Bias and inequality: the challenges

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What challenges do people you know face because of bias or inequality?

What advice would you give them?


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  • Be sensitive. Remember that bias and inequality are often very difficult for the person experiencing it.

Comments (377)

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    Most especially women they are maltreated or not treated justly due do inequality I know a woman she went to apply for a job alongside with a man but he did not meet up with the requirements and the woman met up with the requirements but the man was given the job and the woman was not due to her gender this is one of the examples given.

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      enchanted_dusk's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Do you think that the same thing goes with men? Don't you think bias against men exist too?

      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
        easygoing_flower's comment 23 Feb 2022

        There are some other comments here that discuss this, can you find any examples given of where male stereotyping occurs.?

        1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
          Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

          Yes there are comments that already discussed this. My point is to draw attention that men too go through bais but it's not talked about enough. Just because no one talks about it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

      2. British Council.jpg calm_chemistry | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
        easygoing_flower's comment 26 Feb 2022

        Yeah ,I think it exists but it is not commonly seen.

      3. British Council.jpg outspoken_shrimp | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        easygoing_flower's comment 28 Feb 2022

        Women are half of society It has rights and duties There is no difference between her and the man And every person has He has his weak point A woman's weak point is her dignity, and she cannot give up on it for any reason There are many women who suffer and are subjected to violence As for men, no one can control them
        * Why this distinction between them?
        Thank you ❤️

        1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
          outspoken_shrimp's comment 28 Feb 2022

          Dignity is not subjected for women only, it's a human thing. And indeed, women are shamed if they did something wrong because it affects their dignity but when it comes to men, everyone makes mistakes. I truly believe this discrimination is a result of the old believes we inherited from the past generations. The mentality that women are weak, women belong to the kitchen, men are the base of society. In order to set free from these believes that's holding us back, we have to work on ourselves , the future generation, we must educate ourselves enough about the importance of both genders in society. That's when discrimination will finally no loner exist.

          1. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            easygoing_flower's comment 05 Apr 2022

            Dear man, if it were not for women, you would not exist. The woman is the mother, the wife and the sister. Therefore, you, the man, must respect and appreciate her for this wonderful effort.

      4. British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        easygoing_flower's comment 08 Mar 2022

        Yes I believe that men also face gender bias too not only women

        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          enchanted_dusk's comment 08 Mar 2022

          Can you give an example, enchanted_dusk?

      5. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
        easygoing_flower's comment 09 Mar 2022

        yes, some men of the world have the same problem as women. like in the video challenge you can see the way men are in bais by the men and women.

      6. British Council.jpg generous_lychee | Makini Academy | Kenya
        easygoing_flower's comment 09 Mar 2022

        It does also happen to men but in most cases It is women who get judged.

    2. avatar.jpg Luis @ Kpmg
      enchanted_dusk's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this example enchanted_dusk. Thinking about what this example represents, what are the actions you think should be taken to remove this perceived inequality?

      1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Luis @ Kpmg's comment 24 Feb 2022

        We have to give both sexes their due, and this example of inequality makes us see that this is not true and one of the things that must be followed is to give each person his right and the fruit of his effort and not to be biased because of gender

        1. avatar.jpg Luis @ Kpmg
          successful_globe's comment 01 Mar 2022

          Some valid points you make successful_globe. From your point of view how far are we from total equality and what is stopping it to happen now?

          1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Luis @ Kpmg's comment 02 Mar 2022

            We are far from equality, and we need a lot to achieve, and the things that prevent equality is that one of the sexes is deprived of their rights, and we will not forget that there are programs that prevent equality such as sports programs that are mostly men, and there are people who think that men are able to do all Something and this is wrong, we have to cooperate to remove these ideas

      2. British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Luis @ Kpmg's comment 28 Feb 2022

        For one, I think that a lot of emphasis should be placed on the influence of machines in everyday life. The more people realize that the perceived dominance that males have in the area of physical prowess does not really exist due to the advent of technology, the better for gender inequality. This is because the intellectual ability of females which is definitely on par with that of males will be amplified and most likely noticed by many people who have gender biases towards females.

        1. avatar.jpg Luis @ Kpmg
          enchanted_dusk's comment 01 Mar 2022

          You make a very interesting point here enchanted_dusk. I can agree that technology can help reduce inequality from that point of view. However would you think that even without the help of the technology equality should still prevail?

    3. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enchanted_dusk's comment 24 Feb 2022

      I agree because what you said is true, I don't know why they don't equate the sexes and are biased towards men! Were there not women rulers?? Equality is one of the foundations on which society is built

    4. British Council.jpg sociable_instrument | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
      enchanted_dusk's comment 26 Feb 2022

      Why is it that women are maltreated due to inequality

    5. British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enchanted_dusk's comment 04 Mar 2022

      In fact, no, not everyone is like that, did it not occur to you that the problem could be from women, and also that companies do not hire women because they are women, but the job may need something that is not present in it, and also the company employs the right workers, If there was a benefit from employing the employee, it would have been accepted.
      Also, we must not forget that some companies are interested in employing women as female workers, such as restaurants, embroidery companies, cosmetics stores, and others, because the woman is tactful in her speech and can deal with customers in a way that a man may not be able to deal with.

      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
        pioneering_wilddog's comment 04 Mar 2022

        Why would men be less tactful? Is this based on your experience or your assumptions?

    6. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enchanted_dusk's comment 04 Apr 2022

      The equality between man and woman is one of best manners If it spreds in the society, it will be more love and cordiality. The society will be more connected and connected .

      #No bias towared mens

  • British Council.jpg motivated_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I'm an African and a Nigerian. I have a good female friend who is extremely talented in mathematics and technical drawing and aspires to become a civil engineer. She discussed this with her parents but they have the orientation that civil engineering is a male oriented job and have vehemently refused to support her. Instead, they insist that she becomes a medical doctor which ids more 'lady-like'. My advice to her was to stand her ground because she cant et anyone dampen her passion all because of the fact that shes a female. If she respectfully firmly stands up to her parents and gives logical reasons why she should be allowed to study civil engineering in university.

    1. avatar.jpg Olga @ KPMG
      motivated_camel's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Hi motivated_camel, many thanks for sharing your friend's story. Besides not being a "lady-like" profession, what other reasons might your friend's parents have for not wanting their daughter to be a civil engineer? What other challenges of this profession could they have in mind?

    2. British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      motivated_camel's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I agree with you, it is the right of a woman to choose her destiny and her future, and she has the greatest right in that, so I support her strongly as well.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    Hi i am constructive_moth,
    The challenges experienced by people due to inequality are many. From my many observations and experiences with people, the most common challenges are categorised under:
    1. Mental challenges: In the sense that people especially girls experience low self esteem problems due to the opposite gender's ill treatment of them. Some people experience what some people call "inferiority complex" where they feel inferior to the opposite gender. This can be very damaging, sometimes even more than the physical challenges because it not only damages the mind but the behaviour and even the general outlook of life of those involved.

    2.Physical challenges: People can suffer violence such as beatings are also experienced by people due to inequality. This is peculiar to the female who are to as the "weaker vessels or the weaker gender".

    3. Social challenges: Most people experience denial of their right to education, to free movement and lack of job opportunity leading to poverty,peculiar to the females is experienced because of the belief that females are incompetent and undeserving.

    The solution I came up with is simple. It is summarised in one word "love" . When people have love they will automatically see everything equally. Inequality many have believed is unattainable. They feel it will continue to move from the favour of men to the favour of women. his is their belief but I believe that "Nothing is impossible for a willing and loving heart". So i urge those experiencing such challenges to take heart, do not give up courage and above all never let go of your loving heart. This will be key in solving the menace of inequality eating up the world today.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for this very succinct summary! I have awarded you with a star for how simply and clearly you have summarised each of your points. Which of the challenges you mentioned might be the hardest problem to solve?

      1. British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Feb 2022

        The mental challenges are the hardest to solve because as humans we don't change much about our self very often. It is very difficult for someone to change. Once a person has made up his mind about something, it can be very difficult to let go of that ideology. It just like trying to convince someone that excessive intake of alcohol won't help in solving a problem. The person may already be convinced that you are lying because of the small relief he/she get from the alcohol that it will take time for the person to change. The damage and invincible scars are very difficult to heal because memories are imprinted on our minds and hearts and it takes time to be restored. There are wounds that don't show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

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

          Convincing someone of something is a lot like stepping into a beehive and taking its sting, and when you succeed, you feel like you brought honey inside.

    2. British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      constructive_moth's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Thank you for this detailed and beautiful comment

    3. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      constructive_moth's comment 04 Apr 2022

      Equality between men and women was eapecially vital in economic and social olevelopment . It is establised in Law and accepted as a principle of constitutional status. The equality of men and women is not an ideal, it is a realistic goal.In addition , the equality should be in politicol , economic , social right's without . Many countries have a policy which aimed at promoting women's right's and equality between men and women. The equality between man and woman is one of best manners . If it spreds in the society, it will be more. Love and cordiality. The society will be more connected and coherent .

      # No bias towards mens.

    4. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      constructive_moth's comment 04 Apr 2022

      Equlity between men and women was especall in economic and social olevelopment. It is established in Law and accepted as a principle of constitutional status . The equality of men and women is not an ideal,it is a realistic goal. In addition , the equality shoud be in politicol, economic , social right's with out . Mamy countries have a policy which aimed at promoting women 's rights and equality between men and women .

  • British Council.jpg fantastic_cymbals | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    Well, I personally feel that the major problem would be limited opportunities because it could be possible that an averagely qualified male may be given more opportunities than a highly qualified female because they feel that the males are "superior" than the females due to the gender inequality.
    My simple opinion would be to try as much to be a pace setter and to capitalize on a any opportunity that one would have to stumble on. No bias intended but this would be especially to the female gender because truthfully speaking, that is how the society is and any slight opportunity should be capitalized on and at all times to prove at least a point.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      fantastic_cymbals's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Thank you fantastic_cymbals for your comment. You have stated a problem: what do you think would be solutions, or at least partial solutions, towards the problem?

    2. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      fantastic_cymbals's comment 23 Feb 2022

      "Men are superior", What do you think women should do to erase that thing from everyone's head?

      1. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        easygoing_flower's comment 04 Apr 2022

        I speak in the voice of women, I speak in the voice of women whose rights have been stripped, I say to you, no matter what happens, do not give up your rights. Why distinguish men from women? Because it has a great role in society, yes, women also have a role in society, and it is said that I am every great man behind a great woman, so we, as women in society, demand all our rights.

  • British Council.jpg grateful_hippopotamus | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    Well I feel that the problem comes from our perspective about the opposite gender and how we see them and it also depends on our interaction with the society. I feel that both parties should be considered no matter the gender even though gender equality can never be achieved by hundred percent because the males will feel "superior" to the females and when action is taken against the men, the women will take advantage of that privilege. I feel that the only way to solve this issue of gender inequality is for everyone to see each other as one and live together in peace and harmony because when we live together in peace as one there will never be issues of inequality. it will breed respect among the two genders.

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      grateful_hippopotamus's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Nice comment!! Is there any concrete steps that should be done to to achieve equality between genders? Each one of us should look to others equally, but what about those who insist not to? What should be done?

      1. British Council.jpg grateful_hippopotamus | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        easygoing_flower's comment 28 Feb 2022

        I feel that the only step in solving this puzzle of inequality is "LOVE" because when we love one another, everyone will see themselves as equal.

        1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
          grateful_hippopotamus's comment 28 Feb 2022

          I personally believe it's far than just love each other. We have to believe that we are all humans. We are all important. Each one of us is here for a reason, to give something, and no one has the right to hold someone else back because he/she believes that he's/she's better.

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I know someone who feels very inferior to people because of the things that people say and do to her and she feels like she cant do anything and even if she tried to, she felt like people would still be better than her. But from my own point of view it is not meant to be that way because she cant express herself properly. And what she's meant to do is to learn to believe in herself no matter what people say or do to her.
    Another challenge women face in my country is the fact that women are not giving the opportunity to be leaders because they feel women are incapable and fit of being leaders and this has made women feel very inferior to men. As a lady inferiority complex is not an easy challenge that can be handled easily because it makes people have low self esteem , fear and low self confidence. Low self confidence slows down development, because most women have good opinions on arising matters, but due to low self confidence and fear they cant voice out their opinions. I think that as ladies we should learn to voice out our opinions no matter what people say or do for a faster development of our better planet

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      diligent_library's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this story, diligent_library. I have awarded you with a star because you have shown some good problem solving skills in your ideas about how women could become more politically powerful. You say that if women shared more of their opinions it would help with "a faster development of our better planet". Could you explain why?

    2. British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      diligent_library's comment 21 Feb 2022

      When our voices are heard it helps people to be more open minded and
      better changes are made this causes faster development

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

        Yes, this is the right thing. Voices calling for the breaking of discrimination against people must be heard

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I know some one who likes to speak out and stand her ground. She speaks plain and pure truth and ceases every opportunity she gets just to prove a point. she is seen as some one who has a big mouth and talks when she is not suppose to. She is seen to be rude and over-confident just because she is a lady struggling to be heard by people who are to proud to admits she's right.
    I sincerely advice her to keep standing her ground quelling the unremarkable comments she gets from people. I say this because I believe there is someone in the audience who is silently agreeing to what she says but just doesn't have as much courage as she does to admit the truth. It's not that she's not being heard, she just doesn't want to be listened to because of this thing we call 'pride' influenced by its brother 'inequality'.

  • British Council.jpg daring_raccoon | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I'm an African and a Nigerian. I have a female friend whose movements are severely restricted all because she's a girl and "vulnerable" while both her older and younger brothers are allowed fluid mobility due to the perception that as males they have greater ability to take care of themselves. This has lead to my friend having poor social skills and very few friends whom she doesn't even meet regularly. The advice I would give her is to have a quality conversation with her parents telling her how she feels about being treated as weak and susceptible to harm just because she is female. She should encourage them to look more at the brains and less on the brawn.

  • British Council.jpg highspirited_horse | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    What is Inequality?
    Gender wise, inequality is discrimination on the basis of sex or gender causing one sex or gender to be routinely privileged or prioritized over another.
    In the society we live in today, it is quite unfortunate the we have issues of gender inequality .Gender inequality, comes with a lot of challenges like lack of equal educational opportunities.
    I happen to know someone who experiences such. Her family is not too wealthy or should I say "well to do". She has a brother and for that fact, she does not go too school. The brother is now the one who goes to school her parents believe that the male child should have the advantage even in the aspect of education .She stays home everyday and she does nothing but cook and clean all day long. Now this young lady has been denied the right to one of the most essential things that a human being needs which is EDUCATION. Why? Because of gender inequality. This has to come to an end. Everybody whether boy or girl should be treated equally. Equal opportunities should be given to every single human being irrespective of his or her gender.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      highspirited_horse's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this story, highspirited_horse. How might it benefit a country if girls and boys had equal access to education?

      1. British Council.jpg highspirited_horse | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 24 Feb 2022

        Education helps people become better citizens. It shows the difference between good and bad. Especially in a country like Nigeria, if boys and girls had equal access to education, it will not only show us but so many people around the world the world that there is not everybody or everything should be done or treated in the same way. There should be room for change.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_wilddog | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    People that go through bias or inequality most of the time go into depression, lack of belief in themselves , sometimes they eventually want to commit suicide . To me I feel when you are told you cannot do something or that thing your doing is impossible, always remember that nothing is impossible , the word Impossible means I'M POSSIBLE . After that, you then remember that it is your life , don't let others write the story of your life.

    1. British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      victorious_wilddog's comment 27 Mar 2022

      I agree with you. Prejudice has always had as many negative side effects as I listed: suicide and depression. So like I said, we have to reduce prejudice and look at each other as an equal.

  • British Council.jpg quickwitted_iceberg | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I have a female friend in another secondary school here in Nigeria. She has volunteered many times to represent her school in the numerous external competitions that they have gone for. But all the time, she was turned down all because of her gender and her school's belief that girls are not as smart as the boys. I advice her to keep tendering her application and prove them wrong one day.

    1. British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      quickwitted_iceberg's comment 09 Mar 2022

      In fact I support a friend and wish her a great career in the future. I also advise her not to give up and try ♥️

  • British Council.jpg extraordinary_squirrel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    People who face gender inequality or bias have to deal with depression, discrimination, stigmatization and anxiety. I as a person feel that people who face inequality or bias should know that they will often feel as if they don’t fit, but it has never been your destiny to fit in. They are born to stand out and as our fingers differ we are all different. Life doesn’t always give us what we deserve, but rather, what we demand. And so we must continue to push harder than any other person in the room.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    In fact, I want to mention people who face prejudice or what is called (racism), but you all know them: the refugees!
    Refugees are the most vulnerable to prejudice after women!
    For example (Syrian refugees in Turkey) suffer a lot from prejudice. When I watch the news about them, I see that the Turks are born with prejudice, especially among Syrian refugee children!
    Since young people also suffer greatly from bias, most of them are unemployed and unable to buy a living!
    And many refugees around the world
    But how long will it be like this?!!

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this example of prejudice, independent_technology.

  • British Council.jpg efficient_explanation | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Well in my school there is a friend of mine who is being prejudiced because of a certain thing (bias, not bullying) and what she suffers from this thing is not easy!
    When you talk to me about how you feel because of this bias, I feel it too, and in my opinion, this is really bad!
    Being prejudiced against people because of something specific about them is immoral at all!
    They have feelings and feel like us!
    When someone comes and takes sides with someone before that, he must put himself in the situation. Will he accept this for himself?
    (Treat others as you like to be treated!!)

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      efficient_explanation's comment 21 Feb 2022

      What advice do you have for someone experiencing this kind of prejudice, efficient_explanation?

