Essay On Gender Equality

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Gender is the state of being male or female. Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. Therefore, Gender Revolution is the overthrow of gender discrimination, in favour of both men and women. Women, as well as men, have made great strides to equality, but inequality persists.
Women have fought for many years for their place in the workplace, but that fight isn’t over. According to the latest US Census, women earn just 77% of what men earn for the same amount of work.
In Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive a car, or even ride a bicycle on public roads, and men aren’t allowed to drive women they’re not closely related to.
In 2008, U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported, “One in every three women is likely to be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.” Examples of violence include: rape, Spousal abuse, and children abuse. In some countries, a certain number of male witnesses are required to testify for the court to acknowledge that a rape has occurred.
In some countries, such as China and India, female children are less valuable than male children, which is the main cause of feticide and infanticide.
In some countries, such as Chile and Lesotho, women aren’t allowed to own land. All deeds must include the name of either the women’s father, or husband. If one of those men were to die, the woman has no legal claim to the land she may have lived on, or worked all her life. Often, widows are
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