Updated: Jan 3
The focus has often been on women pursuit of gender equality: how to remove obstacles to women's participation, how to empower women, how to guarantee women have access to health, financial, educational and other opportunities.
Because inequities are often produced by unequal dynamics of authority between men and women, attempts that shift these dynamics encourage behavioural change, progress on sustainable development goal.
Achieving gender equality and empowerment all women and girls is essential to engaging men and children as allies.
3 reasons for involving men and children to improve gender equality and work towards inequity.
1, Gender equity cannot be achieved without men
Inequities re rooted in uneven dynamics that give one group over another disproportionate authority. Men also need to be ready participants in the redistribution of authority between gender regardless of the proportion we invest in women.
Taking an extensive strategy directed at household, social and political gender inequities. This includes effective attempts to change domestic policies to raise paid parental leave for men, campaigns to encourage men to become more engaged in parenting, and training, counselling, and therapy sessions to assist men support their partners and kids from pregnancy.
2, Masculinity standards influence men and women results
Gendered social norms are behavioural rules that people a there to, depending on their belief that are practised by others or supposed to be practised.
As a consequence of these standards, for fear of being shunned by their colleagues or peers may resist stepping out of masculinity expectations.
Understanding the drivers behind children and men's motivations and behaviour can help recognise and understand.
Increasing awareness of gender standards and empowering men and children to feel confident about changing their own behaviour is vital to achieving higher equality.
3, Men can use their authority to be efficient proponents
Another location where men are in the workplace to actively challenge traditional gender norms and expectations.
For the fourth year in a row, the women in workplace 2018 report showed that women are underrepresented at all levels in the workplace, particularly in leadership positions. Although there are several variables that add to this challenge
Inadvertently, a tight focus on empowering women and girls can perpetuate some greater structural problems leading to gender inequality, it can prevent us from capitalizing on the social, financial and political advantages of a community that is more equal and equitable