      1. British Council.jpg shy_raccoon | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        The world has reached progress and prosperity thanks to the teacher . Most of the teachers are women. This is the biggest example that indicates the importance of the role of women in society and the complementing of their role to men. Lets us always put this slogan " No to bias , yes to equality "

  • British Council.jpg inspired_blackcurrant | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I know someone who gets prejudiced because they have Down syndrome.
    My advice to him: My dear, do not worry about this subject to be prejudiced because of people, it is not important that you love your personality and accept it and that it is enough that your parents love you!
    You are not able to return with rum to change your appearance, and you do not have the power to do so in the first place!
    And I want to say that you are much more beautiful than them!
    If you listen to people's criticism and pay attention to it, nothing good will happen to you, so don't waste your life listening to them, set goals for your life, and forget what the world says!

    1. avatar.jpg Marcia @ KPMG
      inspired_blackcurrant's comment 23 Feb 2022

      You have given your friend some very good advice inspired_blackcurrant. You say that they should set goals for their life. How do you imagine this will help them overcome bias and inequality in their life?

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    19 Feb 2022

    Globally, women have fewer opportunities for economic participation than men, less access to basic and higher education, greater health and safety risks, and less political representation. ... Women's empowerment is a critical aspect of achieving gender equality.
    Today. the fight about gender equality is a story of bias and prejudices.” said Pedro Conceição, head of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office.
    This new analysis sheds light on why enormous “power gaps” still exist between men and women in our economies, our political systems, and our corporations despite real progress closing gender inequalities in basic areas of development like education and health; and the removal of legal barriers to political and economic participation.
    “If women believe that they can be free, that they can have a voice, that they can do whatever they want, and that they have the right and the mandate to fight for it, anything can happen. But part of it is breaking through our own sense of limitation and our fear that if we step forward, people won’t like us…. Give voice to what you know to be true and do not be afraid of being disliked or exiled. I think that’s the hard work of standing up for what you see.”
    to break the bias and by raising awareness and changing incentives. For instance, by using taxes to incentivize fairly sharing child-care responsibilities, or by encouraging women and girls to enter traditionally male-dominated sectors such as the armed forces and information technology.
    why is gender equality an important issue?what are the main issues of gender inequality?

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      adept_lime's comment 21 Feb 2022

      At the end you ask: "why is gender equality an important issue?" Could you try to answer this yourself?

      1. British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Both men and women have to see that our gender does not limit is from doing certain things. If a woman wants to be the president of her country no one should stop her simply because she's a woman. By the way, I don't think our gender affects our ideas in a negative way. This is why gender inequality is a very important issue.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I know someone who has experienced prejudice and inequality and told me that inequality threatens not only economic and social rights, but also the implementation of all forms of rights everywhere.
    Globally, economic crises, armed conflicts, public health emergencies, food insecurity and climate change all threaten the implementation of human rights. Within this constellation of factors, an alarming exaggeration of income and wealth inequality has emerged as another area of ​​growing concern. The human rights framework provides partial guidance on the impact of our increasingly polarized societies, as gaps persist. Given that inequality has been exaggerated in recent decades, it is crucial to fully understand the relationship between the implementation of human rights and inequality, how we think about and measure inequality, to what extent the escalation of inequality threatens the implementation of fundamental rights, and what the human rights framework says about inequality. Equality, and what not to say.

  • British Council.jpg Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    20 Feb 2022

    I know of a family in my Country where the couple gave birth to only seven girls. However, when the wife gave birth to the eith child, she was a girl. After the last girl was born, the husband decided to abandon the wife at the hospital because he expected the wife to give birth to a baby boy, whom the husband expected to be a heir in the family.
    The husband went and married another wife, but still, the new wife got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl-to the husband's disappoitment. This caused a lot of disconfort in the husband's life and he later died a frustrated man.
    Meanwhile, on of the girls from the first wife got an opportunity and studied up to university-majoring in medicine and surgery. Right now, she is one of the best Physicians in the Country and she has helped her siblings to attain a good foundation in Education.
    This shows that we should not look at girls as less important in the community.
    Let us break gender bias.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    It is sad and immoral for some people to be deprived of their right to equality with others. With this robbery we have put a greater danger towards the application of human rights!! From my point of view, the groups exposed to inequality are education, health and work, which are the most important foundations in building societies. I know a person in the school who was subjected to a strong bias on the part of the teacher due to the position of his mother as a teacher in the school. Perhaps this bias for the student at the expense of many students was implanted in the hearts of the students. Feelings of frustration and despair, hatred towards the student, and hatred of the teacher and the school, perhaps here we find that the students are children. The child cannot accept and understand the matter no matter how much you explain and explain it to him, and this affects him greatly, also leads to the students’ distrust of those around them, and fear for their future as a result of the negative effects Because they are not equal to others and prejudice to others at their expense, and also many are affected by the increase in violence, hatred and the presence of conflicts and lead to the disintegration of the basic base, which is society. Their interest is like the fuel that ignites their insistence on education and overcoming that problem, and to be a bridge to achieving their dreams and success, (the best way to overcome difficulties is to break through them). Perhaps we all need to promote common growth based on justice and equality to ensure the dignity of all individuals...

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    21 Feb 2022

    When our voices are heard it helps people to be more open minded and
    better changes are made this causes faster development

    1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      diligent_library's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Nice comment!! Can you told us some ways to make our sounds heard ?

      1. British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        invigorated_snow's comment 28 Feb 2022

        We can make our voices heard through the process of ; using social media to create a movement on how our voices can be heard, through the use of magazines and billboards, we can start or engage in protests, through the use of enlightenment programs

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Well I know who is being prejudiced (Afghan women)
    Since after the sixth grade they are prevented from completing their education!!
    But isn't education really one of the basic human rights mentioned in all human rights treaties? ?
    Are not women and men on the same level, so why give the boys the right, and take away the same right from the girls ?!
    And not after midnight, but at any time the female wants to leave the house, she can only be accompanied by one of her mahrams!!
    (In my opinion, they are living a pre-medieval way of ignorance!!)
    And my advice to the females of Afghanistan, whether women or girls: Do not let the government control you, carry out strikes and peaceful demonstrations in any way. You should not remain silent about your right!
    Because this will help more in raising the level of society, because a woman's point of view is always very different from a man's, and that will make a difference.!

  • British Council.jpg noble_climate | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    The distinction between men and women has always existed in the world in many areas. The idea of ​​having a woman in the house is rooted in the minds of men since ancient times. In our time, especially in Palestine, there is a strong difference. Women have a good social standing, they participate in political and other activities, and also study in prestigious schools and universities, but this does not mean that there is still little idea in some minds about the position of women. There are still a few people who think that women are weak and cannot work and their place is only the home.

    1. British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      noble_climate's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Your correct. Not every part of the world knows anything like gender inequality and that is why it is practised without it being known as gender inequality. We need to create awareness, we need to enlighten and educate people showing them the negative causes of their behaviour (what they don't know and practice, what is called gender inequality).

    2. British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      noble_climate's comment 09 Mar 2022

      I agree with you . So we are here to abolish this idea as much as possible, and to make women a greater role in what they are now.

  • British Council.jpg vibrant_planet | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    AWorld free of bias in our workplaces, schools by treating girls and women in a correct way, and giving human rights for all

    1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      vibrant_planet's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Can you give me some examples how make this done ?

  • British Council.jpg vibrant_planet | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    We can break the bias by show a competence, abilities, and skills. I think there is another issue like working in education is the best way to deal with this discrimination.

  • British Council.jpg fantastic_whale | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Most of the women in our society are prevented from working under what is called
    “Customs and Traditions” I do not object to customs and traditions, but criticize the ideas of most, for example, “Because you are a woman, sit at home, you do not have the right to work” or those who say “Women are the only place in the kitchen” Why?? Doesn't a woman have the right to work and to be proud of her testimony? Is the woman a god to work for the man only?? Women do not live in a society but in a prison.
    Either I advise all those who face this problem to remain strong and patient and not to give up their dreams for anyone.

  • British Council.jpg reflective_land | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    This criminal is in our work,societies and all over the world ,we can solve it by increasing education ,using technologies and put our strong effort in breaking a bias.

    1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      reflective_land's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Can you give me a small example of this criminal ?

  • British Council.jpg exuberant_keyboard | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    I have a physically disabled sister, and I believe she faces some kinds of inequality. The infrastructure here in my city are not totally fit with disabled persons and always disabled persons face difficulties in shopping, going around and/or conducting any normal daily activities as other non disabled ones. In addition to other emotional bias and inequality. I think the government should take affirmative actions to raise aware of the rights of these groups and to confirm the importance of matching and meeting the needs of disabled persons so they can doing their activities properly.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      exuberant_keyboard's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this - I am sure, unfortunately, that the problems are similar in lots of countries.

  • British Council.jpg reflective_land | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    The bais is in our work,societies and all over the world ,we can solve it by increasing education ,using technologies and put our strong effort in breaking a bias. The discrimination between female and male is refused by the international law,
    there should be law to protect the (1 woman against the women racism 2)we can protect women by education and teaching them their rights 3)we should help the man to recognize women needs and rights

  • British Council.jpg tough_cicada | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Bias and inequality fall under many items, including gender, race, color, people with special needs, and religion...
    And inequality has serious consequences, including mental, physical and social, but try it simple, which is respect, love and loyalty to others.
    I know people who suffer a lot from prejudice, including gender bias, such as fathers who differentiate between males and females that males are allowed to do everything, but females are allowed what their fathers plan for them.
    And also what it means for women not to obtain their full rights, and all of this affects Sabya on women’s self-confidence, but women have their own voice that is able to build future generations, progress and advancement in society.

      1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
        humble_bell's comment 07 Apr 2022

        Can you say why?

  • British Council.jpg shy_reindeer | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    A women I know who works as a teacher was being paid unfairly. Her wage was beneath her male coworkers' ones to a grade degree. She had to explain to her administrator that she's a single mom so she would be able to at least afford her and her child's living necessities. Even then, her salary was raised, yet it was nowhere near her male coworkers' salary.
    I would advise any women that are facing a similar problem to speak up about the discrimination and unfair treatment they are facing, and not to stay silent. Until women enjoy the same rights as men, this inequality is everyone's problem.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      shy_reindeer's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Unfortunately, this is a problem in many countries. Are people always happy to talk about their salaries to each other, so that women (or other groups) know that they are being underpaid? What could a government do to help?

  • British Council.jpg unparalleled_salak | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    They face a lot of problems like when the parents act stricked on there child and this problem effects on his personality. My advice is to let him be strong,feel in happiness and not to feel down.

    1. British Council.jpg charming_grape | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
      unparalleled_salak's comment 23 Feb 2022

      How do you convince people of the facts? In fact, it may not suffice to ask people to be honest, fair, and unbiased toward a particular group. Prejudice is a ubiquitous phenomenon that more women than women are exposed to, whether at work or in public. Life is full of challenges and difficulties that we have to overcome and move forward. My advice to those who are subject to prejudice:. 1_ Stay away from those who underestimate you and surround you with negative feelings. Always meet those who make a difference in your life, especially positive people with a civilized mind. 2_ Motivate yourself to develop and always give yourself the support as if someone else was giving it to you. So about myself when I'm feeling stressed and want to talk about what's bothering me, but no one is right for that. I would always go to my room and turn off the lights, then light a candle so that my shadow would appear on the wall and begin to talk to him about whatever was on my mind as if it were. Someone relieved yourself of some pressure. * If we recognize the existence of this mental habit called prejudice, we will begin to see it everywhere.

  • British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    Backing on the idea of secularism, and as a dictated law, various universities in France prohibited a Muslim professor that I know from wearing her veil, under the pretext of not showing religious features in public, which forced the lady to wear a wig while practicing her profession in teaching for such an absurd reason, and as an advise, every lady whatever religion she believes in, to stay strong and have inner faith even with the fact that facing bias and inequality is draining.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      noble_dinosaur's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Could the French law only be for people in universities, or more widely? Some in France would say that the law is there to prevent muslim women from being forced to wear head coverings. How would you reply to them?

      1. British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        James @ KPMG's comment 28 Feb 2022

        The French law states that "it's prohibited to wear conspicuous religious symbols in French public (e.g., government-operated) primary and secondary schools." Which means that it targets every religion, however the only religion in which a conspicuous symbol is shown is in Islam which is the (veil, hijab). Furthermore my reply to them is that each person is solely following a certain religion and that it's necessary to show a variety of religious symbols especially in educational centers so that this student is being introduced to each and every religion, sect, and even secularism, so that they can choose rationally and on the right basics, moreover l'd like to add that "your freedom ends when you violate the other's freedom" in which this law in my opinion is mistakenly placed, for it's everyone's freedom to show their religious symbols peacefully.

        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
          noble_dinosaur's comment 01 Mar 2022

          You've made good argument that being exposed to all religions and secularism allows people to make their own choice. What might be some of the challenges in this? For example, what if all the staff and adults at a school are from one religion only?

          1. British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
            Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

            For instance, in my Highschool all of us follow one religion (Islam), even so not all girls wear a hijab, and it's not obligatory to wear one, as it's a public organization where everyone no matter what religion they follow can show their religious symbols, however in certain private schools it's obligatory to wear a hijab if a female wants to apply as a student or as a teacher, similarly to schools that prohibit the wearing of a veil, as both of these schools are extremely strict religiously, it's considered a crime against women to prevent them from education just because of their religion. Even though it's clear that anyone can show their religious symbols at public schools, it has become more clearly that religion is taught respectively to the majority of people that follow the religion nearby the school's location, which is considered as a problem to me at least.

  • British Council.jpg logical_skill | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    My friend faced bad challenge with her family cause of the old way of thinking that they are in, it was a girl 14 years old she get married in this age from her family she was so sad that she doesn't go to school to learn, and she didn't live her child hood, we need to change this mentality of this family that are not well educated

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      logical_skill's comment 22 Feb 2022

      What do you think is on of the best ways to prevent child marriage?

      1. British Council.jpg logical_skill | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Research shows that keeping girls in school is one of the most effective ways to prevent child marriage. A girl’s chance of marrying before adulthood is six percentage points less for every year she stays in secondary school. And girls without education are three times as likely to marry before 18 as those who have completed secondary or higher education, according to the organization Girls Not Brides. What’s more, when girls are in school, their families are less likely to view them as ready for marriage.

        The benefits of keeping girls in school are generational. If a girl doesn’t drop out of school, it is more likely that her daughter will also stay in school and help break the child marriage cycle. With a quality education, girls can gain the independence and skills to support themselves without having to rely solely on a partner.

        1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
          logical_skill's comment 28 Feb 2022

          Well done! You are making a strong, reasoned case and using data to back it up.

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_power | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    21 Feb 2022

    1The activity talks about the importance of equality and fairness for all
    2.Justice is of great importance and importance in the development of the country because it obscures prejudice
    3.Equality is the basis for increasing trust and development.. Therefore, fairness between men and women must be achieved

  • British Council.jpg tolerant_badger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    One of the bias that face women's in our society is :custody rights
    In some nations, courts automatically award custody to the father, leaving women with no means of support. In Bahrain, for example, family law is not well-organized, allowing courts to refuse moms custody of their children.
    My advice is to stay strong

  • British Council.jpg secure_mood | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    Gender inequality is the social phenomenon in which men and women are not treated equally.For example, the world’s boys are often encouraged to go to school and get education to prepare for a work while girls carry heavy household responsibilities that keep them from school, increasing the odds of child marriage and pregnancy. To build a more equal, inclusive future, free from gender discrimination, we should start in childhood promoting gender equality and empowering girls.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      secure_mood's comment 22 Feb 2022

      What's one example of how that can be done?

      1. British Council.jpg secure_mood | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 27 Feb 2022

        Well gender inequality begins at home and families are in the front lines of change. Treating children differently could be a problem. Daughters and sons may feel inferior to their siblings because of standards and goals parents give them. Thus, parents should set rules and hopes without adding gender biases. In addition to that gender discrimination can be reduced with in family by education for both girls and boys, giving equal facilities for both genders with in family. Back to the importance of education one of the major ways that can help in reducing this matter is giving girls the access to education. In this reality, it's not surprising that girls cannot decide how long their days in school will last from menstruation to forced marriage, girls face numerous barriers that are keeping them from possessing the future they want. Thus girls who receive an education are more likely to to lead healthy productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better future for themselves and their families. To put it concisely, the most powerful weapon we have in the fight for equality is the untapped potential of millions of girls who are ready and eager to champion change in their communities.

  • British Council.jpg placid_emotion | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Inequality is a common thing, especially in developing countries, and it's a topic that we should put an eye on.
    Here's some examples about inequality:
    1- a lot of families prefer male babies over female ones. That might be because of traditions or the family fear of having baby girls – 'cause they think it brings them shame and bad luck.
    2- political places or jobs. Sadly, women in political places isn't an common thing , men is often seen on these places even if they don't deserve them. Also, normal jobs does have biases, if you're a man, the chance of getting a paid job will be much bigger than getting a paid job as a woman. And even at the same jobs, women are looked down and doesn't get the same amount of money as men.
    3- education. A lot of people thinks that boys are more worthy of going to school than girls. For an example, i know a woman , she was a smart girl when she was young , her parents didn't have enough money to spend on teaching all of their children, so they decided to put their elder male kids first, so she got to marry in a young age because her parents didn't have enough money to spend on her educational career.
    There's a lot of other examples that i can mention, but i think that's enough so far.
    How can we solve this: I don't think there's a specific solution to inequality. But the most important thing is to spread awareness about it , especially to young people so we can build a new fair and Equal community. And to pay attention to the signs of inequality no matter how small they seems to be.

