Sudanese Women and Gender Discrimination at Work “Leadership is the act of serving others and has no gender preference”. (Farshad Asl, N.D.) Gender inequality has become a major problem in our day and age especially in third world countries. Women are not given the same opportunities as men yet; expectations of them are very high. Sudanese women in specific face a lot of discrimination in many different aspects of their lives. Mertz states that many of Sudan’s female population is uneducated and are not even given the chance to attend schools and colleges if the family’s financial situation does not allow it.
Poverty was almost like a curse given to Rosa Vargas by her husband, who “left without even leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come” (29). Many women today with young children are forced to take care of their families as single mothers without the support of the father. These women are often too busy taking care of the children to find a job. The fact that Rosa is a Hispanic affects her ability to find a job as well. Even if she did have the time, her ethnicity and gender would be cause for discrimination.
Onyango and Edna supported Elizabeth Sera through the rough times. Her own family abandoned her seeing that she was supposed to wait till marriage to have children and take on the responsibility of a mother. Isaac Masaaba, the father of Elizabeth Sera’s future baby neglected her as a consequence of him being irresponsible and not having the right funds to support the baby’s future. Since the publication of “Memoirs Of A Mother” in 1998, the book has portrayed worldwide problems that have had a bigger impact on how the new generations have been treated through their lives. Problems occurring have varied from teen sexual intercourses to children being made orphans and not being given much care.
In the sub-Saharan Africa only 60% of children attend the elementary schools; this is because many children forego school in order to focus on making a living. Lack of education and illiteracy is a problem that limits the employment opportunities of the citizens which increases the rate of unemployment and poverty in our continent. Inequality and political conflicts Social inequality arises from the cultural ideas about different races, genders, ethnic groups etc. Political conflicts between competing parties in some countries make the states of those countries to favor specific race or people and depriving others the opportunities and it in turn causes poverty due to low standards of living. Africa is a continent that is popular for its civil wars within the same country or either between neighboring countries.
Mostly in developing and developed countries, there are social and cultural biasness against women. Women are not allowed for any higher position and girls are not given proper education because many parents prefer investing in their boys. As a result, most women are unemployed because of poor education background Curran (2003). Besides that, the one child policy in china increases the number of missing women. The families kill or abandon newborn baby girls and hope to have a boy because boys seem to have social status.
It violates again human rights: including education, freedom from violence, reproductive rights, accesses to reproductive and sexual health care, employment, freedom of movement, and the right to consensual marriages. Taking a girl from school to marry and to have children limits her opportunities to develop as an individual. After getting married and having a child, a lot of times the girl will want to return to her education in the future, but most schools refuse to take in a girl if she is married and has a child. These girls now have a family at a young age and, have to work to earn a living and can even be more difficult because they are not qualified for most jobs that are available around them. Educate your girl child like you do for your son.
Some cultures declare that a child lives in the parents’ house until they are ready to get married. Even though different South African cultures (i.e. Xhosas) don’t expect a woman to be a virgin before she marries, however parents still keep their daughters away from the opposite sex. Traditionally girls are taught to compose themselves well in such a way so they do not expose themselves and being considered as immodest which makes young males curious and inquisitive to know what it is that is so precious that they have to hide which often leads to rape amongst school children such as in the case of a grade 2 being raped twice in one year by different groups of boys that she attended school with (SABC, 2015). Traditionally, boys are not taught anything about the anatomy of women, thus making those very ignorant to the struggle women face on a daily basis with their bodies which re more complex than the males.
This is because health of women is not given so important as men due to gender bias prevailing in the society. The women in rural and poor families of India is most neglected, ignored and exploited. Marriage related Issues : In most of rural and tribal areas of India girl child married too early. Due to early marriage they do not get enough time to complete their education and for self development which hinder their empowerment. Preference Given to Boy child : In Indian society particularly in rural and tribal areas women are expected to give birth to a boy child only.
Most Kenyan men and sometimes women believe that women cannot participate in high positions and mainstreaming political fields as they are considered as home maker as they play only subsidiary role, most African cultures insist that men are superior to men and women's only job is a children care taker, actually most Kenyan women still believe that their marital status will be stable only when they give birth to male child . In addition, studies in Africa showed that women's social obligation will negatively affect her political career because family role of women takes significantly more time. As many Kenyan will give priority to families rather than their work, women prefer to start building up their careers after the growth of their children or after the death of their husbands which will be reflected on the political field. The majority of Kenyan women who works in the political field are either widowed, divorced or never married which explains the relevance between female's success and husband support . Another dimension of the socio-cultural barrier is that women themselves lack the courage to run for a political position, they believe that women are not strong enough to take on a powerful position due to
Most of the time teen mothers drop out of school because of low self-esteem, lack of confidence and they are afraid of being negatively evaluated. Most young girls drop out of school before they becoming pregnant and therefore they become bored at home because they are not doing anything important and end up doing crazy things such as dating sugar daddies. Researchers have found that only 30 % of girls who become pregnant pursue their studies and graduate with their peers. Being a young mother in South Africa can affect the rate of unemployment, social class, level of literacy and level of poverty. Young girls who become pregnant at younger age are likely to commit suicide, they are several factors that causes pregnant girls to commit suicide during their pregnancy such as lack of support, being rejected by people, stress and not knowing the father of the