Embracing Equity

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One of the current issues confronting society is the idea of equity for women, and as the twenty-first century progresses, the push for greater equality for both genders gains traction.

Women are entitled to the same resources, opportunities, and power as men, so it is past time to address the issue of gender equity.

Women continue to fight for an equal playing field in the workplace because of issues such as the wage gap and the glass ceiling.

The fight for gender equality has been arduous. Women have been denied the same benefits and rights as men for centuries.

This has resulted in a culture in which women are frequently marginalized, objectified, and denied basic human rights.

This discrimination is the primary cause of the current gender difference in salaries, opportunities for higher education, leadership positions, and other resources.

Understanding the causes of gender inequality is critical for building a society that values women more equally.

This requires a thoughtful discussion about the multifaceted nature of gender equity as well as the systematic sexism that pervades our culture, as well as advocating for other oppressed groups.

Creating an inclusive and respectful culture is essential for advancing gender equity. It entails creating an environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, is appreciated and valued.

It requires enacting legislation and investing in institutions to advance gender equality and ensure that women have equal access to resources.

This includes regulations such as paid maternity leave, flexible work schedules, initiatives to assist working mothers, and equal pay for equal effort.

Recognizing and correcting the wage gap is one of the most important stages in advancing equity for women.

While they perform the same job functions and have the same qualifications, women are still paid, on average, less than their male counterparts.

The National Partnership for Women and Families reported that women earned 83 cents for every dollar men were paid for full-time work in 2020.

“If working women received equal pay with comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—poverty for working women would be reduced by more than 40 percent” (iwpr.org).

To create a more equitable society, the imbalance caused by ingrained prejudice and discrimination must be addressed.

Businesses should ensure that their hiring procedures are unbiased and that their employees are fairly compensated. People of all genders should feel welcome and included in the workplace.

In addition to addressing the wage disparity, organizations should work to provide more equitable opportunities for women in leadership positions.

Many women continue to face the “glass ceiling,” in which they are frequently passed over for high-level positions despite meeting the qualifications.

To overcome this barrier, organizations should develop policies that actively promote and encourage women to apply for top positions.

Furthermore, mentoring and training initiatives aimed at assisting women in acquiring the skills and knowledge required for success should be developed.

Individuals can also make significant contributions to the cause of gender equality. Every day, we make choices that affect the lives of the women around us.

These decisions should be guided by an understanding of the challenges that women face, as well as a desire to build a more equitable society.

We must work to create an environment in which all genders are respected and valued, and where women have equal access to opportunities.

Speaking out against gender bias or discrimination, as well as assisting organizations and projects working to advance women’s equality, are all examples of how we can do this.

Participating in gender equality discussions is a necessary step if we are to understand the difficulties that women face, dispel gender stereotypes, and promote positive portrayals of women in the media.

In terms of wages, opportunities, and outcomes, everyone should be able to expect and receive the same treatment and opportunities (recruitee.com).

The UN celebrates the roles and contributions of women around the world and believes women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies and laws that work better for all.

This idea should be promoted globally.

We can create a society in which everyone has equal access to resources, jobs, and power by promoting gender equity.

By cultivating an environment of respect and inclusion, supporting programs that give women and girls more power, and engaging in gender equity discussions, we can create a society in which women are respected, valued, and able to reach their full potential.

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Let’s keep embracing equity and celebrate women all over the world and continue the fight for gender equity in all social, political, cultural, and economic arenas.


Written by: Emmanuel J. Osemota


Recruitee Blog. “10 effective ways to promote equity in the workplace.” https:// //recruitee.com/articles/equity-in-workplace

National Partnership for Women & Families. “Closing the Wage Gap.” https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/economic-justice/fair-pay/closing-the-wage-gap-for-all.pdf

United Nations. “Women in Leadership.” https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/women-leadership/

United Nations. “International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/11/announcer-international-womens-day-2021

Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “Mentoring and Networks.” https://iwpr.org/issue/employment-education-economic-change/mentoring-and-networks/

Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “Narrow the Gender Pay Gap, Reduce Poverty for Families: The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State.” https://iwpr.org/status-of-women/Status of Women – IWPR

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