Number 5 of the Global Goals – Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Gender inequality thrives across the world, in all shapes and forms.
But how does your gender define you?
And why you should never let it hold you back throughout life.
the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities
the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
Not that an explanation should be needed, but here is a brilliant talk about why gender equality works for us all…
We see gender defining all aspects of our lives, from social perspectives to employment, we live in gender boxes, but maybe it’s time to break out of those and define ourselves by our own strength.
Are you #HeForShe? – visit http://www.heforshe.org/en for more information
The Fawcett Society undertook a survey of attitudes towards gender in 2016 Britain, with some interesting results
Only one in twenty (4%) people in the UK said they don’t know what feminism stands for. However 3 in 5 (61%) people in Britain believe in equality for women and men but don’t describe themselves as feminist. Only 7% self-identify as feminist and one in ten (9%) think feminism is irrelevant.
Almost half 47%of Britons think they would benefit if society was more equal..but almost half (47%) think a more equal society would not impact their lives.