brighter side we can say that till know fewer women have access to education. First let the government give women chances to be Presidents, let them be given a chance and we would see the great impact of a women, the government should give women a sense of belonging in the present day society by simply empowering women in trade work and others spheres of business.
    Businesses and Employers can help by creating of Non Governmental Organizations(NGO's) that help in uplifting the women also making them believe in there self to do things that are extra ordinary.
    The media could help by advertising this NGO's on the television set, radios etc. So that the world would know of there existence, if the media is able to do this then it will help in stopping the gender bias in the working place .
    Thank You.

  • British Council.jpg zestful_coconut | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    In my opinion, the government can employ the use of Barack Obama's "pay data collection rule" which required large employers to collect pay details which consisted of race, ethnicity and gender. "The collection of such data provides enforcement officials with better information to do their work; it also facilitates a more intentional focus on the outsize pay disparities experienced by women of color " according to the American Progress.

  • British Council.jpg agreeable_jackfruit | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    Card 4
    Personally I think solving the problem of colleagues knowing what their fellow
    colleagues earn is a great idea and for me I propose that the government should solve
    this problem by setting up rules concerning pay of workers. Colleagues should know
    what they are being paid this is because keeping peoples salary private gives rise to
    inequality in pay and Inequality believe in pay causes a lot of problems between between fellow colleagues, if someone gets a raise, the managers
    would have to justify this decision to the rest of the team based on the employee's actual performance. Any bonus that is to be given should be explained
    to the team and all the managers why that decision should be taken.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    22 Mar 2022

    I would like to choose card 1.
    Kenya is full of gender inequality when you look at it from different perspectives. The gender pay gap can be stopped by letting people (women and men) talk about their challenges in work. These challenges we are facing at work include the gender pay gap. If they do this, they get stress out of their heads and they can solve their gender pay gap because the men there will feel like it is bad getting more pay than women yet they have children to take care of at home. Talking about children to take care of, women normally get less paying jobs and come back home to take care of their children but it's normally not that easy mostly when thy have less paying jobs.

    Women's voices need to be heard by society and that can be done by the government, media, and the employees working around. How can it be done by the following;

    1) The government can act effectively on this issue because of the much power it has over its citizens. The government can do this by putting a policy in all job facilities that will make everyone get equal pay no matter what position you take in the job. If one doesn't follow the regulation, he/she will be questioned to make other people take the issue seriously.

    2)People spend most of their time in the media (mostly social media platforms) looking at new trends and news all around the world. The media includes magazines. Media can cab gender pay gaps by warning people of the consequences of this behavior and other people can share if they were victims of the gender pay gap so that men and women can be convinced and act against this bias at work. If the media can make people come together and date then it is possible for the media to bring people together so they also think of ways they can cab the gender pay gap. We are all united by the media.

    3) A charter with your work buddies always makes you all feel equal. At this point, we need to know the difference between equality and equity. We all confuse both. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. When we take short breaks in doing work, we get the time to talk to our friends. Employees can sometimes talk about the gender pay gap and this can make the owner of the job get into action and set things at some pace.

    In our country, people are afraid to lose our president because, in August of this year, Kenya will be conducting elections and the worry on citizen's faces is because they feel like no leader can try to promote gender equality in Kenya as Uhuru Kenyatta and we all learn that without someone to help the country face the problem people would be suffering. We need to speak with everybody in society. BREAK THE BIAS.

    1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ Topical Talk
      rational_grape's comment 23 Mar 2022

      I like your suggestion of using the media to start conversations about the gender pay gap, rational_grape. Getting people talking about a problem is a good way to raise awareness, but how would you make sure employers listen to their staff on these issues?

  • British Council.jpg daring_raccoon | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I will go with card 1 because this is true and I feel the reason for this is because people think men have more strength to carry out more tasks than women, hence the women should be payed less because they lack man power but that is not true. There are women who work as hard as men do, some even harder. Recently, I watched a video of a woman who took her baby to work, she carried the back behind her throughout and carried out the same tasks as the men. It should not be stereotyped that men worker than men because of physical strength besides it's not all about the strength, its how you channel your mind to work. I think men and women should be given equal opportunities to work and be tested. I also think that people should be payed based on how much effort they put in their work and how productive they are.

  • British Council.jpg bold_editor | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I picked card 6, I think the media could also promote what females are accomplishing in businesses and the workplace and the milestones women are achieving on a daily basis in their businesses and by doing so promote a general awareness of amazing talented business women. For example, I watch a woman on YouTube, Ellen DeGeneres I think, she hosts a talk show and invites a lot of movie and music stars but she rarely invites successful business women or young ladies that have proven to have a talent in so many areas in society. If she can make it a habit of inviting successful business women, corporate women, eradicate the ideology that women are not suited for the corporate world. It could go a long way in promoting gender equality even to young girls who feel that they cannot make it or be successful because they are women.

