Task 2D: Global challenge of gender inequality

For Task 2D, you are required to discuss the global challenge of gender inequality, using information from the poster ‘Invest in Equality’.

The poster presents several statistics related to gender inequality, which show that women are still behind men in areas such as education, employment, and politics.

In what follows, we will look at the statistics the poster presents and give you some points for a discussion of the topic.

Income and education

The poster notes that “women make up half of the world’s population and yet represent 70% of the world’s poor” and that “women work 2/3 of the world’s hours yet earn 1/10 of the world’s income”.

These two statistics show that women are behind men when it comes to income. Although they work more and represent half of the population, they earn less in comparison to men. This indicates that men are still the ones who benefit most from the employment market.

Women’s poverty can be linked to unequal pay practices around the world (men get paid more for the same type of job) or to the fact that more women are employed in low-paying sectors compared to men. These issues may be linked with the fact that “64% of illiterate adults are women” which indicates that women do not enjoy the same access to education as men.

Possible solutions to gender inequality in terms of...

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