    1. avatar.jpg Olivier @ Arup
      placid_emotion's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Hello placid_emotion, this is a very well written and informative comment. I have one question for you: if you were responsible for raising awareness for the issue of inequality, how would you go about doing it?

      1. British Council.jpg placid_emotion | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivier @ Arup's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Well, i would've started with the people around me first, by giving information/advices about the topic, and if i had close people that struggles with inequality, I'll try to help them as much as i can.
        And of course if i had a job that have something to do with kids (such as teaching) i would like to tell them about inequality hoping that would help breaking the stereotypes and biases that (unfortunately) exist in our current community.

  • British Council.jpg reflective_leaves | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    21 Feb 2022

    In fact , bias affect all aspects in life especially for those who face bias .
    I already notice it when somebody i know get married to a man with different nationality. Their children started to suffer from many dilemmas especially at point of education . Actually , in Lebanon educational opportunities are most available for the local students , from the same country , having the lebanese nationality .
    Instead of the difficulties she faced to pass on her nationality to her children , buy everytime to no avail . I just tried to shed light about bias we are suffering from as a lebanese women .

  • British Council.jpg empathetic_road | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    No human being is born hating a human being because of the color of his skin. People have learned to hate,and if they can be taught to hate,then they can be taught to love , especially since love is closer to the human heart than hate.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      empathetic_road's comment 28 Feb 2022

      That sounds like a quotation. Would you like to share who first said that?

  • British Council.jpg flowing_flight | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Someone I know he is a black person and he is a clever student but when he raise he's hand at school the teacher don't hear his answer because he is black person and he get in depression mode and leaves the school so my advice to him is to get back to school and to work hard on himself to be in the top

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      flowing_flight's comment 28 Feb 2022

      Yes, it can be depressing to be treated badly and ignored. I hope that your friend is not put off and keeps learning.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    Well I know someone who does not have confidence in himself!!
    (Probably many of you are not self-confident!)
    So I would like to advise you in several ways how you can overcome the problem of lack of self-confidence!!

    1_ Whether intentionally or unintentionally, stay away immediately from those who belittle you, as he drops you into a deep abyss, repeats what you heard in the past, and re-embodied all your painful scenes before your eyes again, and always try to surround yourself with positive people, giving confidence and security.!!

    2_ To treat yourself as if it were your close friend, who will give you support all the time in all situations. If you are on the verge of an employment interview, and suffer from a loss of confidence in your skills and abilities, treat yourself as if you were your close friend and tell yourself what this friend would say to encourage you and urge you to move forward. ..!

    3_ (Actually this is about my personal experience that I do every day and when I do it I feel a lot of confidence so I would like to tell you!!)
    When you feel trapped in a state of low self-confidence and feeling insecure, bring a paper and a pen, and start writing down your advantages, which you see in yourself, no matter how simple. In difficult times..!

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Some great advice, written clearly. Well done.

    2. British Council.jpg glorious_fox | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      independent_technology's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Your words are beautiful..full of optimism, hope and confidence. Personally, I will stick to your experience

  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    I know someone who went to a country in Africa. When he went there he faced inequaity becausee he was white and he was actually kicked out from the country.
    I would advise them to go somewhere else or even find a friend in the country.
    I would also say to him to have courage to be able to go somewhere new.

  • British Council.jpg stellar_pear | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    I will tell you the story of my mother in a nutshell: my mother is the youngest member of the household in her family. She was distinguished over the years in school and got a high average in high school, so she wanted to study medicine, but she had to travel outside Palestine, but my grandfather strongly refused her travel outside the country because she is a girl, and in return my uncle was able Traveling abroad to study
    Advice my mother always gave me is that I can dream and achieve my dream just like my brother, so there is no difference between us
    And the advice I give to everyone who still adheres to the principles of inequality: We are all human and we have what we have to do.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      stellar_pear's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this. Have attitudes changed now?

      1. British Council.jpg stellar_pear | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Of course, I live with a family that does not practice bias and I try not to make this mistake so as not to live the traumatic experiences of our parents, and I cannot deny that I live in a society that works to conceal and prevent this phenomenon. Families, not the entire community, did not change their viewpoint, and I hope that with the progression of years and development, this view will change

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Feb 2022

    Hey y'all, I'm Inspired Tamarillo and personally I feel that we all face this 'inequality' one way or another whether you are a male or female but for the sake of thie discussion, I'll be focusing on the girl child.
    We've all mentioned different challenges females face but have you all noticed that they all lead us to one basic challenge?Yes, and that is EMOTIONAL TRAUMA. Emotional trauma is the father of all other challenges women face because after we face other forms of inequality, It leaves us questioning alot of things, even who we are and then we feel unsafe and helpless.
    And the solution to this problem actually centres around the willingness of the individual.The individual should be willing to open up and accept the love people would give, be willing to seek for help, be willing to heal because if the healing does not start from within, I do not think that any other individual might be able to make you feel better.

  • British Council.jpg brilliant_tree | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    Discrimination, sexism, it has a lot of names, giving the men the ultimate power and putting the world in their hand yet women can’t have the same, this is a simple definition of it. The reasons that this big problem haven’t been solved yet is lack of gender awareness and education throughout the world, holding on to their believes and traditions that men can do whatever they want but women are born to be in the kitchen, and the lack of laws that prevent these actions. The solutions are: raising gender awareness in different ways that can touch people ideas, and implementing laws that prevent gender discrimination.

  • British Council.jpg loved_fig | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    Today I will talk about a topic that many people do not care about much about but it is really a bad thing. It destroys dreams, frustrates, makes women feel inferior and oppressed, it encourages surrender and weakness, it destroys women psychologically and socially. It is prejudice.

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Feb 2022

    They face great and clear discrimination, and one of the biggest disasters that can destroy human lives and concern them in a state of depression, you have to stand up and defend yourself and my advice is not to care about what others say and you have to move on with your achievements and achieve your goals and you and give yourself the utmost and great importance for your energy

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_queen | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Hi
    Well so many people think that inequality is meant only for women but usually both genders suffer from inequality.
    For women they are usually treated like a maid ,and we all did hear this sentence :"The place of women is in the kitchen " . Women place is where they want . And so many families still adheres that girls are a shame and having a girl is something to be embarrassed of but the fact is a family without a girl is a family that miss love. And more , and more.
    Our society is imposed on us that boys or men are not allowed to cry to impress their feelings , and why? Because they are men and men don't cry . Men as women have feelings and they have the right to impress them . We are humans , we are created to feel ,to live they way we like and then this ignorant world come and destroy our dreams with rules that doesn't make sense.
    Change this inequality to equality . Start with yourself. If you see a successful woman don't be upset try to be like her ,women also can be the one who win .
    If you see a weak man don't make fun of him not all men are strong and remember the strong was weak before .
    Women can be anything, so are man .
    Finally we are equal if this world agree or not, this will always be the truth and no one can change that.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      wondrous_queen's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Well done for considering that inequality affects both women and men, and can be bad for both. How would you suggest that society could or should change?

      1. British Council.jpg wondrous_queen | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        James @ KPMG's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Usually I would say to spread awareness but that wouldn't work because people don't listen , so we should rise a new generation that know what such problem would do . And that would be by added this topic to the schools and specifically to kindergartens to let this problem grow up with them and refrain on doing such things that would harm other people.

        1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
          wondrous_queen's comment 25 Feb 2022

          Would the new generation be affected by what others think, such as older brothers and sisters, and by parents?

  • British Council.jpg helpful_forest | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    I object that in our society women cannot get all of her rights, like to get the job that she loves or dream of it, because the society that she lives in thinks that this job is not suitable for her, or her family refused this job, but they accept her brother or one of her male relatives to work like this job because they think that it's a male job.

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Feb 2022

    I know a girl who has become an introvert because of this prejudice and has lost her confidence and has become an outcast in this society and I am trying to support her so that she can regain her confidence and become an effective individual in this society

  • British Council.jpg unbiased_coconut | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Humans rights fight for equality between the two genders ,where women are the victims in some societies such as Syria and Afghanistan .Women in these countries are deprived from their rights such as passing on their nationality ,and not having education .In reality,I know a women who is genius in science and has excellent technology skills .Her dream is to become an inventor and to get a job with her experties .Once ,she told her father about that ,but her father said " Your future will be in the kitchen like your Aunt ". In my opinion ,parents should support their kids both,sons and daughters to have a good future ,fulfill their dreams and achieve their goals by choosing the field of work that they admire to ,not to be compared to others like what this father did which leads to destroying the individuals' body - image .

  • British Council.jpg outgoing_map | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    It may be a known topic but till now people still distinguish between white and black skin people and prefer white skin people over black ones . I know many black people who work as maids in some houses , they're being treated unwell "as slaves" we could say . They are accepting very low salaries just in order they can afford the expenses of living . They are also being disrespected and they are being treated as they are monsters on earth .This type of racism should end and people should be treated equally . These people face many psychological and emotional challenges As you see that, half of black skin people are un-educated some of them are drug dealers and some are drug addicts and we see that they are choosing a wrong path that can destroy their futures even there lives, and we always blame them for what they are doing ignoring the fact that they are being abused and being treated in a harsh way . Without giving them a chance to prove themselves and see what they are capable of .

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      outgoing_map's comment 23 Feb 2022

      How would you propose that people with a black skin do something about this situation? For example, well done for mentioning education. What else would you suggest? Could people with a white skin help?

  • British Council.jpg motivated_watermelon | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    The biggest inequality is between men and women .
    Our manly society underestimate the power of a woman, women can do whatever they want because they can .
    Women can provide a good living for her family just like a man can .
    Women are the better half of the society ,but unfortunately they are not treated as one.
    In every stage of your life a woman was there helping you and taking care of you.
    Women should be appreciated for their amazing role .

  • British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    "Women belong to the kitchen" aka: you lady, your degree doesn't matter, you belong to the kitchen behind the sink, doing the dishes and cooking all day everyday for the rest of your life. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, to help in house chores, but that is bias which is so unacceptable. Women's role in society is no less important than men's. Creativity and new ideas are buried because "Nop, you belong to the kitchen". A friend of mine lives in a house of purely toxic masculinity. She wants to become an architect, but her father and brothers always come crushing her soul." That's a man job, women are not smart in mathematics". She's tired. It makes her feel worthless. I stood for her and told her: " Lots of other women are going through the exact same thing, hold on to your dream and shine, be the example, lead them to the light".

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      easygoing_flower's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Well done for sharing an example to illustrate your point of view. Can you explain to other Topical Talkers what "toxic masculinity" means?

      1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Toxic masculinity is a harmful behavior to society based on psychological causes. Men are taught from a young age not to cry , " dont cry, you are a man!", which result in suppressing those emotions of sadness. Psychology tells us that emotions are energy that never fades away, they change forms. Sadness turns to anger, sad boys become angry men. Another cause is also related to childhood. If a man grew up in a household were his opinion doesn't matter or nobody cares, later on he will become a man with a dominant desire. " I said so!! End of discussion woman!!". Toxic masculinity is dangerous. Families living with toxic masculinity gives unstable individuals full of anger. It's a long chain that can be cut. How? Awareness should be raised. Men with toxic masculinity aren't monsters, they're simply little kids begging for someone to care. Let's talk about men. Let's talk about their feelings. Let's stop the common saying "men don't cry"

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_guitar | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Every person may face an inequality challenges that affect him/her in a negative ways.
    There are a huge problems for bias and inequality like the one between women and men , also the inequality between differnet nations and many others. Inequality lead to a lack in the confidance, personality, and gives a feeling of inferiority.

  • British Council.jpg honorable_crow | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Gender inequality is a social phenomenon our society face it everyday. Especially with Arab women. For example women in all of the Gulf States must receive the approval of a male if she can study so shen can work and build her own social life, or also man can stop his wife from working if he feels that she's not doing her domestic responsibilities. This phenomenon is due to religious, cultural and political issues which leads the Arab countries to have the highest ranking in gender inequality. Women must find their own way to balance, she is also a main member of the community.

  • British Council.jpg discreet_anteater | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Hi I’m discreet_anteater
    Inequality is a problem all humans face in some corners of theirs lives, it isn’t only framed with gender basis but also color, religion, nationality and the list goes on.. As a Lebanese girl whose dream is to become a judge i need to keep in mind that this is almost impossible to achieve due to the sectarian discrimination in the Lebanese judiciary exam. Why would party affiliation be an obstacle in the citizens dream? Why a student my age with big hopes and dreams be limited with her career choices only because of prejudice even in the legal path? As many Lebanese people sectarian identity follows us where ever we go even in universities sectarianism reinforces the inequality between students so that efficiency becomes almost non-existent in the face of favoritism. Such inequality has driven the country to the abyss and it is something that never failed in threatening people and destroying students dreams.

    Bias on the other hand is an issue i try to constantly face specially when it comes from ignorant people. It’s effect of societies is extremely dangerous way, even Ibn Khaldun warned about its ability to destroy a country and a community. Bias holds several cons within, specially for the ones who seek truth and knowledge because it damages the researches by giving wrong conclusions. For example, history books here in Lebanon aren’t united in schools because every writer writes history in a biased point of view and not objectively.Which indeed, delivers falsified news or events that the reader/student build their knowledge on. And since studying law and becoming a judge that gives fair judgements based on reason has always been a dream, i must stand against any biased that try’s to distort the truth for specific interests.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      discreet_anteater's comment 23 Feb 2022

      An excellent comment that carefully outlines the problem. You write about biases in history and how people retell it. Is there any way to overcome this, or should we accept that all history will be told in bias ways?

      1. British Council.jpg discreet_anteater | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Apr 2022

        There is always solution to every single problem.. at least that what I’ve learned through reading history books in several fields wether social, educational, technological and the list goes on. I believe bias is only demolished when people are fully aware and conscious.. knowledge is the only lamp that will lighten up the darkest tunnel, when societies are fraught with science and education efficiency will definitely outweigh biases

  • British Council.jpg tenacious_honeydew | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Generally, inequality and bias are major issues that are spread globally, in which numerous people suffer from injustice sometimes in fundamental or even trivial matters..A lot of amazingly talented people I know had their talents, dreams, as well as ambitions crushed because of corrupted and prejudiced mindsets, and that plays a huge role in deteriorating one's society when the main goal should be the total opposite! People must work together in order to build a better society filled with justice and equality to flourish..

  • British Council.jpg jolly_weasel | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    23 Feb 2022

    Looking at what we call human rights violation, I suppose gender bias is the major agent of this cruel animal (human rights violation) and is practiced in every part of the world.
    Citing Uganda my home country, this has been a major challenge that has drawn the attention of every responsible right thinking person in the state, as many especially the men look at women as one with less authority compared to, subjects and property of men. And all these are derived from the misquotation of the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible which describes women as being created or made out of a man's rib. Some quote Gen 3:1-5 (temptation of eve by the serpent) as a way of describing women as being incompetent and lack intelligence, who often brings misfortune in families thus any problem in a home is directed to the mother("You are as stupid as your mother", a father tells his Son) , in fact they say the word eve means evil.
    Some traditional / cultural leaders take advantage of promoting some practices such as Female genital mutilation; food taboos where women are not allowed to eat some food like chicken, eggs, pork to mention but a few. And no womanis to be in any position of the cultural leadership thus being considered inferior have no authority over men.
    I also know of girls who have been denied education or if not end at certain level of education so as to provide wealth to the family in the name of dowry.
    This does not end there, even the literates ( those we call philosophers) play a role in promoting gender bias. I know of a family where a man having married a primary teacher, stopped the woman from working and charged her with household work claiming to be the soul provider for the family and the wife was to take care of the home. This is because some men feel that a woman is not supposed to earn, if so they would challenge them and take up the responsibility of heading the family.
    Not only families but even work places, to acquire any job, or for any promotion, most employers subject the ladies in inappropriate activities before offering them the job or position which creates fear among some women/girls in applying for jobs or positions of their choice hence being unemployed while some employers consider women as being weak and incompetent compared to men and thus pay less wages to their female employees than the male for the same piece of work.

    All the above and more not mentioned are the challenges affecting the female gender in my country and village in particular and with this has left most girls to be desperate, with less hope for their future subjecting them to teenage pregnancy, early/forced marriage, and single mothers, jobless women gambling in the streets looking for a way of survival for their families while the men spend all their day in the bars.
    This can come to an end if only the responsibility of stopping this gender based violence is set at the grass root and that is families where parents treat all their children equally irrespective of their gender. This enables the children grow up knowing that all humans are equal irrespective of their gender and will be able to practice in any position granted to them. "CHARITY BEGINS FROM HOME"

    Regards to you all from jolly_weasel

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      jolly_weasel's comment 01 Mar 2022

      An excellent use of your communication skills to clearly explain a variety of problems. Well done for being so perceptive to the problems and considering what could be done next.

  • British Council.jpg logical_skill | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    Nice words about judge
    "Don't judge what you don't know!" A smart man once told me ... "People talk a lot and stupid And you will never thank her! "... We hate, envy, gossip ... We ally with other enemies For position and money And we forgot how to love! ... Don't judge what you don't know! That you can't predict life ... Try to be more modest And enlighten your soul! ... And here is a wise saying: "Not all beauties are beautiful! And not everyone with thorns stings Even if they look more fierce! " Don't judge! ... And YOU are wrong! And the saying goes - don't wash! Be careful what and how you speak ... That appearances deceive! ... 🙂

  • British Council.jpg vivacious_tiger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    My cousin loved cars since she was a little kid, so she always dreamt of becoming a mechanical engineer, but her parents refused to allow her to study for this job because they thought it is a masculine job, and now she isn't happy in her current job since it wasn't her dream. Incidents like this happen a lot,and many people are being discriminated just for their gender which makes literally no sense, so procedures should be taken by the associations with the help of the government to raise awareness about this topic, because we can't lose many talents that could make a big difference just because of inequality

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      vivacious_tiger's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Thank you for giving an example of how stereotyping can affect things like job options. Around the world, women are less likely to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) roles.

