In this critical review paper, Asma Barlas’ keynote speech 'Does the Qur’an Support Gender Equality? Or, do I have the autonomy to answer this question? ' at the Workshop on Islam and Autonomy will be referenced in the argument that the Quran promotes and supports gender equality. Asma Barlas defines gender equality as both male and females having equal rights and opportunities regardless of their gender. This critical review paper is referenced from various sources and justifying Asma’s individual belief, this paper will further discuss the historical and cultural impact and interpret the views of gender equality stated in the holy book.
McKinnon’s engagement with the race and class question is quite superfluous. For her, these categories stand disposable in the search for a greater truth, the essentialism of a “woman” lying behind the veil of all these differences (Bartlett). This means that women who belong to different classes, races or even sexual orientations are collectivized and homogenized under a singular banner of womanhood. This brings about two distinct harms. Firstly, the sense of belonging that these women have to questions other than the “feminine” one is stripped away and appropriated to an entirely different discourse.
Human rights are established by human needs, such as the right to basic health care, it is something that all humans need, and it is up the government to provide basic health care to all human being. Human rights ground moral claims because they apply to anyone from any cultural background or religion, Donnelly argues that human rights are not culturally comparative because culture is not the issue in the development of human rights practices and is not essentially against or for any human rights. Donnelly states, “No culture or comprehensive principle is by nature suited or unsuited with human rights. It is a matter of what certain people and societies make and do with their cultural possessions”. (Donnelly, 2003 .
Order This principle can be synthesized with the phrase a place for everyone and everyone in his place. There should be a material order to avoid “lost time and risk of mistakes because each thing was not in its place.” as well as a social order which demands a balance between human requirements and resources. 11. Equity This principle stands for justice and equal treatment for all employees. “Equity results from the combination of kindliness and justice.”.
BUT, Gender equality problem should not hinder women to move forward and advance in the professional spheres. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “All human beings
Instead of living by the human rights as they are right now, she wants us to live according to the rights to have dignity, letting every agent around the world live the life that makes them joyful and feeling like no one is suppressing them. (Isaac
GENDER EQUALITY Gender equality refers to a concept where the rights, responsibilities and opportunities offered are not determined by sex. It implies equal opportunities by focusing on the individual’s capabilities instead of their gender. THREE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO GENDER EQUALITY: • The Equal Treatment approach: This is based on the belief that women and men should be treated equally. In effect, this often meant women were treated the same as men. This approach thus failed to address the differences between men and women.
“….Gender Equality refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys. Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same but that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female. Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men. Gender equality is not a women’s issue but should concern and fully engage men as well as women. Equality between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development….” “….Gender Sensitive Policies that take into account the particularities pertaining to the lives of both women and men, while aiming at eliminating inequalities and promoting an equal distribution of resources, addressing and taking into account the gender dimension.
Historical Overview As civil right’s activist Maya Angelou once said, “Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their colour; equal in importance no matter their texture.” Maya Angelou stated this quote beautifully because as a social worker, it’s important to be able to understand that although clients come from all different backgrounds, they are still human. Still human in the fact that they have feelings and should be treated equally, no matter where they come from, their gender, or their race. Having an understanding of where a client comes from when trying to support them is crucial. It will not only give the social worker insight into the issues the client
People must give up equality and be willing to live in a diverse world as equality means everything is the same and hence there will be no variation where the world will be extremely normal and boring. The willingness to form peace in a diverse world can lead to increased information and understanding of our differences that allow us to adapt and appreciate what we are uncommon