The world consists of 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Out of 36.7 million people, there are 1.8 million people who are children less than 15 years old, who get infected through their mothers who are HIV positive during pregnancy and through breastfeeding. A large amount of these children live in the sub-Saharan African region. As HIV is not a virus that shows immediate symptoms, only 60% of the people who have HIV know they are having the disease and what stage they are on whereas 40% which is more than 14 million people don 't even have access to HIV tests. Very few people are receiving any treatment for HIV/AIDS.
Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, with over half of the population living in extreme poverty, is in desperate need of help (“Poverty in Haiti: Aid, Earthquakes, and Imperialism”). The level of poverty in Haiti is so high that it stands out from the other countries in Latin America. Because of extreme poverty, children are often separated from their families and end up living in orphanages. Many Haitians live on the streets without money or resources needed to overcome poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”). Throughout history and today, Haitians have lived in poverty with small chance of being able to provide for themselves and their families, but organizations such as KORE are investing in the lives of those suffering.
Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured. Ask yourself ‘if not me, who? If not now, when?’ We must make changes so that we can achieve gender equality in the future! Everyone is affected by gender equality, so why don’t you involve yourself in? Thank
Human rights is universal and every person should have equal treatment in society. Women and men are two different gender in this world and because they are different does not mean they should have different opportunity in their life. Some people argue that statement ‘ladies first’ will always make women are more special than men. However, this statement is not strong enough to be a reason women have equality with men because in reality women still degraded, dehumanized and marginalized in every aspect. As a result, women have
Thus, sex-workers are highly exposed to the probability of getting infected and HIV spreads even more. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women are highly stigmatized when it comes to HIV. In Chanda’s Secret ,“...She laid a curse on me” (Stratton 107), a man blames his wife as the virus transmitter when it’s actually the other way around. ” Regardless of who is infected first, women always has to bear the blame for spreading the disease. Majority of women, when blamed, stop going to treatment centres.
The aim of this essay is to discuss gender, the equal and unequal rights between the sexes, how people are constructed in our societies, and how they differ in general from the past to the present, how everything has changed. “We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.” (Watson, E. 2014) There are many inequalities between men and women and as such, one of the inequalities can be said to fight natural actions coming either from God or from nature, women and men are created as two distinct beings. “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and they desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” (Genesis 3:16 cited in Haralambos, M. et al 2008) Should men have power over women?
Men are also faced with gender inequalities and gender role that they are forced to live up to my society. Men’s gender roles and inequalities should be taken into consideration, just like women’s inequalities are taken into consideration. At times no matter how many protests are held or how many posters are put up about gender inequalities, traditional concepts or methods are still derailing society. And that is why traditionally gender equality rules have been considered to be mainly as a “women’s issue” – as women have been a driving force behind gender equality approaches and struggles. This view has contributed to the awareness that women are the only ones who will benefit from a more equal
In order to improve equality between gender, we should start with respect in the actual society. Women should be giving all their potential and start thinking that they can achieve whatever it is they want, real movement and change begin from women
Gender equality is when both females and males have equal opportunities and the ability and power to shape their own lives. Unfortunately, in our society we are socialized as soon as we are born (Anderson, 13). Our parents start dressing us a certain way in accordance with our sex. The social norms established within our culture essentially tell us that men and women must behave in a certain way. Men are socialized into being dominant, aggressive, and unemotional.
For as long as history has been recorded, gender inequalities exist among individuals. Gender inequality refers to unbiased differences in abilities, skills and other characteristics. It is also the denial of equal opportunities and rights with regards to employment, access to health care and education towards women. Gender is the social construct of individuals within a society which are learnt behaviours that can be unlearnt and sometimes changed overtime. Gender norms and inequalities are major contributors to the spread of HIV/AIDS.