  • British Council.jpg motivated_pigeon | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    People around the world are facing the most hated problem that has a lot of effects. This problem is called bias or inequality it’s all like when women can’t do everything just because it’s either too feminine like girls can’t work like mechanics their place is the kitchen as well as boys those who can’t clean can’t be a babysitter. Even the traditions tell them that they can’t cry they can show their sadness. this issue could collect a lot of emotional troubles depression and even it could make a hole in our society that will let the next generation walk on the wrong pass.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      motivated_pigeon's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I like the phrase 'walk on the wrong pass', I've not heard it before. Can you explain what you mean by it?

  • British Council.jpg amiable_bat | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    I’m from Asia, or what called ( third world countries); I believe we should know exactly the reasons of this problem before presenting advices; in my opinion, we can summarize the major reasons as the following:

    1- Cultural perspective: some persons see gender discrimination between male and female is normal, because they saw their parents do that, and don’t have the ability to challenge themselves trying to change these thoughts.

    2- Social perspective: societies prefer males on females and give them the right to do everything, while females don’t have this right even the right of education.

    3- Wrong thought: female should marry early without having the ability to choose her partner or reject him, this thought damage most female because she has to stop her education early, and continue her life with inappropriate partner.

  • British Council.jpg modest_twilight | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    The challenges faced by people I know are the distinction between male and female in treatment. I know people who allow education for the male only, and he is on the edge and fails, and the girl is successful, but they result in the boy and not the girl. They distinguish girls from boys in everything. The pampering and tenderness are all for the male

  • British Council.jpg fearless_sparrow | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    There is someone I know that was working in a company when she got married. The management had to lay her off saying that now that she was married she would give more time to her marriage than work. At that same time her colleague who was a male got married but wasn't laid off.
    My advice to her is that she should move on and not be discouraged. She should look for a job in another organization that is not gender bias.

    1. British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      fearless_sparrow's comment 17 Mar 2022

      I agree with you Prejudice is a bad thing and the worst thing is that it applies in your country. In fact, I tell your friend not to neglect her work, her home and her husband as well, and go see other job opportunities ❤️

  • British Council.jpg gracious_concept | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    My mom faced challenges of bias in her office. The men felt like she could not lead them because she is a woman. Some women in the Northern part of Nigeria face inequality because where men are having meeting or making decisions, they are not allowed to participate.
    My advice to women is that women should keep working hard, pay attention to their work, do the right things and their dreams will come true.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      gracious_concept's comment 23 Feb 2022

      It sounds like your mom is a great role model. Thank you for sharing this experience. If our advice is only given to those who are being discriminated against, it puts the burden of change on those people.
      What advice do you have for men in these situations?

      1. British Council.jpg gracious_concept | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        Thank ma'am. I'll advice the men to put the women first. Men should allow women to contribute and participate in meetings because they will give the men good ideas.

        1. British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
          gracious_concept's comment 28 Apr 2022

          That is good of you because you are letting the men discover they are doing something bad and the worst thing is that they are big men but don't realize the bad they do to the woman but a young kid can notice their discrimination against the woman.
          On the other hand, they should be equal not considering women too much or women too much as you said.

  • British Council.jpg shy_land | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    23 Feb 2022

    Hi l'm shy_land
    I will tell you about a girl I know who suffered a lot in her life because of prejudice
    Her mother died when she was young, her father was hard-hearted and did not care about his wife’s death or how his daughter felt about it. He only took a month after her death until he married another woman who also possessed the qualities of a father. She treated her harshly and her father did not care about that (this gave her a feeling of male hatred) she grew up The girl got married and hated having males. She treated her husband like any normal person, not because she loved him only to give birth to females and raise them as she wanted to be raised. She now lives with her three daughters and has not had a son
    She is happy now living her childhood with her daughters, despite her old age
    The prejudice that she was exposed to changed her thoughts towards males, I know that she suffered a lot, but I advise her to change her thinking towards males, not all males are like her father.
    From my point of view, I think that the solution in the fact that the state must force those who are about to get married to watch lectures on how to deal with children and how not to be biased towards males or females and give them the same opportunities, this will reduce such problems.

  • British Council.jpg prodigious_avocado | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    Once i had a black skin freind he had many racism and hate about his skin color he had to face alot challenges .
    My advice to him is to stay strong and to face thesr challenges with confidence.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      prodigious_avocado's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I'm sorry for your friend. How can leaders and society support people facing this kind of bias and how can people be held accountable for their actions?

      1. British Council.jpg prodigious_avocado | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 24 Feb 2022

        We need to change the mentality of the people and have them communicate with each other so that they find more commonalities and appreciate the differences. At the same time leaders of the country should set firm laws that prevent any form of discrimination or humiliation among people. We all should believe that we are all same in humanity no matter how different Color, sex or religion we have.

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    A freind whom I know isn't allowed to go to school because her family believes that girls shouldn't go out of homes.To this family this is inaccurate thinking because girl should learn and educate this will help her in future.
    "Freedom cannot be achieved unless woman have been emancipated from all forms of oppression" .

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      invigorated_snow's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Where is that impactful quote from?

      1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 24 Feb 2022

        I know this qoute since I was child ,from my old school, this qoute is for Nelson Mandala he was a champion of woman's rights because he believed that woman rights are an integral part of a free society.

  • British Council.jpg flowing_meteor | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    I know a lady which was prevented to work in a very famous company because she is wearing hijab. I advice ti stop dealing inequality with girls which are wearing hijab and girls which are not wearing.

    1. avatar.jpg Olivia @ KPMG
      flowing_meteor's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Thank you for giving an example of how people can be discriminated against based on their religion, flowing_meteor. Can you think of another unfair reason why someone may not be offered a job?

  • British Council.jpg proactive_poem | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    There is an 12 years old girl forced suspend school in order to protect her from kidnapping so they put them at home to learn house work so that they are ready for marriage.they think that they are helping her to live.but in fact,they bury them by child marriage . In our society there are many such cases. And i offer the community advice, perhaps someone realizes that this problem is destroying our civilization and society.

  • British Council.jpg grateful_drum | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    23 Feb 2022

    The example I will mention today is a true story that my friend faced... The bias here was a little different, her parents did not believe her when she told the truth, unlike her brother arguing that children always tell the truth in addition to their belief that males have the ability to face difficulties and they are not able to face challenges or the like... This was an obstacle for my girlfriend who felt that her brother was better than her ... She tried hard to change her thoughts. He advised her to work hard to prove her character at home, not to pay attention to these small details, to resort to dialogue with her parents in an appropriate way, and not to face this increasingly complex problem of intolerance.

  • British Council.jpg unconventional_nation | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    Women face a lot of challenges if I should be honest, they are not allowed to do most things because they are women, as I see things, they are still humans, they have rights as men do, because they are not as strong as men doesn't mean that they can't do anything or that they should be shunned, in every successful man, there is a woman, so without them l don't think those men would be wher they are, so being woman doesn't change anything, they deserve the freedom to do anything as far as it is beneficial and the issue of them wearing hijab doesn't mean anything, it is their religious beliefs anyway their looks doesn't matter to you, they are not doing it for the sake of all those men they deserve to wear whatever they wish to wear.

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    There are many women who are subjected to violence by men, and this principle is also due to equality because the man believes that he has power and judgment over the woman, meaning that the man is stronger than the woman.

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    Many women suffer from discrimination and inequality between them and men, specifically in terms of work. I know a woman who went to a job interview to get a teaching job. He distinguished between her and a man even though she was suitable for the job and all the job conditions matched her, but the man was distinguished from the woman, and the man took the job. Instead of a woman even though she is the one who deserves the job

  • British Council.jpg cultured_orange | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    24 Feb 2022

    Hello... I know a girl who applied for a job to become a judge who was qualified but was rejected because they believe that women are concentrated in “unseen” activities such as housework, unpaid work or working in the informal sector in jobs that lack forward and are not covered by labor laws And that her character is weak and her affection often overcomes her and she will not judge fairly and that the man is the best in this job!!! This barrier of discrimination must be broken and that women enjoy all rights and privileges in all aspects of life. We can break this barrier through various awareness campaigns and creating pages on Facebook and teaching the new generation to be non-aligned.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      cultured_orange's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Do you think that laws should be introduced to stop this discrimination? Can you find any examples of laws in this area?

      1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        Perhaps... the creation of a law that stipulates the non-employment according to gender and employment according to the required advantages, and a law that stipulates that no gender is deprived of his rights, and the dissemination of positive ideas among children and students towards equality

        1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
          successful_globe's comment 25 Feb 2022

          Could such a law also be against other kinds of bias? What kinds of bias can you think of that might be included in such a law?

          1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            James @ KPMG's comment 28 Feb 2022

            Yes, equality of rights should always exist. There may be other types of bias, such as the bias of women towards women, or as the bias of men towards men, but the most prominent of them is the bias towards men.

            1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
              successful_globe's comment 28 Feb 2022

              Can there be biases that favour one nationality compared to another, or biases related to age? Are there other kinds?

  • British Council.jpg jolly_weasel | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    24 Feb 2022

    Bias is one of the gender based problems faced in most parts of the world .
    it is now seen as a human right violation. However in most parts of the world, it is normal to see men with more authority than women. Some cultures and taboos may be the cause of this challenge and thus building fear and lack of confidence among the women and girl children.
    In African culture men are seen as more superior than woman. Women are not considered or recognised by the society saying they are to serve the men especially with house hold work. When it come to distribution of family wealth, only boys were to get a share from the parents' wealth which left girl children miserable. The female gender are also denied eating food like chicken, eggs e.t.c. Some cultures still do not allow women to attend clan meetings and ceremonies denying them the right to express themselves and participate in clan affairs.

    For I know of a girl whose father was a clan leader, she dreamt of being a layer who would stand with widows whose lands were being grabbed by their brothers in law but all this was shut down by her father who discouraged her from continuing with school saying that it is only boys who are to go to the University while girls are to go for simple courses like tailoring, catering e.t.c that can help them manage some affairs of the home other wise they would miss marriage.

    All children are equal and all have the same capability when it comes to education and administration, my advise to every one is that whenever a girl child is educated in a community, she is like a flower that later develops into a fruit for each and every. An educated girl always brings pride to the family. God created us with different gifts and talents irrespective of our gender. So lets all Stand firm and Break the Bias.

    Thank you, jolly_weasel

  • British Council.jpg powerful_fox | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    24 Feb 2022

    Hi every one, I am powerful_fox.

    I have loved this discussion so much.

    I know of a girl who always shied away from games because she was always discouraged by her friends, "What good thing can come from you?", they often asked her. In class she was ever below the average. Games she was ever left behind.
    At home her parents kept encouraging her and told her that God had better plans for her. This kept her moving even though she had planned to drop out of school.

    Finally the girl met her destination when read about the first Uganda Woman who won the Tokyo Olympics walking a way with a golden medal. With this, she realized that if one door is closed then other can also be open and that it is not only men recognized in sports activities like it had always been in the country but even women. This gave her enough confidence and courage to search for other opportunities in her future.
    On sports day, she promised her parents and her class teacher that this time round, she is to reach the National Level. Building confidence, and faith within her, she began practicing because her teacher had told her that practice makes perfect.

    At school level she was the second in the 1,200 metre race, At district level she became was the third, her friends began discouraging her claiming that she would never make it at the national level but with courage and confidence from her class teacher, house teacher and parents, she kept moving and through all the stages until she become the first in the National Sports Competition. She won a gold medal and also received one million shillings ugandan currency (Ugx. 1, 000,000).

    She got full sponsorship at school and one of the coach promised to take over her school dues till university. This gave her more courage and confidence and with hard work she managed to be among the best ten in National Examinations.

    Most cases our mind set and the people around us determines what we are, its always good to have a positive mind set despite of the environment and situation we are going through other wise we may loose all our dreams. It is also good to be close to people whom we know can support us even at times when all those we hoped in disappoints us. A single word of encourage is more powerfully compared to a thousand words of discouragement.
    "If others can, then we too can" YES WE CAN.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      powerful_fox's comment 01 Mar 2022

      Thanks for sharing this positive and inspiring story! It's great to hear of female role models.

  • British Council.jpg sensitive_idea | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    Men and women must be equal.....

    The women represent half of society and therefore half of it's capabilities , which is necessary to achieve peace , progress and advancement in society ,so let our motto be in life ~ No to discrimination and yes to equality ~

    1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      sensitive_idea's comment 15 Mar 2022

      You are right, let's look at the aspect of women's role in our lives, let's imagine that there are no women in this life, in your opinion, would life be healthy?? The woman is the one who raises the children and takes care of them, and the greater part of this interest is if the father is not present in some circumstance... This interest is considered great, because this woman is the one who will manage their needs, raise them and teach them, and this is a great role for her.... And that she has a role in the work, so women are known to be active, but there is a problem, prejudice, this bias leads to the injustice of women and she may not take her full wages from her work, so let us think about her circumstances..., Are there not children who work to meet their needs...., now How do you imagine the world without a woman?? Does your society oppress women?? Is there a solution to these problems that women suffer from?? What if we give women all their rights?? Are there ways to spread equality??!

      1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
        successful_globe's comment 15 Mar 2022

        Your comment is very supportive of women and speaks out against inequality, which is great! However, you also say "the woman is the one who raises the children and takes care of them". How is this an example of gender bias? How could you correct this?

        1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

          This is not considered gender bias, this is one of the important roles of women in our society, but we do not see this because of sexism

      2. British Council.jpg sensitive_idea | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        successful_globe's comment 15 Mar 2022

        Well..a world without women is like a lamp without fuel.....
        Women are the light of the world. Without them, any society would be extinguished. They are of great importance in all respects in this society. Without them, society would be corrupted and become like darkness.
        The place I live in is very oppressive to women
        In all respects, he does not treat her like a man, he does not see her as a woman
        Rather, he sees that its existence and its non-existence are one..... and this is the fault of a woman. She should have all her priorities as men in the whole of society.
        Yes, there is.. if the society treats her like a man, i.e. correctly, and this is impossible... It is possible to get rid of these problems by getting rid of the customs and traditions that constitute a major obstacle for women and make them like a restriction in this society. I cannot say a word.
        Also, by giving her all her rights, this makes society look at her and equate her with men.
        Become free and equal with men in society.Yes, as I mentioned earlier... by giving her her rights only, removing the customs and traditions that restrict her..
        I wonder....
        Does your society give women their rights?
        Do you think that women benefit society or not?
        What are the most important rights that a woman should have?

        1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          sensitive_idea's comment 16 Mar 2022

          Really wonderful and special questions, for my society, in my opinion, it gives women their rights, but not to the fullest extent because the occupation hinders this. 2 Of course, women benefit society, as I said, society without women is like a lamp without fuel, and there are many benefits for women.

        2. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          sensitive_idea's comment 16 Mar 2022

          The most important rights that women should enjoy: freedom, safety, movement, work, and most importantly equality

  • British Council.jpg skillful_camel | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    Gender equality occurs when all genders enjoy the same rights responsibilities and opportunities for both women and men. Worldwide,women face discrimination in access to education,work , inheritance, participation in decision -making and society .
    Many gender diparities emerge in early childhood.Girls are deprived of access to health care.
    As they move into the age of adolescence, gender disparities widen.
    Girls still fase barriers to enter in primary and secondary school.
    The lack of education provided limits access to skills and jobs in good organizations. This neglect leads to a reduced levels of self confidence in the woman .
    Women's and girls education is a vital way that helps in Gender e Equality because the door to many new opportunities will open up for women.They get skilled and can easily find employment which empower and give them the independence to make decisions.
    lt is important to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls inpublis and private spheres. Also,lt is essential to eliminate all harmful practice by society,such as early and forced marriage. We should try to make our environment and surroundings more safe and healthy for women and girls. Achieving gender equality will not happen overnight. We need it urgently. Societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. We must teach every one , especially the boys all about equality and respect. We can work together and achieve equal respect and opportunities for all genders alike.

  • British Council.jpg respectful_lemon | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    24 Feb 2022

    Disability is not inability

    Some of our brothers and sisters are left home and not given chance to acquire education. this is because some parents feel it is not possible for the blind, deaf, crippled and lame to attain education. there reason is, "After education, which job will my daughter or son get after education".

    Thanks to the NGO that came to our village, they offered these young boys and girls all the necessary scholastic materials based on their abilities. After a period of 5 years, very few where able to believe when they so the blind writing and reading, the lame playing football and very many activities. This school brought hope in the life of all community members and they realized that disability is not inability when one of the pioneers joined University.

    It is our responsibility to help the depressed lift up their voice. Many are always left behind just because no one is there to stand by them or help them achieve their dreams.

  • British Council.jpg peaceful_revolution | Nagongera Girls Primary | Uganda
    24 Feb 2022

    Hi,
    I know of a family where there 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girls. This only girl who could be the pride to the family was left alone at home to do all the house hold work since the parents divorced and they where now staying with their father. Her role was to ensure that her brothers went to school, compound clean, food available in time to mention but a few.
    No one could tell the pain she under went since silence was her hobby and all seemed well with her. Always covered with a smile.

    Sharing with a friend she said, "If only I had a mother, I think I took would be like you". At home the boys did nothing but busy with books since their father believed that the girls after education all the knowledge and salary obtain from work would go to her husband's family and that only boys were the ones to support him in the future.
    The any word from the boys was treated as a fact and always opposed the girl. Her father hated her and regarded her as an inferior member of the family. She only managed to get out of this prison when she picked out courage and reported to police all the challenges she faced at home.