  • British Council.jpg empowered_atmosphere | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I chose Card 7
    I feel a lot of women do work at home and even if they are taking care of their families, that does not mean that they should not get compensated or even rewarded for the housework. In some households in my country, some husbands make it mandatory for their wives to become “Fulltime housewives” even if they are not mothers yet and makes such that these women cannot work and have no other option than to be solely dependent on whatever their husbands can provide for them. This provision of funds by the husbands will help them to go about their daily spending especially when it’s for things the house needs. For instance, a woman needs to cook, she doesn’t have a job, she has no money, how is she going to shop for the products she would need to cook dinner or some household equipment? All this has made it difficult for women to remain or get access to paid labour or even work for longer hours because they are combining both paid and unpaid labour. In recent times women's unpaid labour is growing even more than that of men.
    For such households, the government should make laws and policies that protect the basic infrastructure that will make it mandatory that husbands and wives should have an equal share of domestic work(unpaid labour) then they should create more facilities that will pay(serve as paid jobs) such facilities will responsible to employ home care service workers and subsidize the cost of services rendered to such homes/families. This in turn will create more flexibility for women to be able do paid jobs without working for more hours than men.

  • British Council.jpg authentic_atom | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I picked card 6.
    I feel businesses should promote their workers strictly based on accomplishment and merit and not just gender or “Legacy”. Most especially in governmental organizations, there should be a policy that strictly promotes the practice of promoting workers that are due for such positions when they have met all the conditions for such position irrespective of gender or even race. If the governmental organizations strictly adhere to this kind of policy, the private firms would follow suit I believe and in even lesser time, the gap will be closed.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I pick card seven.
    Women are indeed more likely to do unpaid work than men and this is also the case in Nigeria where I live. I feel that there are various reasons for this which include:
    1. It is believed in some places that a woman should be subjected to only work that has to do with household chores and child care-taking. According to research "Women and girls undertake more than 75% of unpaid care work in the world. In 89% of households, women and girls perform the majority of household chores."
    2. Women are usually not given work because it is believed that employing women would not be productive as they have a higher chance of quitting their jobs after a short period of time due to child the will of her husband(that is according to her husband's bidding), or due to pregnancy. This is very biased towards women not given paid work to do.
    What is the solution for this?
    I feel like instead of women looking for who will pay them or provide jobs for them they should start up ENTREPRENEURSHIP businesses. This is where the government comes in. The government can help with this by providing enlightenment for women on entrepreneurship opportunities through the media and starting programs that help to develop women's skills and confidence in the entrepreneurship aspect. The government can also help by providing financial help to women who have outstanding business ideas. This was done in Nigeria a few years back, President Goodluck introduced a program "YouWin" that provides financial assistance to youths, women men with outstanding business plans that are aspiring entrepreneurship programs. This program has been a success as I know several people who have benefitted from this and are doing well presently.

  • British Council.jpg communicative_rock | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I chose card 6
    I feel that when any employer is recruiting new employees, they must establish something I want to call a recruitment gender equality quota. It’s supposed to be a system in which a company must hire an equal number of staff accounting both gender. For instance, if they hire 5 men, they must also hire 5 women, given of course they all possess equal skill set and qualifications.

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_strategy | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Mar 2022

    I chose card 6
    I think businesses could increase the use of Gender Quotas in businesses to control the employment of men and women in order not to base recruitment on just one gender. Looking out for skill is very important as present day has proven woman are just as skilled as men nowadays, so recruiting a near equal or even an equal number of women and men will greatly help reduce the gender workplace gap.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    23 Mar 2022

    I would like to choose card 4.
    It is considered rude to ask the amount your colleague earns but it is the best way to solve the gender pay gap because you may find that there is a gender pay gap among men and women working with you. We need to break the bias and to break it, we need two things. Corporation of workers on fighting the gender pay gap and the use of the media to solve the situation. Business employees can discuss the gender pay gap and educate other people using the media so that everyone can get the good news. Because of lots of people viewing the media, it will be easier for the message to reach people and the great part is that through social media, people can send photos and use sign language so that even a deaf person can understand because the news needs to reach and be heard by everyone in the society.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    24 Mar 2022

    Prejudice can be considered a negative attitude towards another person because of his membership or belonging to a particular group. Bias in this concept may not stop at the barrier of beliefs, feelings or behavioral intentions, but may cross this bridge into "stupid" and "reckless" behaviors, which do a certain harm to the other party; Verbal, psychological, or procedural, this bias may amount to physical harm, and here the problem is even bigger!

