Meaning of gender equality

What is gender equality:

Gender equality is the equal and non-discriminatory treatment of all people regardless of their gender or sex.

Gender equality in Mexico

Gender equality in Mexico began in 1974 when the equality of men and women was incorporated into article 4 of the Mexican Constitution: "Men and women are equal before the law."

In 1979, the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination or CEDAW, for its acronym in English, was approved, which establishes the set of rights that all States must guarantee to women in the civil, social and political spheres. and economic.

In 1981, Mexico ratified CEDAW, joining the global commitment to combat inequalities between men and women.

In 1997, the first Equity and Gender Commission in the Legislative Branch was created in Mexico.

In 2001, the National Institute of Women or Inmujeres was created, which ensures the rights of women, for compliance with the national policy on equality and for the eradication of violence against women.

In 2006, the General Law for Equality between Women and Men was decreed in Mexico.

See also:

  • Sorority
  • Equity

Gender equality in politics

Gender equality in the field of political representation is where one of the most obvious deficits of democracy occurs. The persistent marginalization of women in representative bodies, the lack of equal access to public office and the difficulty for women's interests to be represented are obvious problems in politics.

Gender quotas are one of the most used mechanisms to encourage a more equitable presence of women in spheres of political power.

The gender quota mechanism implies that men and women must make up a certain number or percentage of
members, whether of a list of candidates, a parliamentary assembly, a party commission or board, or entity to which the measure applies.

See also Empowerment.

Gender equality in school and for children

There is an increasing emphasis on education in relation to gender equality in children. For this, it is not only necessary to be careful with the ways of teaching, such as equal treatment in the classroom, but it is also necessary that teachers are aware and do not perpetuate traditional macho attitudes such as the suggestion that certain colors, toys or professions are exclusive to a certain gender.

You may also be interested in reading about machismo or feminism.

Gender equality phrases

Many are the characters, both political, academic and from the sphere of art, who actively fight for gender equality in the world. Here you will find some of the most famous phrases about gender equality:

  • “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for facing the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance ”. Kofi Anan, former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN).
  • "Whatever freedom we fight for, it must be a freedom based on equality." Judith Butler, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • "A feminist is someone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men." Gloria Steinem, journalist and activist writer for women's rights.
  • “The two sexes are not superior or inferior to each other. They are simply different ”. Gregorio Marañón, doctor and writer.
  • “The human race is like a bird and it needs both its wings to fly. And right now, one of its wings is tied up, preventing us from flying high ”. Emma Watson, actress and Woman Goodwill ambassador.
  • "Equality for women is progress for all." Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN).
  • “We must stop buying into the myth of gender equality. It is not yet a reality ”. Beyoncé Knowles, singer.
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