    Later her father was charged with the responsibility of providing her with all the necessities all that a girl child was to get and be in need off. The two (father and daughter) where to report to police every month.
    Later this girl became the Light and salt of the family. After her education, she able to re-unite her father and mother, and her brothers who went to school before depended entirely on her.

    Girls, ladies and women, stand firm and never remain silent whenever you are facing an injustice. By seeking for justice through the law you are not betraying your parents but enabling them realize the mistakes has made. Many are suffering a lot because of fear of seeking justice.

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    I have important question, i would like to know the answer to it, why the great bias to men?
    The role of men is greatew than that of women in society?
    I do think so, they both have a great role, just thinking, we will find that man was created by a women..

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      successful_globe's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Hi successful_globe, Can you explain you opinion in a bit more detail. Do you think that there is a bias towards men in society?

      1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        Hello, yes I can explain, I see that there is a huge bias towards men, and I deduced this from many examples and situations that I read and heard about, for example, employment, there are those who are hired according to gender, and this is not good for us to hire according to work and effort, there are many She is a successful woman and there are many examples of her, so we will be against this prejudice, my friend

  • British Council.jpg hopeful_duck | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    24 Feb 2022

    Discrimination and inequality between children is a problem that some fathers or mothers fall into.
    I know a family that cares more about its boys than the girl, arguing that boys can perform tasks that girls can't, so they sent the boys to school, but they didn't send the girl, though she was very smart, they made her take care of the housework instead, but she didn't stand up for the truth, She did all the work quietly, and crying was the only way She can protest against her parents, who did not respond to her , the prejudice of her parents affected her personality so much that she became shy and weak.
    When the girl grew up, she married a good man who helped her change for the better she faced difficulty in raising her children and taking care of their studies, and she deeply regretted her silence and not demanding her right, but despite that, she made them all complete their education and resolved not to be prejudiced like her parents.
    I say that it is easy to be strong if the other side is weak and does not demand his rights .
    So l think we must start from ourselves and our thinking first, we must have enough confidence in ourselves and know very well how we can admire ourselves no matter what situation we are in Therefore, we must strengthen the means by which we can claim our rights. For example, we can train parents on how to face discrimination and conduct awareness campaigns about the negative impact of discrimination on individuals, as it causes male and female hatred and malice, and also causes weak personality and makes the individual unable to deal with others.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      hopeful_duck's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Thank you for your comment. Do you think that this situation also puts pressure on boys in a family? How might that be?

      1. British Council.jpg hopeful_duck | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        Yes, prejudice is not just limited to girls . Boys might experience it . He may be exposed to ridicule and racism from the family , for example , if he asks to learn activities that society classifies as belonging to girls .
        Or if he is sensitive or weak in character, he will be bullied by the other boys and nicknamed the girl .
        On the other hand, discrimination of sons on the basis of age is also discrimination. In some cases, if the eldest son is a boy, he is deprived of education in order to raise his brothers or help his father, especially in the event of the father’s death or illness, then he is forced to take responsibility and supervise the family. This brother is often forgotten that he is one of the sons and he has rights, whether they are rights in education, care or others .
        On the other hand, we see that the younger son gets a lot of attention, because he still has more room for freedom, so he will get more love .
        All the forms of prejudice that I mentioned negatively affect if not taken into account, whether on the personal level, such as creating a weak and shy personality, or the boy’s resorting to strangers in search of tenderness, which makes them vulnerable, or on the family level, such as their constant feeling of hatred towards the distinguished son .

  • British Council.jpg effervescent_maths | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    People pay pricy costs because of bias. For example, many people miss a good job just because of trivial reasons, just because their skin color doesn't fit the rule of beauty or the agenda of the manager which is something pathetic. Most of the time bias comes from creating a previous expression about a group of people without dealing with them, and this is exactly where the crisis sets. For instance, a lot of people have retired just because they wear hijab. My advice for those people is keeping silent will end nothing. Keep calling for your rights. As long as you are alive, you can incredibly do many.

  • British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    Gender equality is not only ahuman right, but our Islam called for it for 1400 years ago. It's necessary foundation for perfect and sustainable world. Gender equality is achieved when women and men have equal rights, conditions power to shape their own lives. And contribute to development of society. Gender equality is very important every society recieving the same education and job can improve any organisation, provide better care for the children and reduce poverty. increasing women's rights keep them safe and able to build productive happy life. Lets stand together and say No to discrimination against women.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      friendly_seagull's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Thanks for your comment. Can you find any facts or statistics that prove the reduction of poverty and higher productivity?

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    24 Feb 2022

    Hello all,Iam invigorated_snow
    I will tell you Some ways to promote gender inequality in daily life, some of them are :
    -Share Household Chores And Childcare Equality:household chores and Childcare are every adult's responsibility.Ask your self if there is an equal division of labor in your home.
    -Watch For Signs of Domestic Violence:get some help and support if you know a freind or acquaintance is suffering from domestic violence ,be aware that you aren't alone.
    -Support Mothers And Parents:those responsible for children and teens need support in every society.
    -Help Woman Gain Power:consider ways to support the promotion of woman in the arts,sciences, sports, and other fields.
    -Listen And Reflect:one of the main obstacles to eliminating prejudice is that people have difficulty recognizing that it really exists that we all reproduce stereotypes and pre_existing notions on many topics including gender and race.

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    I guess we have to think d Are there not a lot of successful women? There are women managers, engineers and scientists. We must know that without them society will not be complete. The bias towards men will not help anything, thinking that he can lead. I do not deny this, but there are many women who lead, they lead schools, museums and wars.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_spring | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    Welcome

    1ـ problem number one There is no gender equality. They put men in higher salaries than women, as the story of (Shajarat al-Dur) When her husband, "King Najm al-Din Ayyub" died, (Shajarat al-Dur) took over the rule of Egypt because it was in danger of rejecting the 'Izz al-Din Ibek' rule by a woman, and he was the Sultan of Egypt, they believe The man is smarter than the female, but this is wrong in my opinion, so what do you think?

    2ـProblem number two is that many people think that they are less than other people because of the actions and words that people say.Don't worry and do what you want most importantly always believe in yourself and trust yourself and remember my advice "don' t care"

  • British Council.jpg triumphant_cranberry | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Her right to go to school while her brother gets to go to school, and we all know that this is not a good thing to do ,her parents are being baised against her which can limit her contribution to the society

  • British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    24 Feb 2022

    Hello there 🙋‍♂️ I know a lady who is a lawyer, unfortunately there's a minority of women who are mentally prohibited from practicing their job as a lawyer, and not because they are not able from applying, however in our society if a female applies as a lawyer, she would have to fight so hard to enter this domain because of the male dominance that excludes the possibility of a female being a lawyer, so even after battling the society's jealousy and repulsive thinking about her, she would face even bigger problems when finishing a legal transaction, for being thought that she seduced, bribed, or by deceiving someone to get the transaction done, therefore female lawyers in my country Lebanon face a lot of problems whether in the job curriculum or from the society's pressure on them, preventing a lot of women who are interested in practicing this profession. Wrapping it up, as an advice for our brilliant passionate women who desire to engage in this domain to turn their deaf ear for the society's hatred, but most importantly men should erase the idea of being superior from their brain, because subconsciously this idea is being developed with time as this phenomena is spreading more and more.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    24 Feb 2022

    There must be equality between the sexes, men and women. Equality is a right for both, and women must have laws that protect them.

  • British Council.jpg responsible_cymbals | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    When we say bias, we could mean it in different ways an example is gender inequality. But this doesn't end at gender inequality, it could be that people aren't treated the way they are ought to be treated or choosing people over you to do something well knowing the fact that you are better than the other because they think you are inferior or the way you talk or that they think you are weak, and many more. This can affect the person all-around, that is mentally, physically, emotionally, and many more.
    I know of a boy who is very good at making and developing even out of scrapes. And whenever people ask who is good at making and inventing things, they always call another person over him because they believe the boy is foolish and makes things out of scrapes. They seem to forget that is recycling that is one skill that is looked for and appreciated in the world.
    I also know a girl who is very good at programming and system repair and maintenance. Whenever competitions come in relation to her skills, they do not choose knowing well she is the best at it in the school because they believe that computer-related activities are for boys, not girls.
    I also come from a country that propagates gender discrimination which is bad. My advice for these two and those who are treated unfairly is that they should not be discouraged to stop what they are doing, but instead, strive to do more and better. Don't let what think about you define you and do what you know how to do well to the best!

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      responsible_cymbals's comment 25 Feb 2022

      You've highlighted that people might find it difficult to accept new ways of thinking, such as creating more with recycled, discarded materials. Can you find any examples from history of people resisting new ideas which are now commonplace?

      1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Feb 2022

        Can I give an example? When women started to wear pants. It's funny to think that the first woman to wear pants got lots of stares and rejection. Because women wore dresses for too long, it was very hard for them to accept this new reality of wearing pants. I believe it's a natural thing. Humans prefer to stay in the known safe place rather then stepping out and trying something new

        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
          easygoing_flower's comment 28 Feb 2022

          (note for UK students- pants are trousers in US English!)

  • British Council.jpg emotional_tornado | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Feb 2022

    We must have equal rights between men and women

    Women have very important roles in society, will as me..They are both responsible for building the family to in order build aconscious generation in society

  • British Council.jpg tolerant_badger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    24 Feb 2022

    Women in power are often made fun of. I watched a short report earlier today about a woman that was chosen to be the minister of defense. She earned the position, but, not surprising, she got lots of mockery. "Seriously? Haha what now? If that lady over there is wearing the same dress as you you're gonna send the entire army after her?" Or "Women in power start wars". This is ridiculous. This is mocking women, their abilities, and specially their feelings. Emotions are power. The strong emotions women have push them to protect the ones they care about. Women are powerful.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      tolerant_badger's comment 25 Feb 2022

      You bring up an interesting point about mockery and humour. If someone where to say: "It's just a joke?", would this make it ok?

      1. British Council.jpg tolerant_badger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 26 Feb 2022

        No, absolutely not. Humor is often a way to pass messages. Humor gets to the heart. That's why some people hurt others by making fun of them. It hurts and stick. Some Men are professionals in mockery. They love to make fun of women...It will never be ok making someone feel worthless.

  • British Council.jpg nice_coconut | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    Many girls and women are suffering from bias in my society. Unluckily, our society gives many privilliges to men over women. They can travel abraiad alone, go out to any place for shopping in walking in street any time. They can also practise their favourite sports and hobbies freely without any obsticales.On the other hand, women are not allowed to do such things or it is even a taboo. Why? Because she is a girl , she may brings stigma to her parents or family by doing so, she can not oractise her life in the way she likes. Many resrictions are imposed on their lives. I remember, I wanted so much to ride a bike in the street! I was not abke to do that, why? Beacause my society says it is not suitable or polite to do that as a girl. It was a simplw wish I know.. and when I get older the restrictions are becoming larger and limits on me are increasing! For women and girls I say, do not be like me, do not be silent , be pisitive and have a word and fight for your dreams and wishes.Just be yourself! Do not sacrifice for the sake of fake or stupid traditions !

  • British Council.jpg quiet_rainforest | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    25 Feb 2022

    Women this days are held back for achieving their goals,now a lady who is in my community wanted to become a pilot but she been a woman her parents does not support her because it's a men job

  • British Council.jpg buzzing_wallaby | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    25 Feb 2022

    Man or woman in an equality generation.
    Together they can change the world to the best.

  • British Council.jpg diplomatic_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know certain people who have faced the challenge of bias, one of which is a single childless unmarried woman who wanted to adopt a child. Another person I know was rejected from a good secondary school because the principal did not like their mother. A third person I know could not marry the woman he loved because of her racial background. Finally someone I know had problems finding some where to live because of her complexion.
    My advice to the single childless unmarried woman is to check other options regarding adoption and persevere. To the person rejected from the good secondary, I will advice to write a petition to the senior management of the school. To the person looking out for accommodation, I will advice the person to look for accommodation in other section of the city. I will advice that people should be allowed to marry the people of their choice regardless of race. Generally everyone should come on board, create awareness and put a stop to all forms of bias.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      diplomatic_ocean's comment 25 Feb 2022

      How should the state and community support and protect people in these situations? How should the people that are discriminating against them be held accountable?

      1. British Council.jpg diplomatic_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        The state should support and protect people in these situations by putting laws and policies in place that will protect the rights of these individuals. For the childless single woman, who has a good job and right standing in the society, the laws put in place should be enforced so she can adopt a child. The community should be more friendly and accommodating, they should avoid stigmatizing the victims.
        In the scenarios above, accountability could come in the form of community groups, religious groups and or legal advice centers promoting awareness of the said biases and demanding acknowledgement and apology.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    Hello all!
    When I read your comments, I found that most of you mentioned that the problem is (marriage of minors..!)

    Is not the main condition for the marriage of any two individuals in any society is mutual consent between the two parties??! However, early marriage is not necessarily subject to this rule, but in many cases it deviates from it. At least one, which necessarily affects their will, which is often improper..!

    In my opinion, it is not good to blame only the people, but the governments and civil authorities???!
    Where is the law, where is the constitution??!
    (A major global agreement must be made on stopping early marriage, otherwise there will be a great danger to society!!)
    Why do laws not issue punishments, executions, or imprisonments for those who forcibly marry his or her child into marriage??!
    And what about who will marry that girl?!
    Is he fully conscious and thinking??!
    (Early marriage is a crime against female!)

  • British Council.jpg bold_editor | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know someone who was treated badly, she faced early marriage and pregnancy at the age of thirteen. She was forced to marry a man she didn't want to. I will advice that girls should be given opportunity to make decision on their own and that families should respect their decisions and not forced them into early marriage.

  • British Council.jpg authentic_atom | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Far too many girls, especially those from the poorest families still face gender discrimination in education, child marriage and pregnancy, sexual violence and unrecognized domestic work.
    My advice is for the society to give them a chance, let them be themselves, make their own choices. Such girls should be patient and persistent.

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_strategy | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know someone who faced the challenge of bias. She lost her father's inheritance just because of her religion, this led to lost opportunities for her. My advice to such is that they stay true to themselves and what they believe in, no matter the challenge that comes their way.

  • British Council.jpg magical_song | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    bias.

    Many in our current society resort to bias towards men more than women, and in ancient times they used to prevent women from judging on the principle (the fault of a woman ruling) and also this event occurs in the present time, there is no difference between women and men and men are of great importance, and that does not mean that we are biased towards men more than women.
    It has a very great importance even with God Almighty, so equality is important and impartiality and discrimination between the sexes are not.
    Many in our

  • British Council.jpg brilliant_land | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Those from the northern parts of Nigeria are facing challenges of child marriage. Similarly young girls in the southern parts of Nigeria are faced with the challenge of female genital mutilation. Most parents in the northern parts of Nigeria prefer to send their male children to school over their female counterparts. My advice to the people faced with such challenges is that they should believe in themselves, fight for their rights and pursue their dreams

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    25 Feb 2022

    Do you think that the way that the person is raised can effect their gender inequality ?

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      invigorated_snow's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Absolutely! Children tend to copy their parents behavior whether it's good or bad. If a child saw his father, for example, helping his mother in house chores because " we all live in this house, we all have to work to keep it clean", he/she will copy this behavior. But if it's " go back to the kitchen woman!" Or " it's your job to clean not mine", the child will grow up behaving the exact same way.

        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
          invigorated_snow's comment 28 Feb 2022

          Can you explain why?

          1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
            Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

            Because as she told us ,children will always copy their parents behaviour. For example when his father hit or shout to his wife ,unfortunately his son/daughter will make like them when he/she become younger .

          2. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
            Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

            Family is the first social group in a person's life. He/She get their knowledge about the outside world from this social circle called family. Some behaviors we copied from our parents as children are now called habits. "It's just my habit to do so" or "I can't do the dishes, it's against who I am." Our copied habits shaped us and this can be changed with enough knowledge and will.

  • British Council.jpg noble_temperature | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    We must make men and women equal, as women constitute half of society and islamic civilization in the past emphasized honoring women and giving them their full rights prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him said. women are the sisters of men ." This indicates the equality between men and women

  • British Council.jpg flowing_heart | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know of someone who was denied her salary . Even after the management of her organization promised to give her the money, she still wasn't given. My advice to her is to keep working hard and not give up.

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_butterfly | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know a woman who learnt how to drive a car and stood up to show that women can also drive cars in an area where only men drove cars. My advice is for women to stand up and take up challenges as they come, I would also advice the men to stop discriminating against the women and show them some respect.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_wilddog | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Hello there are so many challenges people face but I will talk basically on position .
    A male and a female might go for a job interview and the female is more qualified than the male but he's gets the job and she's gets a lower position than him because she is female, in some Nations their female football team have won the world cup meanwhile the male football team have not won the world cup but are being paid more and are recognised more than the females.
    My advice to women out there would be, stand up for yourself, say no to people, think positive (empowering thought), choose to be a warrior not a victim, take care of your self, only surround yourself with people that empower you and treat you as an equal, empower others and give back,and most importantly never give up

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      victorious_wilddog's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Excellent example of gender inequality! Women are indeed getting paid less than men for doing the same job

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_opinion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know a group of people who faced destruction of lives, properties and discrimination as a result of religious and ethnic crisis. My advice is for us to see each other as one regardless of our religion and tribe. We should respect each other's views and opinions so we can live in unity.

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      wondrous_opinion's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Indeed, we all have the right to believe and practice our beliefs. But how's that related to gender inequality?

      1. British Council.jpg wondrous_opinion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
        easygoing_flower's comment 26 Feb 2022

        Its related in the sense that some religion and traditional practices still feel or believe that women don't have the rights to seat among men and discuss matters relating to family and community issues and other activities because they feel women don't have rights and power as the men.