    It can be argued that there are multiple causes of bias, including:

    1. Age bias. We find a bias of some “adults” against “young people” in the work environment, as they see themselves as “kids” or “daughters” who do not understand and do not perceive, while young people may practice the same prejudice against adults , seeing them as “old-fashioned” and an obstacle to development! To a large extent, this bias is normal and even expected if the age difference between male and female employees is large, especially if it is accompanied by differences in levels of education, qualification or training.

    2. Gender bias. A man may prejudice against women, and she may be biased against him, the problem is that these prejudices are often implicit or "hidden", everyone preys on the other, especially if the man and woman are colleagues on the same organizational level or one is directly related or competitive with the other!

    3. Disability bias. Some unfortunately practice hateful prejudice against the hearing, visual, physical or mental disabled, through sarcasm, humor and blasphemy.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      willing_imagination's comment 24 Mar 2022

      Can you add a link to where you researched this information, willing_imagination?

  • British Council.jpg enigmatic_memory | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    24 Mar 2022

    I chose Card 7
    I feel a lot of women do work at home and even if they are taking care of their families, that does not mean that they should not get compensated or even rewarded for the housework. In some households in my country, some husbands make it mandatory for their wives to become “Fulltime housewives” even if they are not mothers yet and makes such that these women cannot work and have no other option than to be solely dependent on whatever their husbands can provide for them. This provision of funds by the husbands will help them to go about their daily spending especially when it’s for things the house needs. For instance, a woman needs to cook, she doesn’t have a job, she has no money, how is she going to shop for the products she would need to cook dinner or some household equipment? All this has made it difficult for women to remain or get access to paid labour or even work for longer hours because they are combining both paid and unpaid labour. In recent times women's unpaid labour is growing even more than that of men.
    For such households, the government should make laws and policies that protect the basic infrastructure that will make it mandatory that husbands and wives should have an equal share of domestic work(unpaid labour) then they should create more facilities that will pay(serve as paid jobs) such facilities will responsible to employ home care service workers and subsidize the cost of services rendered to such homes/families. This in turn will create more flexibility for women to be able do paid jobs without working for more hours than men and if women get paid they can help their families when they need something for instance, if a married man is running out of money and they need money for shelter,food and money to pay bills(school fees,hospital bills) because he's running out of money he'll find it hard to fulfill all these things so if his wife gets paid the wife can help him in financial problems

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg intellectual_grape | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    24 Mar 2022

    I suggest card 5 because this is inequality for both gender. What can be done? is that a community for female to participate to learn education so that they could possibly have a job and be equal as men

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (11).jpg enigmatic_elderberry | Castle Hill Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Mar 2022

    Card 3 because I think that the govoment could make women get the 23p, so that it is equal, so the money bias stops and no women feel like they didn't do enough work even though they did. Then they could stop working so much harder then men to get paid less.

    1. St Michael's Middle School authentic_raspberry | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
      enigmatic_elderberry's comment 01 Apr 2022

      I agree with what you're saying as it's true that women need to be payed equally to men however its the businesses that really need to make it equal - not the governments. The reason I believe this is that not only are many governments unequal themselves, but can also be quite corrupt; also, not all/ not many governments worldwide will do this as they can be oppressive to change or blame women! It's pathetic - I know but that's the world we live in. I hope that businesses who oppress and belittle women change their terms and demographics to favor equality over tradition.

  • British Council.jpg awesome_cymbals | Pantang Presby Basic School | Ghana
    26 Mar 2022

    I pick card 1 because both men and women are given the same time to report at work and close at the same time . Both are given the same job description . So why pay women less than the men .

  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Mar 2022

    How we can stop bias at work 1/Be transparent 2/support women in more senior positions 3/ Recruiting is gender- neutral 4/salary reviews and wage standardization 5/Drills on unconsciousbias

  • St Michael's Middle School eager_salak | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I think the first card is the most important thing to change because there is no reason woman should be paid less than men for doing the same job. That's like saying only people with brown hair get paid £2 and everyone else gets £1. I think to change this job places should look at what they are paying they employees and create gender equality.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      eager_salak's comment 30 Mar 2022

      Can you find and reasons why women might be being paid less than men?

  • St Michael's Middle School meticulous_didgeridoo | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I picked card 7 because it isn't right that women don't get payed for doing a bunch of hard work that deserves money. Women spend time doing chores and other so it isn't right to stereotype just because they are women doesn't mean it is there job to not get payed but still work hard. I think we can help this by opening new opportunities that women can do also being able to look after children.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      meticulous_didgeridoo's comment 30 Mar 2022

      Some people say that things such as house chores should be seen as work, just like when people go to the office. Why might people have this view?

  • St Michael's Middle School considerate_owl | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I chose card seven because I think that a lot of women spend their time at home doing jobs around the house and looking after family members which is very tiring for them. But people don't realize how hard some women work and should appreciate the they things they do for the people they love.

