Updated: May 19
BY HADIZA BAGUDU 29TH JANUARY 2023.
The issues that women face today are complex and multi-faceted. In many cultures, women struggle to access education, participate in the workforce, and receive fair treatment in the workplace and beyond. This blog post will examine the various issues women face in societies worldwide and why we need to learn to support one another to achieve equality.
To begin with, the cultural influences that shape women’s lives in many societies are often detrimental to their advancement. In many families, boys are given priority in education, nutrition, and other opportunities, while girls are expected to marry into families and take on the caretaker role. This inequality in access to education and resources can set girls back from the beginning, making it harder for them to succeed in school and the workplace.
In addition to cultural influences, poverty can prevent girls from receiving the same opportunities as girls. When a family cannot provide for its members, the girls are often married off to bring in income or reduce the burden on the family. This deprives them of the opportunity to pursue education or a career and can limit their prospects.
When the girls are in school, they are expected to take on additional responsibilities at home, such as cooking and cleaning, which can affect the time they have to devote to studying. In contrast, boys have more freedom to focus on their studies. This can lead boys to achieve higher grades and educational attainment.
In the workplace, women are judged more harshly than men and have fewer opportunities for advancement. This is because many workplaces are dominated by men, making it difficult for women to voice their voices. Women are also often less likely to support one another since they are prone to displaying competitive behavior; in many cases, women are more likely to criticize and gossip about other women rather than offer support. This can make it difficult for women to succeed in the workplace since they need more support than men.
Finally, women are less likely to vote for other women in politics. This is because many women feel threatened by the idea of a female leader. This can be particularly damaging in the long term since women need to be represented in politics to advocate for policies that will benefit them.
Women face many issues in society today, which are deeply rooted in cultural and economic factors. As such, we need to learn how to support one another and create an environment where women can succeed. This means we must put aside our competitive behavior and learn to trust and appreciate one another. We also need to vote for female candidates and create a culture where women can lead and make a difference in society. By doing this, we can create a society where women can reach their full potential and work towards achieving equality.
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