        1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
          wondrous_opinion's comment 28 Feb 2022

          Yes you're right. Some religions unfortunately encourage discrimination against women by giving men excuses to do so

          1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
            easygoing_flower's comment 01 Mar 2022

            Is it the religion or human interpretation of the religion that leads to discrimination?

            1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
              Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

              That's a very good question. Some religions actually encourage mistreating women but some others are just misinterpreted. Islam for example, the false interpretation for Al Quran gave men an excuse to mistreat women but it fact, Islam is the one of the very main religions that talks about the importance of gender equality and women's role in society.

  • British Council.jpg frank_conclusion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know someone who showed by bias. She gave everybody food except me and i felt sad and mad. Due to the unfair treatment, she was sacked.
    My advice for the person is that she should be kind to everybody.

    1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      frank_conclusion's comment 25 Feb 2022

      How's that related to gender inequality? Can you elaborate?

  • British Council.jpg sincere_reality | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know someone who suffered from inequality and bias. Two people were qualified for a particular position in an office, one a lady, the other a man, they both vied for a political office of the counsellor of the Local government Area. The woman was over looked and all sorts of accusation thrown at her to deter her from pursuing the position. The men felt she would not be able to cope because she was a lady and said how can a woman take over the position in the office and they will all work under her. It was not a pleasant experience for the woman as they frustrated her efforts in coming into the position. My advice is that more women should be supported in their drive to having political offices and the men should empower them and support them.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      sincere_reality's comment 25 Feb 2022

      You have explained this situation clearly. Do you think governments should have a set number of women that they HAVE to employ?

      1. British Council.jpg sincere_reality | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 26 Feb 2022

        While I think government having a set of number of women to be employed is a welcomed idea I also do not think it is going to change the mindset of the people who are already gender biased. I think sensitization will go a long way and company policies should be put in place so that anyone who shows bias of any form would be penalised.

      2. British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        Honestly speaking from my own view I would say no because every women has a unique skill and approach to solving situations. Even though we may all face the same challenges everyone has a different way to voice out their issue, so when it comes to government choosing it honestly wont be fair to other women because some others may be more qualified than those chosen so it may create another impression that some women are better than others leading to the issue of biases and inequality which they were trying to reduce.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    25 Feb 2022

    We must break prejudices in order to give a good impression or behavior to others.

  • British Council.jpg balanced_personality | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I know someone who was treated badly. The head teacher wanted someone to lead in the school anthem. He was selected by the students but the head teacher did not agree because he was a boy. My advice is that people should never give up because of one obstacle or the other on their path to success. They should keep working hard.

    1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
      balanced_personality's comment 27 Feb 2022

      Yes,that is very bad of the teacher andit is yes,That is very bad of the head teacher and that is gender inequlity

  • British Council.jpg glorious_market | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    25 Feb 2022

    It is difficult to achieve equality in our society and this is very unfortunate, i know a girl who has suffered a lot from inequality, she suffered from it at work and it was about salary. She was working in a company for 3 years and there was a man colleague with her at work who was getting a higher salary than her. However, they were working the same effort in every thing, and she was silent all this time, and in this case silence is not the appropriate solution, because she became psychologically exhausted, she became without passion and she was declining in her practical level. When i saw her in this case i was very sad about her and about those who are silent about their right because they have a weak personality and they become like this because their rights when they were young are not taken. So i sat down with her to help her and to tell her what to do in this case. I advised her to not remain silent about her rights to everything that happens to her because she is the one who will be affected, and i told her to prove her efficiency more than before to prove that she deserves this equality. I hope that equality becomes mandatory in our society in all respects.

  • British Council.jpg cultured_history | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    25 Feb 2022

    Inequality is pervasive in this world. I know a girl from birth only a girl who does not like by her family and she welcomed
    the requirements of everyone in the house. She was eager to study medicine, but wasn't allowed to study medicine. She wanted to get out of her little world and learn and gaining experiences,but her place is home. This is what her family said. You will sit and wait for marriage. Fortunately she got married to a man who supported her and helped her achieve her dream. We as girls can do many things A girl can be both a mother, and a teacher, and a doctor, and everything, no one can stop her from realizing her dreams. it's not fair. Help yourself by yourself. Nobody can help you but you. Don't let anyone stop your dreams and you can do

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    25 Feb 2022

    It is possible for everyone to be subjected to mistreatment or inequality, but you can encourage yourself and be a big thing, do not care about what people say and continue, we are all full of flaws

  • British Council.jpg spontaneous_speech | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    26 Feb 2022

    I agree because what you said is true, I don't know why they don't equate the sexes and are biased towards men! Were there not women rulers?? Equality is one of the foundations on which society is built

  • British Council.jpg sensitive_idea | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Feb 2022

    Dear woman ...... Who does not say anything about a man , you are the first supporter of him .

    You should not remain silent about your rights. Your rights are like those of man , do not differ from him in anything

    Show yourself , your capabilities and your thinking for thie society so that it stops bias and looking only to men

    ~ How great you are , woman ~

  • British Council.jpg shining_papaya | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    26 Feb 2022

    I know a poor man who loves a rich girl,but her family did not accept him because he is poor. This method of treatment is wrong, the state of the world is not stable and this situation can turn against you.

  • British Council.jpg supportive_literature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Feb 2022

    I know someone who suffers from prejudice because his academic level is always low. He always says that he tries, but it does not work for him, and that no matter how hard he tries, he stands at a large barrier that he cannot cross or jump over, and sits thinking about what he will do and finds the most appropriate solution that Back where he came from.
    I would like to give advice to this person, which is that you do not have to have a high academic level to be different and distinguished, perhaps you are different in something else, often you find successful people, success is not limited to studying, perhaps he was a successful football player, or a successful contestant , or a successful baker, the method is not important, but the end is the most important, often the methods are many, but the results are the same.
    Also, put someone in front of your eyes, take him as an example for you, but do not imitate him blindly, but learn to be you, to do things your way, and also dream of becoming better than this person. If you dream of becoming like him, if you happen to be like him. You will stop, so you should not see the horizon of your ambition, make it reach infinity.
    One last thing I would like to say, that the psychological aspect is very important, for imperceptible obstacles can bring you down and even lead you into the deep of wells. As for tangible obstacles, you can see them and find a solution for them, so I advise you to take care of yourself. dream that you have reached what you dream of and you will find it true. Imagine all the obstacles you face in a playful way. See things in a positive way.
    And last but not least, be you.

  • British Council.jpg mesmerising_earth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    26 Feb 2022

    I know of a man who who has 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. He always gave the kids allowances,1000 after every month. But he gave the male kids 100 at the end of every week, while he gave his female kids 100 at the end of the month, but sometimes he gives them 1000 at the end of each month.
    What the man did was inequality against the female gender, by giving the male kids 100 at the end of the week and still gives them 1000 at the end of the month making it a total of 1400. While his female kids, he only gives them 100 at the end of the month or maybe only 1000 sometimes which gives them a total of 100/1000.
    So I asked them to stand up for themselves because they also have their own rights like everyone else.

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_concept | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    Divorced women face alot of biases in Northern Nigeria. I have seen many cases where the society and even parents harass and treat their daughters badly just because they got divorced, thinking they have brought shame on them. This discrimination make many divorced women especially those that are not educated and we're full time house wives fall into depression and taking wrong decisions, either by going into prostitution, or falling into another wrong marriage which might make her problems worst.
    My advice to parents is to take girl child education very serious, and to support their children in difficult times especially since divorce is not a crime.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      resourceful_concept's comment 28 Feb 2022

      WHy do you think there is stigma around women for divorce? DO men face the same stigma?

      1. British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        There is stigma around divorced women because they feel rejected by the society, and I also think men also suffer the same stigma too

      2. British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        Most times many women feel guilty and see themselves as failures, no matter what the cause of the divorce was, they also do not know what to expect, and have an understandable lack of self-belief, this leads to fear and they become stigmatized. Men also suffer stigma especially when their fellow mates are happily married and they just got divorced, they begin to question themselves and have self doubt and this leads to stigma. Research has shown that divorced men have significantly higher incidences of cancer and heart disease and their mortality rate is nearly 250 percent greater than that of married men.
        Society tends to build up on this insecurities of the individuals especially the female because we tend to show our emotions more than the men, so they use this as an opportunity to stigmatize mostly females.

      3. British Council.jpg resourceful_concept | Usra Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        No men don't face the same stigma, they are free to marry and divorce as much as they can. And I believe women face that stigma because the culture does not allow them to be independent, they have to come back under their parents or guidance's care which make them vulnerable to such harrassments.

  • British Council.jpg noble_temperature | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Feb 2022

    The concerned institutions,the competent authorities should work hard to end discrimination against women because they constitute agreat scientific and practical position within society,where we find that they have worthy and powerfully entered the professions that were once the preserve of men

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    27 Feb 2022

    We must be fair to everyone so that it does not cause them a disease that causes them to treat others equally

  • British Council.jpg focused_writer | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Feb 2022

    Women, women, women, did you hear it I’m a women I want my rights, I want to live safely in this world, I want to live, i want to work, i want to travel, I want to express my voice, I want justice and equality, I want the love in this world, I want from people to treat me nicely as men to love I want the equality…
    This what we hear everyday from a millions women, everyday, every hour, and every minute, but no one’s listen, no one wants to hear or sea, why? Because they’re scared, scared of what people would say if they knew that they support women, that’s the problem, that’s why there’s no equality in this big world, we must talk and talk and talk to solved this problem, at school, work, home, or social media we must show people how badly people treat women against the men..
    Break the bias by your voice.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_revolution | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    I know a young lady who suffered from gender bias she worked in a house as a maid because in their house/family they is a rule, that only boys are allowed go to school while girl stay at home, so she would dress her brothers then go from house to house working to get money and one funny thing is that the money she earn is used to pay her brother's school fees and she would also go back home and cook food do the house chors and then when is time their parent get them married without having education and the parent will be held responsible, because it is their duties and responsibility to give their children shelter and education, so the advice that i can give is that the parent should go and look for the money instead of sending their children because it is among their duties.

  • British Council.jpg glorious_fox | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    * Why we urgently need gender equality?

    simply, gender equality prevents VIOLENCE against women, girls, boys, and men. It’s essential for ECONOMIC PROSPERITY. Societies that treat and value women and men as equal are SAFER and HEALTHIER. Gender equality is a HUMAN RIGHT.

    1. avatar.jpg Marcus @ KPMG
      glorious_fox's comment 28 Feb 2022

      Hi Glorious Fox, thanks for your valuable contribution. How do you think that gender equality helps to make societies safer and healthier?

      1. British Council.jpg glorious_fox | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Marcus @ KPMG's comment 02 Mar 2022

        When societies don’t value and treat women and men equally, there will be high rates of anti-social behaviour and violence.

        Countries with greater gender equality are more connected and their people are healthier and have better wellbeing.

  • British Council.jpg credible_truth | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I know someone who faced bias at her workplace because she is a woman. Anytime she gives directives to the men in the office, they ask themselves why they should take orders from a woman. Hence they made work difficult and frustrating for her.
    My advice to the woman is that she should stand up for herself and continue in her good work till her voice is heard. To the men, she being a woman does not limit her capability to be a leader, the men should give her a chance because we know the world will not change if we all don't do something about the issue of gender inequality.

  • British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    Women constitute nearly half of the world’s population and are considered the basis of societies and one of the reasons for their development and progress, but our societies oppress and despise women and women do not enjoy their rights compared to men who enjoy all their rights with benefit as well, but women do not enjoy their opportunities in social and practical life and also our societies are highly biased towards men. Therefore, I demand equality between Gender and break this prejudice

  • British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    I read in a book that women make up nearly half of the world's population
    And that women are considered the basis of societies and one of the reasons for their development and progress, but when I looked at our societies and saw in return that they do not enjoy all their rightsSince ancient times, women have been and still are violators of rights and do not enjoy their independence. Women are not able to obtain their social and practical opportunities compared to men. Some people believe that women have no role in society, but are only a machine for procreation and that their place is the kitchen, but I oppose this opinion, as women have the right to participate in business Politics is like an election, and she also has the right to express her opinion. A woman is the mother, she is the sister, she is the wife, and she has the right to learn. The average woman’s education ranges from 1-9 years compared to a man whose average education is 1-10 years. In the end, I demand my right as a woman and the rights of all women in this world, and I demand a break Prejudice for the man.

  • British Council.jpg logical_skill | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    28 Feb 2022

    There are many media in Lebanon that they don't employ women who are wearing hijab, and this is a kind of bias against a group of Muslim ladies wearing this hijab.
    Media in Lebanon sheds the light on unveiled women only, we rarely see women wearing hijab sharing on TV. programs or talk shows?
    Isn't this a stereotypes

  • British Council.jpg calm_engine | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I know someone who showed bias. He would always show kindness to the boys and make comments in favour of the boys. The girls were always not happy about this. My advice is that boys and girls be treated equally, no side taking and no show of favouritism.

    1. British Council.jpg friendly_seagull | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      calm_engine's comment 28 Mar 2022

      I agree. Prejudice for men destroys the psyche of women, although women advance and persevere in society greatly, I support women ❤️

  • British Council.jpg glorious_fox | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    Gender equality is achieved when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities as everyone is affected by gender inequality: people of all ages and backgrounds.

    We want equality for all, and nothing less!

  • British Council.jpg victorious_wilddog | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    Am so happy that someone understands were am coming from

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    We must do equality for both sexes so as not to make them feel inferior

  • British Council.jpg proactive_poem | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    28 Feb 2022

    -We have in lebanon many tv channels that belong to certain political parties and they impose their own laws on the employees,so they do not accept workers from other than their religion like “MTV”channel do not accept women’s that wares hijab and “NBN”channel doesn’t accept Christian employees.
    -also we can found some channel that breaks the bias and accept all people to work from all religions like “NEW”tv that have from all the Lebanese religion and it is not belong to any parties.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      proactive_poem's comment 01 Mar 2022

      Thank you for sharing this information. Two tasks for you and other Topical Talkers:

      1. Can you explain how this is an example of one of our key words, 'discrimination'?

      2. TV channels and media organisations often have a political standpoint. This impacts how they report and what they show. It's an important part of news literacy to understand that. Can you find any examples from other places where media organisations are presenting the news in a certain way at the moment?

      1. British Council.jpg proactive_poem | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

        1.When people are employed or not according to their political views or religious beliefs, it is a type of discrimination where people are not treated equally according to their skills. So they have to take aptitude tests for work and not talk to politicians in order to work and not because of their religious or party affiliation.
        2. A tv show on the social media work to eliminate gender inequality, like to put advertising For the participation of women in the Lebanese parliament .

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    01 Mar 2022

    An excellent use of your communication skills to clearly explain a variety of problems. Well done for being so perceptive to the problems and considering what could be done next.

  • British Council.jpg crafty_cockatoo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    01 Mar 2022

    Gender inequality is something you will find in every part of the world it just depends on how you muddle through it. Women face many challenges, but one that stands out from my perspective is Political Exclusion.
    In many countries, there is bias against women participating in political activities. Maybe the men feel that a woman is incapable of being a leader or they feel that answering to a woman would make them less of men. Then they suddenly begin to build up the mindset that they won't be heard in the society as before.
    Women can also be leaders and this can also be seen in the household. When the father is absent the mother takes charge of affairs and in a good numbers of homes, the home looks better and organized when the mother is in charge.
    Obviously, a woman is capable of doing whatever a man can do, so what stops her from participating in politics?

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_mandarin | Makini Academy | Kenya
    01 Mar 2022

    In a few religions, like the Indian culture/religion ,
    1. They prohibit menstruating women to visit their worship place.
    2. Some do not allow menstruating women to do cleansing chores due to the culture's beliefs.
    3. Menstruating women are considered unclean and are not allowed to touch or be in contact with any household items.

  • British Council.jpg vivacious_tiger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    01 Mar 2022

    Although equality has reached the whole world, there is still some forms of gender discrimination by our media, one of them is the lack of the feminist character in every sports related show,especially football,where all the analytics brought are masculine while there isn't a single woman in the whole program, which in my opinion is because of the idea that "football is for men only" which is of course wrong. Thanks to social media we are now able to see some females that are talking about sports, but that isn't enough, our media should stop the stereotyping it's doing because right now all the generations and especially young children and teenagers are watching our media, and by seeing this discrimination on tv they could think that these stereotypes are normal in the society, which is clearly not.

    1. British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      vivacious_tiger's comment 02 Mar 2022

      Serena Williams is an outstanding female who participates in tennis, she is a positive role model to most women. But some of the reasons why most women do not participate in sport, is lack of positive role models, social stigma from the media and society,low opportunities and also there is also lack of spectators for women sports. This action does not encourage most women to participate in sports because they believe since there are lack of spectators and low opportunities there is no need to participate. But dear girls/women if you have the passion for sports follow your desire despite the social stigma from society. 'Never give up'.

  • British Council.jpg stellar_contribution | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    02 Mar 2022

    Educational inequality is unequal distribution of academic resources, including but not limited to school funding qualified and experienced teachers, books ,and technologies to socially excluded communities. These communities tend to be historically disadvantaged and oppressed individuals belonging to these marginalized groups are often denied access to schools with adequate resources. I know a girl who's parents deprived her from education thinking that the girl often to subjected gender based violence on the way from and in school , including psychological attacks and bullying, perpetrated predominantly by male students. They banned their girl from education thinking this is her safety. My advice for them would be to send them to schools , so how can we convince the parents that the only path to better future is by sending their girls to school ??

  • British Council.jpg dependable_cranberry | Baqa'a Prep Girls School 1 | Jordan
    02 Mar 2022

    I know women in the middle East who suffer from the inequality between the man by allowing man to complete their education and work, but they do not allow women to complete their education, and take them out of school at an early age.