  • St Michael's Middle School breathtaking_orangutan | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I pick card 1 because even though we have different genders we all work hard and should earn an equal amount of money no matter what gender we are. This problem can be solved by workplaces and businesses making sure they are paying their employees the same amount of money.

  • St Michael's Middle School free_seagull | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I pick card 2. The government could create a new scheme to assist men on getting part time jobs or working part time. Businesses could have more part time jobs up for offer and the media could advertise and represent men working part time.

  • St Michael's Middle School invigorated_wildcat | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I chose card 3 because I think it is the most shocking. Women had to fight for nearly 100 years to get their rights and men just walked into the world with everything. To stop this, I think that we need more people to speak out and stand up for their rights. Not many people know about this so I think it would be good if they heard this from the people being affected so they can see the impact it is making on our world. Why should we wait 135 more years for someone to finally come to a conclusion that it needs to be stopped, when our future is in our hands.

  • St Michael's Middle School grounded_beetle | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I picked card 7 and I think that it is stereotyped for women to be doing the housework so if they are doing more work around the house then they should be paid the same as men to balance out the gender pay gap, especially if they can be doing up to 30% more work.

  • St Michael's Middle School crafty_land | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I feel very strongly about card 4, especially about not knowing what colleges are paid.
    If we are not told and educated about the problems in our society then how are we meant to find solutions? Not sharing is not the way to solve gender inequality, sharing our problems and working them out together is.

  • St Michael's Middle School open_signature | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I picked card seven because from the second the second we are born these expectations are put over our heads . These women are doing everything for the people they love an it is getting shun away by men in their fancy suits .
    We can stop being niave and realise the effort these incredible women are putting in with no expectation of getting paid.

  • St Michael's Middle School trustworthy_panther | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    On card 1 it tells us about how much women are underpaid, this can effect them a lot, women will finding life hard with there underpayment because there are medicines and food that they need to buy saving them from getting ill or even so much as starvation as well they would have to pay things like bills which could cost even more money and the shortage of money could mean they miss out the luxuries in life.

  • St Michael's Middle School kind_reality | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2022

    I think that the most significant issue is the one on card 3, due to the fact that it shows we can do more, decreasing the time the pay gap is here, the less people to go through managers who unfairly pair them for their work but also will influence how people live. With reduced pay women are expected to take care of their family's home-lives and children, leaving no money for themselves. This can cause issues with mental heath for them.

  • St Michael's Middle School authentic_raspberry | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    01 Apr 2022

    I want to discuss card 2 as it holds importance to men and women who are placed in very stereotypical, gender-based roles which restrain them from doing their preferred job. For instance, men are usually expected (in gender - stereotypes) to be making money from the morning to the evening, 5 days per week then only properly communicate and spend time with their family in the evenings and weekends. on the contrary, women are (stereotypically) expected to stay at home most the time, cook, do household chores and care for children when a lot of women prefer the idea of doing money-making jobs; Many men also wish that they could spend more valuable time with their family every day.
    This subject needs to be discussed much more for the benefit of families and their well-being globally .

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      authentic_raspberry's comment 01 Apr 2022

      A very insightful answer, authentic_raspberry!

  • St Michael's Middle School pioneering_rock | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    01 Apr 2022

    I pick card 2 when it says 'Research from the UK shows that men find it harder to get part time jobs'. Some people usually make a stereotype about it is the mothers job that look after the children, not the father's. This means it is harder for the men to get a part time job so they can have more bonding time with the kids as the employers usually think the mother will be looking after the children not the father. A solution to this problem could be spreading awareness through social media and real life conversations telling people that we should not just assume the men will be the ones working and the women stay at home, as women can get jobs just as well as the men can.

  • St Michael's Middle School selfreliant_sparrow | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    01 Apr 2022

    Talking about card 1, I believe the issue of woman being paid 33% less then men needs to be changed. Not paying woman as much for doing the exact same job as men doesn't make sense because in many cases woman could do a better job at it, of course men can be better at times but not always. Woman and men should be paid the same and if they work really well and deserve more give them a raise depending on their working ability not their gender. Paying men more for the same work as woman could loose companies money and time if the men were not as good workers. What if a woman was a single mum looking after her child and she isnt getting paid enough tolook after her and her children, of course there could be single dads which is why they should both be paid the same and enough to fund for them and whoever else. One other issue, what if their was a non-binary person who doesn't like to be classed as a woman or man, which salary will you pay them?

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      selfreliant_sparrow's comment 01 Apr 2022

      Good use of rhetorical questions, selfreliant_sparrow!

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Apr 2022

    I chose to talk about the fourth card, as many employees do not like to talk about their salaries for fear that others will ask for the same.
    Or that their salaries are low, so they do not talk about it, but rather they want to raise it
    In my personal opinion, this thing was considered by me and some as a bit of a bias. Persons shall receive the wages they deserve based on their experience, testimony and sincerity in their work.

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