Theorganization that I chose is the United Nation. The specific actor is the UNwomen. UN women was founded in July 2010. Their purpose is entity for genderequality and the empowerment of women.
The reason was I chose this specificactor was because of a video that I saw few years ago. It was a short videoclip where Emma Watson was giving a speech at a special event for ‘HeForShe’campaign in the United Nations Headquarters. The speech was about trying to endgender inequality and move towards gender equality. She also talked aboutfeminism and gave definition (The belief that men and women should have equalrights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic andsocial equality of the sexes”). EmmaWatson also mentioned that women should be paid as much as the men and theyshould be able to make the right decision about their own body, and to beinvolved in the policies and decision making.
However, she said that “sadly Ican say that there is no country in the world where all women can expect toreceive these rights”. Her speech about moving towards equality between womenand men has interested me to think more about how to improve the women/girl’sstatus in countries where their status is really low compared to men.Theproject that planning has its theme based on improving female education. Whichcolor do you think is the female rate of attending the secondary education from2008 to 2012? The answer is blue.
This can also show gender stereotypes, asmost people might think that pink is the color for females. The reason why I’mshowing this statistic is that female students has the similar rate ofattending primary school. However, there is difference between secondary schoolattending rate so our purpose also involves female students to also attendsecondary schools for their rights to learn.
The main objective of this projectis to build an elementary school in country where the women’s status is low.This is to protect the rights for the women/girls to learn and gain knowledge.I believe that education is an important factor that could improve the statusof women. This is because this even affects the social status of women andrealizing how they are suffering from the gender inequality.
If they don’t knowabout this then women would not know whether the things that they gone throughis wrong and shouldn’t happen. Since elementary schools’ education isfundamental, I believe it is important to build elementary first. The locationwhere I will start thisproject is India. As many people mightknow India is one of the country where women’s status is low. From now one Iwould like to explain more about women in India. When we search up news forwomen in India, we can find news about women getting rapped, rape between wifeand husband and marriage bride price.
Also, the mean age of women gettingmarried in rural areas are 22 years old, which is quite young. There are someexamples of this, according to CNN it is stated that bride price is huge burdenfor women in the India as they might have to pay their families whole wealth,property. Due to the issue of bride price as many as one hundred thousandfemales are getting murdered. Also, because of violence such as family violenceand rape 2 million female lose their life annually. Furthermore, there arecases where people get abortion due to the reason they are pregnant with femalebaby.
A women named ???? married at an age of 12 with a guy who is 15 yearsolder than her. This marriage was not done by her own will she was forced tomarry him. When she got pregnant and when the baby’s gender was found to befemale she got abortion.
This did not happen once it happened four times as shekept being pregnant with female baby. Now she is taking care of one month oldfemale baby but her husband’s families are saying that they should get rid ofthe baby. For other examples, young females get kidnapped and be sold to singlemales and they are forced to marry them or they are treated as slaves.
Accordingto a human trafficker one girl is sold at the price of 1000 dollars.To reduce the amount of number ourproject will be conducted.The period ofthis project will be 3 months to 6 months. This is because it normally takes upto 3 months to build a new school. The main goal of this project is to providean environment where female students can study equally as the male students. Thenext process after building the school, it will take time to find volunteers towork in this school to teach the students.
Also, I think the male and female studentsshould have separated class. Since there is still discrimination occurringbetween male and female. Furthermore, female students should have classes thatcan help them feel or understand the difference between sex and gender. Thegender restriction form by stereotypes. For older students such as studentsfrom grade 5~6, teach them more about Women’s studies, examine how categories of identity(e.g. race, class,gender,age, ability, etc.) and structures of inequality aremutually constituted and must continually be understood in relationship to oneanother.
Also, teach them about contraception to protect their body in earlyages. Last but not least, the school should hire counselor. Students should beable to get counseling about gender responsiveness contribute toinstitutionalizing gender mainstreaming in education system and also toachieve/promote further gender equality in progress of learning. The counselor can also help withmetal issues such as depression. Lastly, through counseling we can know orunderstand student’s thought how they feel about the discrimination betweengender and violence.Inconclusion, through our project we aim to raise awareness of how much they aresuppressed by the society and couldn’t expand their ability.
By this project ofconstructing the schools we hope that students could jump out from the norm ofthe gender formed by the society and lead towards the gender equality.