    They force her to marry and this marriage does not last anly a few months until she returns to her parents house, divorced, in some failed marriages she returns to here parents as a child and who has a baby.

    Therefore in my opinion, laws should be passed that stipulate the non_marriageat minors

    In the sematters too, parents must be a ward of the importance of to their educating their doughters because women are the foundation of the society.

  • British Council.jpg cheerful_banjo | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    02 Mar 2022

    Fact 2 matters, as this would reflect an image of weakness and demotivation for girls, and if more women are working as a media personality then this would be influential for females who are suffering from inequality as a source of hope, courage, and self-dependancy, and more and more women would have the means to participate in this domain as the society would stop representing it as a taboo. Adding to that in my country it's the other way around, as there is way more female reporters, radio talkers, and in the newspaper, than males.

  • British Council.jpg inventive_analysis | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    02 Mar 2022

    Gender equality is not about clearing the gender differences but providing fundamental human rights which are beneficial to all genders. I knew of a girl who wanted to get involved in politics in her school. But for being a female, she was discouraged from getting into politics. Why should that be? Who says politics is a 'job' meant only for men. However, I think in time, we all see gender as a 'Spectrum' instead of two sets of opposing ideals.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      inventive_analysis's comment 02 Mar 2022

      "We all see gender as a 'Spectrum' instead of two sets of opposing ideals." This is a very thoughtful statement, can you explain it further?

    2. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      inventive_analysis's comment 18 Mar 2022

      This is true and this is what I say when everyone gets his rights. Justice and equality prevail in society and the phenomenon of discrimination or grouping disappears

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    02 Mar 2022

    Hi i am emotional_piano,
    The challenges experienced by people due to inequality are many. From my many observations and experiences with people, the most common challenges are categorised under:
    1. Mental challenges: In the sense that people especially girls experience low self esteem problems due to the opposite gender's ill treatment of them. Some people experience what some people call "inferiority complex" where they feel inferior to the opposite gender. This can be very damaging, sometimes even more than the physical challenges because it not only damages the mind but the behaviour and even the general outlook of life of those involved.

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    02 Mar 2022

    Hi my nane is emotional_piano l know a friend who suffered from inequality and bias. Two people were qualified for a particular position in an office, one a lady, the other a man, they both vied for a political office of the counsellor of the Local government Area. The woman was over looked and all sorts of accusation thrown at her to deter her from pursuing the position. The men felt she would not be able to cope because she was a lady and said how can a woman take over the position in the office and they will all work under her. It was not a pleasant experience for the woman as they frustrated her efforts in coming into the position. My advice is that more women should be supported in their drive to having political offices and the men should empower them and support

  • British Council.jpg emotional_desert | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    02 Mar 2022

    Gender bais stereoptypes seen in the media like phenomena of detergent products only women can do since they work at home and they will use these products, association kaffa is one of association that speak out against stereotypes and told that man’s also can work at home and use these productes. So it is unfair to consider women as the only target audience for doing house chores. Do you think men should help at home?

  • British Council.jpg mindblowing_pineapple | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    02 Mar 2022

    I think to prevent gender inequality we must end discrimination in law and practice,envisoning a sustainable economy with gender equality at its core, closing the leadership gap and unleashing the power of women's collective action and also eradicating poverty through gender protection and public services.

  • British Council.jpg noble_temperature | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    Madam , we advise you if your rights are violated
    1 . Submitting acomplaint to the Board of Grievances of the Independent Commission for Human rights
    2.Recourse to claim your legal rights, and there are those who will help you obtain them
    3.Resorting to knocking on the doors of local radio stations, especially those that install morning programs and presenting your problems,demands and rights to specialists in order to pbtain them
    4.Do not neglect the importance of the participation of those close to you ,such as your husband and your family,in your rights and demands,so that they can assist you and support you in obtaining your rights.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    04 Mar 2022

    It poses a great danger to society for gender inequality in your opinion, what if this thing ends and everyone becomes himself

  • British Council.jpg outspoken_shrimp | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    04 Mar 2022

    I hope this gender discrimination ends .
    When will this nightmare end?
    🎀😚

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    05 Mar 2022

    Equality is a right for both sexes in We must be equal between the sexes

  • British Council.jpg outspoken_shrimp | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    05 Mar 2022

    Welcome
    To be honest, I don't know when the gender inequality issue will end
    But I thank you all for your efforts

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    06 Mar 2022

    Hi i am emotional_piano,
    The challenges experienced by people due to inequality are many. From my many observations and experiences with people, the most common challenges are categorised under:
    1. Mental challenges: In the sense that people especially girls experience low self esteem problems due to the opposite gender's ill treatment of them. Some people experience what some people call "inferiority complex" where they feel inferior to the opposite gender. This can be very damaging, sometimes even more than the physical challenges because it not only damages the mind but the behaviour and even the general outlook of life of those involved.

    2.Physical challenges: People can suffer violence such as beatings are also experienced by people due to inequality. This is peculiar to the female who are to as the "weaker vessels or the weaker gender".

    3. Social challenges: Most people experience denial of their right to education, to free movement and lack of job opportunity leading to poverty,peculiar to the females is experienced because of the belief that females are incompetent and undeserving.

    The solution I came up with is simple. It is summarised in one word "love" . When people have love they will automatically see everything equally. Inequality many have believed is unattainable. They feel it will continue to move from the favour of men to the favour of women. his is their belief but I believe that "Nothing is impossible for a willing and loving heart". So i urge those experiencing such challenges to take heart, do not give up courage and above all never let go of your loving heart. This will be key in solving the menace of inequality eating up the world today.

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

      This has been copied from another student and therefore your account has been deactivated.

  • British Council.jpg independent_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 Mar 2022

    I know someone a movie actor in a popular TV show who faced bias and was judged wrongly he was accused at the time of using drugs because he lost a lot of weight he was called names and suffered critics from people when he was actually dying from an ailment he was suffering from at the time. I think people should do their findings to know the problems before they point fingers to criticize anybody because this could lead to traumas on the victims.

  • British Council.jpg remarkable_engineer | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 Mar 2022

    I know someone who faced bias who was denied admission more than three times to a university of his choice, because of his place of origin he missed out on getting admission. Sometimes, a candidate who is qualified for a university admission is denied admission because he is not from that state or the catchment area. This system goes a way to frustrate students seeking admissions. I think everyone should be given equal opportunity to go to wherever they wish to school based on intellect.

  • British Council.jpg reflective_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    There are many challenges due to the inequality in treatment. One of my friends who is 14 years was forced to get married. Her family believes that education is not for girls and marriage is the only end for them. I can't imagine how such people bury their daughters alive depriving them from their simplest right to live their time the way they wish.

  • British Council.jpg reflective_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I wish those people think carefully and believe that we are all the same and everyone has the right to live his/her life the way he or she wants.

  • British Council.jpg understanding_agency | Makini Academy | Kenya
    08 Mar 2022

    I know someone who is mostly treated harshly . whenever he walks out of his house , people start talking to him harshly . They say he is ugly . People are also biased to men, we should also not be biased to both men and women .

  • British Council.jpg considerate_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I know many people who have also experienced prejudice and racism because of their skin, language and gender, but I would like to tell them that you should be confident in yourself and love yourself too. It is possible to stop and reduce this racism by promoting hatred of racism and prejudice from a young age. As for the international government, it must punish all those who encourage prejudice and work with it

  • British Council.jpg hilarious_dove | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    In my society,l do not see the mahifestions of prejudice towords me hat the expense of women,our society has goven men and women anequal opportunity : in education, in jobs, in expressing opinion, on froming groups and a ssociations, and I as a palestinian girl, am proud of this, becouse; my community is very aware of womenś right.

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

    I know someone who had prejudice in her work, she was black and how many people with her had prejudice because of their skin
    I want to tell them to ignore everything, live your life, do not be disturbed by their words, do not differ from them in anything, prove yourself and persevere ❤️
    ~White and black not in color~

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    Women face many challenges due to prejudice. There are family problems, such as inheritance. A woman may be deprived of her inheritance from her father because of her male brothers who take it from her, and there are some families that deprive a woman of her education and only her male brother learns, isn’t this injustice??, and There are social problems that women face, such as depriving them of work, and if they work, they may be reprimanded by their co-workers and manager. This is from one side, but from the other side, she may not take her full salary and it may be a little less than the salary of her male colleague, even if she works and gets tired more From him, and the problems of the media where it is rare for women to be in the media, for example, sports programs that are mostly for men, and they have political rights that they must obtain, such as the right to dignity, education and safety. I want to know how society will be without prejudice???, Are there ways to prevent prejudice?? Are there
    There are many challenges that women face because of prejudice, family problems such as inheritance, where she is deprived of her inheritance and her male brother takes it from her, and she may be deprived of her education and her male brother learns, and there are problems in the media such as some programs such as sports programs that are mostly for men, and may not get A woman is employed because of her gender, or if she is working, she may be subjected to violence by her manager or co-workers, and she may not get her full salary. Others......, I would like to ask questions, are there other examples of bias??, and are there solutions to these problems??, and how would society be without prejudice??

  • British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    10 Mar 2022

    today I saw an advertisement on TV about cleaning materials and for the first time I noticed something that really shocked me. "Choice of all housewives", "keep your house clean ladies", "my job is now easier with this detergent...". Don't you notice that advertisements about cleaning are only directed to women? Isn't that something that strengthen the idea that only girls and ladies do the cleaning? Media is such a very powerful tool. It either builds or destroy a society. So in order to see significant results in our fight for equality, we have to start from the media

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      easygoing_flower's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Great example, easygoing_flower. Can you think of any other examples of gender bias in advertising?

      1. British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Mar 2022

        I can't stop thinking about the fact that "Like a girl" became an insult. "You fight like a girl", "you run like a girl", "you talk like a girl". Boys are told these things and it is considered humiliating. When it comes to the media, women are represented as weak and greedy individuals whose the only thing they're good at is shopping everyday, crying, doing makeup and caring too much about what others think about them (lack of confidence and dependency)

        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          easygoing_flower's comment 14 Mar 2022

          This is an excellent point, easygoing_flower!

      2. British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Mar 2022

        Another exapmle of bias in advertising is when the TVS post an advertisement for a food product they always represent women as if they were responsible for the kitchen and as if it were imposed on them , with no escape . While in fact , men also cook and can be successful chefs .
        For such , one time a TV lebanese channel promoted for restaurant delivery advertisement that symbolize in a clear way gender bias and racial prejudice.And that's when a husband was distiputing his wife and blaming her why she didn't prepared dinner for him because she was sick.Then this promotion faced rejection from all the audiences until that advertisement was cancelled and deleted.And that's how we face bias and solve such problems in a peaceful way , but absolutely we should not be silnet about that sexism .

        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          idealistic_significance's comment 14 Mar 2022

          Good example to support your opinion here, idealistic_significance!

          1. British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
            Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

            Also I want to add one more important example of gender bias in advertising that's usually forgettable among people . Announcing a new version of the car or promoting a new car company , such that these advertisements that are shown on TVs and even cellphones via media (social media ) represent regrettably sexism agianst women through customising such machines for men customers. However, women are neglected while they can normally drive and own cars and that's one right from their rights to live equal quality life to that of men.
            Unfortunately, this problem is popularized in every corner of the earth. More still , an international car company "Toyota" promoted for a new version of it's products under a biased title which is : "'Toyota Fortuner :Made for Men"'.
            Then this type of biased advertisement receives strong rejection from the customers of this company , even not exactly the customers only also from all the community men and women .
            We should solve these troubles,in all sectors , that cause a huge gap in our life. Starting from media ending up with current reality .
            Hopefully these problems between the two genders will end someday, any day ..!

            1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
              idealistic_significance's comment 16 Mar 2022

              Thank you bringing this example to everyone's attention. Do you think companies should be stopped from targeting advertising towards one particular gender?

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    What if a woman had all her rights??
    There are many problemsthat women face in their lives,unlike men
    1-Family problems:like an inheritance, if her father leaves an inheritance,she may be deprived of it, and her brother, the man takes it, and this is because of the bias to wards the man, and this will be unfair to her
    •In some biased families, the man is educated from his childhood, but the woman is deprived of her education andvis ignorant, and this will make it difficult for her to build her future.
    •A woman may suffer from violence in her family, she may be tortured by her father or her male brother, physical or psychological torture....
    2-Problems at work:As there are seme women who work because they desperately need this work , but they find bad treatment in the work environment such as violence by their manager and colleagues, they may be wronged in this job, as her woge or salsry is less than that of her male colleague, and this is called unfairness. She may have worked mire than him and tired more than him!
    3-Problems with the meadia:These problems mean that they are problems on social netwoking sites, as there are some programs in which it is rare for a woman to be present,such as sports programs.
    4-In wars, in some countries where there are wars , and as we know , men go to fight i pn the war, and women replace men, so they take on vacant jobs, and after the war the mer return to thir work, and this women simply returns to her home, eve if it was need this work, it is not good to forget her favour, she was tired and to do her work and her children.
    My question is:
    ~Are there ways to reduce bias??!~
    ~Are there ways to preserve women's rights??~
    ~Are there other images of women's suffering??~🤔.....

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      successful_globe's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Thank you for these points and questions, successfil_globe. Your fourth point is a very good one - do you think that wars can show men how well women can do jobs too? Have the consequences of war actually helped the progress towards gender equality?

      1. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Mar 2022

        War is a terrible thing, no one should be exposed to it, and people must intensify to prevent war and spread peace, but if there is no escape from this war, we must know that women are able to resist in war, for example: there are some women who take jobs some Men are in war, and that there are also women captives, and this is considered a place because they leave their children for the sake of sacrifice...

      2. British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Mar 2022

        The consequences of the war have already helped to spread equality, but we do not see this, we think that men are the only ones capable of resisting in war, and we never look at the role of women, perhaps if we go deeper we will find that without women we cannot do a complete thing...

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

    It is true that some men may suffer from prejudice, but in fact this bias is not apparent, so we do not feel it, unlike what women suffer from

  • British Council.jpg amusing_seal | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    11 Mar 2022

    Question 3, The best way to make something in schools to help break biases, is to make games and projects that let students write their opinion in this issue and then the teacher matches their answers and show them that most of the students are similar to each other, so they will have a pair with the ones who wrote something similar to them. Also we should make teachers treat them equally to let them know that all people are similar regardless of their ethnicity, religion, and gender, then they will treat each other in an equal manner.

  • British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    Manifestations of male prejudice:
    1- A woman goes to file a report against domestic violence by her husband, brother, or father, or to file a report against a rapist or insult or a person who harasss her.
    The important thing against a man is that the court’s answer will be: A man’s archaic argument, such as family or psychological pressures that a man is subjected to in order to follow his saying (an excuse is worse than a sin).
    2- Women go to apply for a job in a company with a number of male and female employees, but in the end they choose men for the position, although women may be more qualified than them, but they think that men are more deserving of them.
    3- The old woman was the least educated in relation to the man who was receiving an education, thinking that the woman is in her place in the home and serving her family.
    4- In elections, a man has the right to vote, but a woman is not entitled to a man to run for himself, but a woman is not
    5- A woman has no right to establish her own business, or a man, so yes6- Likewise in sports, some people think that sport is for men and that there is no place for women in it, and some think that women are in the home and not the stadium.
    Tell me what is the reason for bias towards men??
    Aren't women also competent???
    What is it missing?? Tell me.

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    15 Mar 2022

    Sexism at work is defined when someone is treated less favorably or fairly because of their gender. Gender bias: I would not hire a woman, because the employer believes that she would not fit into a workplace and that her place is to be a housewife.
    Hence, from cooking and cleaning, to fetching water and firewood, or caring for children and the elderly, women do at least two and a half times more housework and care than men. Women's unpaid jobs sustain care and economies and are often filled by a lack of social services. It is rarely recognized as "work," and unpaid care and domestic work is estimated at 10 to 39 percent of GDP.
    Like the one who leads the Women's Economic Empowerment portfolio at the United Nations Multi-Country Office for India, Utan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, she is a professional in women's development. She has 15 years of experience in the United Nations and with civil society organizations and has worked on various issues related to gender equality and women's rights.
    The effect of bearing household burdens on women has not been noticed recently, which may refer us to the case of a woman cleaning the house and her husband watching matches, to the woman having to perform such duties that she may deem professional, and housewives have suffered from higher chances of depression than female workers, as it was Having children is a harsh experience for housewives, but depression appeared in the case of female workers, which was linked to their being the only ones responsible for raising their children and the husband's lack of participation in bearing the household burdens.
    One of the most important solutions to this bias is to promote the sharing of domestic work and care between men and women and to create more paid jobs in the care economy, by making progress in the field of women’s economic empowerment and Several awareness campaigns should be prepared about violence against women, the health care system for girls, discrimination against women in rural areas, raising cultural awareness for women and supporting the opening of small businesses.
    Will the role of women be marginalized in the future?will the laws that protect them begin to be enforced?

  • British Council.jpg kind_coconut | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    15 Mar 2022

    Gender bias especially in workplace, its like an employee is treated becuase of their gender identity,sexual orientation... This bias is faced especially in females work and jobs .
    Women ages 25 to 35 earned 93 cents for every dollar a man in the same age group earned on average. In 1980, women ages 25 to 35 earned 33 cents less than their male counterparts, compared with 7 cents in 2020. In general,women don't have equal Pay as men in some countries. They earn less. Moreover, a statistical research in 2012-2016 the the monthly usuall earnings from all jobs and income ration by sex was the same in women ratio in this four years *1500$).However, men earn more gradually in this years to reach(2500$).Then,encourage workers and colleagues to respect the women to let her feel safe and ensure her needs. As well as , women should have equal pay as men .

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      kind_coconut's comment 16 Mar 2022

      Can you tell us where you found your information, kind_coconut?

      1. British Council.jpg kind_coconut | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 16 Mar 2022

        This study was taken from part of an article written on a site that talks about this problem. And the other part of a personal experience that a girl faced while working.

  • British Council.jpg dedicated_armadillo | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    16 Mar 2022

    Women work hard and consume all of their power , they also expose their body to fatigue. In addition , when every woman spends her entire time in housework and takes care of her childern and husband , starting from cleaning, cooking , giving birth, breast feeding plus all her other marital duties She forget to take care of her body health and live her life . Unfortunately, society usually don't appreciate her tire and the big role every housewife plays in our life .”Without them we cannot complete “. wage would recognize the important contribution of homemakers. As well as being important, house work is physically taxing, time consuming and in balancing the needs of a household, a relatively specialised task. Also, all contries must be encouraged to be like "Venzula" and follow the same method. To promote equality first,educate all workers about bias.Second,encourage workers and colleagues to respect the women to let her feel safe and ensure her needs . Third, handle bias complaints seriously and the boss must not neglect any complaint .We are strong , we will build together a new law full of equity between men and women.

  • British Council.jpg dedicated_armadillo | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    16 Mar 2022

    Are there ways to give woman’s rights? Are there ways to decrease this bias? Are there ways to edit this image ? Women are not weak . Woman word is not an extinguished word. Believe me, that the word of women will sweep not only a country, all countries, just let us be one hand.
    What your answer?🥺

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Women especially In some countries face negative effects of effort in the sports movement to promote partaking of women and girls in sport, due to the bias that is still estimated slowly against them.

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    In some countries, many people go around duplicating fake news to the people of the country. Media bias is recognized by journalists and news organizations in mass media.in most countries, media bias is thought to either be good or bad, which favors tolerance or traditional politics. Maybe good or bad, which of occasions and stories that get the issue, the outlook or concept wins which they are written in.

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    17 Mar 2022

    Work sexism A gender bias that occurs in a job or work when a person is treated unfairly and preferentially because of his or her gender, compared to a person of the opposite sex, and they work in the same conditions.
    The sexism in France is that women in general are more in the lead than men, and they are presented more and more as independent and free in their choices, and this indicates that the image of women is improving significantly, and this shows to what extent women have been able to reduce the difference with men. Men do not pose any problem with sexism at work. Because it requires laws and charters that the state's permanent vigilance.While in Arab society in general, we face many problems, the most important of which are:
    1_Psychological: Women are more manipulative in the event that they are in a leadership position because they use their tenderness and tend to their feelings, while men are more arrogant and stubborn compared to women
    2_Work time: The man enjoys more comfort and freedom to work more than the woman because she is concerned with family matters, raising children and cleaning the house. This point we give importance to men.
    3_Age: The more a woman’s age increases, the greater her need for social change to ensure equal rights with her peers, while age does not significantly affect men, which gives them a greater advantage over women.
    It is the most important solution:
    1_Psychological: Training women to take dangerous adventures that help them overcome their feelings and emotions and make them stronger within the work context. For example, women today are stronger in military service.
    2_Working time: The coexistence of men and women and not limiting housework and raising children to women only helps them to shine and succeed in their work through awareness campaigns. For example, in many families, we see that women and men share housework with understanding and harmony, without any obstacles, whether at home, which helps both of them to succeed in their work.
    3_Age: The right of a woman who holds certificates that qualifies her to work in a job at any age is a right that no one should waste or underestimate her intelligence. Therefore, women should carry out campaigns and uprisings to demand the owners and managers of work to change the employment standards for women and make them equal to the standards of women’s employment the man
    And as we know that sexism in the workplace has many problems in society, what are they? And are there any solutions?

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    18 Mar 2022

    Women were exposed to bias and discrimination throughout history . In this century , after the entrance of women to the work world , then they are discriminated in workplace too . This bias is revealed in different forms and faces . For example The oppression of women begins at work through the low wages that they receive compared to the male worker, as they are considered as cheap labor and are exploited , Also, preventing her in some cases from social security guarantees that include her children or her family is a manifestation of discrimination too .In addition, not to deal with her within the work based on her humanity or even her competence and undergoing sexual abuse is spread nowadays . Actually , I have a friend , She worked as an employee until she reached retirement age. She and her colleague did the same job and for the same period, but the compensation that her colleague received at that time exceeded her's . Therefore, exposure to women, their humanity and their oppression differ from one work institution to another, but all of them violate their rights, especially in developing countries, and this is not hidden even in the statistics carried out by the most important organizations in the world.
    Several suggested solutions are:
    - Activating state control over practical institutions and placing observers and persons responsible for this issue.
    - Activating the role of UNICEF, which sponsors women's rights in the world
    - Media coverage of any similar incident that occurs within this framework
    - Spreading the culture of women's rights through workshops and seminars .
    And finally, enact laws that protect women's rights and sanctify their humanity.

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    18 Mar 2022

    Women were exposed to bias and discrimination throughout history . In this century , after the entrance of women to the work world , they are being discriminated in the workplace . This bias is revealed in different forms and faces . For example The oppression of women begins at work through the low wages that they receive compared to the male worker, as they are considered as cheap labor and are exploited , Also, preventing her in some cases from social security guarantees that include her children or her family is a manifestation of discrimination too .In addition, not to deal with her within the work based on her humanity or even her competence and undergoing sexual abuse is spread nowadays . Actually , I have a friend , She worked as an employee until she reached retirement age. She and her colleague did the same job and for the same period, but the compensation that her colleague received at that time exceeded her's . Therefore, exposure to women, their humanity and their oppression differ from one work institution to another, but all of them violate their rights, especially in developing countries, and this is not hidden even in the statistics carried out by the most important organizations in the world.
    Several suggested solutions are:
    - Activating state control over practical institutions and placing observers and persons responsible for this issue.
    - Activating the role of UNICEF, which sponsors women's rights in the world
    - Media coverage of any similar incident that occurs within this framework
    - Spreading the culture of women's rights through workshops and seminars .
    And finally, enact laws that protect women's rights and sanctify their humanity.

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

      You have mentioned some suggestions that help solve the problem

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    18 Mar 2022

    This advice especially to women I would advise them to check their own biases and also ignore others when they been judged by others

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    19 Mar 2022

    In my community, most women with disabilities are more likely to experience family violence and sexual assault most likely by people who are biased and don't think about other's feelings.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Mar 2022

    When I read your comments, I found that most of you mentioned that the problem is (marriage of minors..!)

    Is not the basic condition for the marriage of any two people in any society is the consent of the two parties??! However, early marriage is not necessarily subject to this rule, but often departs from it. At least one which necessarily affects their will and is often inappropriate..!

    In my opinion, it is not good to blame the people only, but the governments and civil authorities???!
    Where is the law and where is the constitution??!
    (A major global agreement must be reached to stop early marriage, otherwise there will be a great danger to society!!)
    Why do laws not issue punishments, executions, or imprisonments for those who forcibly marry his or her child into marriage??!
    And what about who will marry that girl?!
    Is he fully conscious and thinking??!
    (Early marriage is a crime against female!)

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    23 Mar 2022

    One of the most important problems of gender bias in general is the presence of obstacles that prevent women from obtaining the rewards and social opportunities that men possess, represented in administrative and leadership positions in all aspects of social, political and health life, starting from education, work, home, family life and ending with Politics and health in any patriarchal society. The biggest disadvantage of gender bias is the potential for previously successful novice women to be exposed to a threat to their identity, while beginning to climb the ladder of success they face the need to redefine their identity roles. Hence all these difficulties make the struggle for gender equality.
    Among the most important solutions at the global level:
    _ The initials of the person applying to work in a place should be used instead of using the name all, as this solution forces employers to look at CVs without paying attention to the issue of gender.
    _It works with employers in the public and private sectors to design policies and practices that promote gender equality in the workplace such as maternity protection, childcare provision, workplace harassment prevention and response mechanisms, and vacation policies.
    _She works with the Trade Union Organization to visit membership and advance women by carrying out capacity building and awareness-raising work on gender equality in the workplace and women's rights at work.
    _Strengthen the formal and informal provision of technical and vocational education and training, and ensure that the design and implementation of these programs are gender sensitive.
    _Building the capacities of labor inspectors to know and meet the needs and experiences of women and men, and promoting the appointment of labor inspectors.
    _Reviewing, enacting and amending laws to promote gender equality.
    _Strengthening the capacity of employers’ and workers’ organizations to promote gender equality and women’s right to work in the private sector by encouraging the private sector and the government to invest in child care facilities and enacting provisions that take into account achieving a balance between work and family responsibilities where law reform can work.
    _Social dialogue processes at the level of the sector and institutions by concluding agreements that take into account women to improve their working conditions and to make their voice heard.

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    24 Mar 2022

    In order to improve gender global inequality some improvements are available :
    Integrating the principle of gender equality in national constitutions and legislation, and ensuring the practical realization of this principle.
    - Imposing legal protection of women's rights on an equal basis with men, and ensuring effective protection for women through the competent courts and other public institutions in the country, from any act of discrimination.

    Refrain from engaging in any discriminatory act or practice of discrimination against women.

    Abolition of all national penal provisions that discriminate against women

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    24 Mar 2022

    Discrimination against women is defined as any distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of sex, which has the effect or purpose of weakening or frustrating the recognition by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms in all fields, or their enjoyment and exercise of rights, regardless of their marital status, and on the basis of equality between them and the man

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    24 Mar 2022

    Sexism denotes different beliefs or attitudes such aa : The belief that one sex is superior or more valuable than the other. And
    A feeling of mistrust towards the opposite sex, and this is most often related to the level of awareness.

  • British Council.jpg lovable_hummingbird | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    25 Mar 2022

    Gender equality is central to achieving the ILO's goal of decent work for all Many countries seek to support and promote equality between men and women on a permanent basis, so they work to participate in political and social life on an equal and just basis between them and men. In this topic, we will learn about the concept of equality between men and women, its aspects and importance.

    Women constitute nearly half of the population of countries all over the world, so women strive hard to obtain all the basic rights that make them empowered in their society, and enable them to control and manage their lives. In addition to having her own autonomy, she enjoys opportunities in the social and practical fields on an equal footing with the opportunities that men get to achieve equality between men and women. This concept of equality does not mean that men are equal with women in all matters, but rather it aims to remove any obstacle that thwarts the woman’s self-realization, and to get rid of the sterile ideas of distinguishing males from females and giving him more opportunities for being male.

    It is possible to reach this goal and achieve it by focusing on what is known as the equilibrium imbalances in the powers of the two sexes, identifying and addressing them, while not limiting decision-making to the hands of men and making them equal with men and women and enabling them to do so, whether at the private or public levels

    The significance of achieving equality between men and women in building a healthy society is the potential of the human element, with the realization of the principles of full participation between them as equal partners. protecting their human rights, achieving transparency, respecting the rule of laws, achieving sustainable development, contributing to the revival and growth of the economy, and supporting and stimulating production. European councils have been seeking to achieve the concept of equality between men and women over the past decades, through the development of laws and policies in many countries around the world that help to equalize men and women.

  • British Council.jpg dedicated_armadillo | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    25 Mar 2022

    How scientists are flighting against gender bias in ?

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

    Men and women must be equal.....

    The women represent half of society and therefore half of it's capabilities , which is necessary to achieve peace , progress and advancement in society ,so let our motto be in life ~ No to discrimination and yes to equality ~

    1. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      sensitive_idea's comment 05 Apr 2022

      Iagree with you on that because women are the foundation of society and she is the capable woman who worked hard in order to be a hero, a gentleman, and an original man #No, no to prejudice 💜💜👍

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    30 Mar 2022

    Breaking the gender bias, we must do the demonstrations, then the media comes and through it we raise the problems we face because of sexism at work, at home, and in Arab society in particular, and we come up with the following solutions.
    From life experiences it is necessary to educate children because they are a young generation characterized by openness by setting up an awareness campaign for mothers to motivate their children as well as for children in schools, institutes and secondary schools by creating an awareness campaign, and through media programs that host both sexes to promote dialogue between them, which leads to breaking down some barriers between them.

    For example, we see the Egyptian activity and the executive directorate of the Foundation. The feminist movement emerged in Egypt during the years that erupted the January 25 revolution, through gender violence at the time, which resulted in attracting many women and girls of different ages to engage in an informed discussion. This leads to breaking the silence on crimes of gender violence and prejudice at work and at home. And standing on the homeland the shortcomings that prevented the feminist discourse as a liberation discourse by raising the slogan of rights and freedoms. All this through popular uprisings that raised the slogan to break gender bias.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Apr 2022

    Women in my country face gender discrimination, including: psychological violence / This affects a lot on the morale of women and their view of themselves, but the thing I noticed is that in my country this happens from the surrounding community or even people close to you like your father or uncle, everyone Makes girls feel that they cannot go out to work Because they are weak, they prevent girls from completing their education after high school or even before it, they frustrate girls by saying that they are home and raise children only , which changes the girl's view of herself, and this is a big problem, because that if the girl does not defend her rights and stand strong in the face of racism, who will do that for her ? !
    2/ Physical violence: You will certainly think of beatings. Yes, this is true, but there is another matter, “early marriage.” How will you feel when you hear that there is a girl who did not finish high school until she gets married!!! The law forbids this, and it has often happened that the police have imprisoned violators of this law, but unfortunately this type of violence continues!
    3/ Forcing the woman to do a lot of work, but the man is free to do whatever he wants... For example, there are many parents who prevent their daughters from going out with their friends, Even if it's somewhere nearby.. . As for the man, he can go wherever he wants and at any time And he is not being forced to do the housework that girls do mostly forcibly.

    I think that the solution for society is to raise awareness and spread the culture, to eliminate racial discrimination. I think that some love and respect is enough to solve our problems.....
    As for women, I think that they should be more courageous and strong in raising their voices. I also think that they should keep studying because it is their future. It is what builds civilizations and brings society out of darkness into light. It is the weapon with which women confront the injustice of society.

  • British Council.jpg skillful_camel | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Apr 2022

    I think all my loved girls and woman should hear these encouraging words which can mean alot for them.
    Unfortunately,there is still along way to go to achieve full equality of rights and opportunities between men and women.
    Together,we fight against the prejudice of men through the enactment of equality laws.
    My support words can share my loved girls and woman who need the extra inspiration to get through during challenge times.
    In fact,in many times of despair, my words may be most important for them, because girls represent half of the world's population,that is,half of its potential, and equality is basic human right it's necessary to achieve peace in societies, but violence is still practiced against us in all areas of life.

      1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
        humble_bell's comment 05 Apr 2022

        Can you say why?

        1. British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 05 Apr 2022

          Yes, because the supportive and beautiful words encourage them and tell them not to give up and demand all their rights as a woman in society # together in making an equal society

  • British Council.jpg humble_bell | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Apr 2022

    Iagree with you on that I have a question for you Why do they not distinguish the man from the woman and the two have a role in society ?

  • British Council.jpg efficient_explanation | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Apr 2022

    In fact, I have a friend who is being prejudiced because she (she has a very low academic level)
    What my friend suffers from this prejudice is caused by several things, including:
    1_ Lack of self-confidence and self-confidence has become non-existent
    2_ She is trying to improve her academic average, but she is unable because of people's criticism

    But I suggest to her that she does not care about what others say, and of course I would advise her that all that benefits her is her testimony and knowledge!
    Especially because she is "female", which means that no one will benefit her except education!!

  • British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    12 Apr 2022

    While we wait for the third world war, a thousand daily wars have passed near us. Its bullying bombs, its racist mines and its trenches swallow up a living childhood.
    Literally gender bias has destroyed our entire life , and its spreading here and there , everywhere . The absence of unity and justice was the main cause .
    Why should women suffer in their life ?Why they cannot just live normally? Why do we hurt each other all our lives, our short, passing life? While if we think that our end is demise, and that the presence of these people around us is not permanent, we would not have offended anyone.
    The story i want to mention is that a hijabi girl in Lebanon was not accepted for a job in a clothing store because of she wears hijab . Just by judging others ,we may cause for them many problems . This shop faced severe criticism and a lot of reject from a lot of lebanese men and women , also from TVS and companies.
    Silence is the first sign of danger , we should solve such problems that actually it should not be present in our current life . The world is developing and a huge number of men and women are facing racim , bullying , and bias .
    "You don't have to be a soldier to go to war ,and fight "

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      idealistic_significance's comment 13 Apr 2022

      Well done for providing an example to support your point!

  • British Council.jpg adept_lime | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    13 Apr 2022

    In order to break the gender bias by holding demonstrations and summoning the media, we must say to the solutions that we have and that must be implemented, which is the Convention, an international declaration of the rights of women, and even better, equality between men and women as the maximum possible participation in all fields, and one of the most important solutions which It can be used, as stipulated by the United Nations in 1946, to promote women's rights. The treaty contains 30 articles, one of the most important of these articles.
    Article 6: Combating the exploitation of women
    It stipulates that states parties to the Convention must take all appropriate measures to combat all forms of trafficking in women and exploitation of the prostitution of women.Article 2: Elimination of discrimination
    Which agrees to produce a policy to eliminate this discrimination, pledging to take several measures, including: Imposing legal protection of women’s rights on an equal basis with men, and ensuring effective protection for women through the competent courts, from any act of discrimination. It is to refrain from engaging in any act of discrimination or practice of discrimination against women. Also, repeal all national penal provisions that constitute discrimination against women.Article 9: The nationality of a woman that grants women equal rights to men with regard to the nationality of their children.
    Article 10: Equality in education.
    And if we use these materials and communicate them through demonstrations and on television, we can break this prejudice.

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