There is need for gender equality in institutions

Solomon Mwije

BY SOLOMON MWIJE Social institutions like schools and workplaces mould us to behave in a generalized manner. We find ourselves acting not only by our inner influences but exceptionally geared by how society requires us to behave with regards to our sexual identities. This in simple terms is gender. Gender refers to the socially constructed distinctions between females and males and such distinctions relate to expected behaviours, roles, power to access and control resources, benefits and opportunities. Gender mainstreaming in simple terms is a process of integrating gender perspectives institutional…

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Gender based violence: Do not suffer silently

Some acts of violent behaviour practices daily against fellow human beings make one wonder where the world is headed, SOLOMON MWIJE writes For decades, gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognised as a violation of human rights and freedoms. GBV is any violence directed to anyone on the basis of their gender, whether in private or public, resulting in physical, sexual, mental, or socio-economic harm or suffering. Females disproportionately suffer more from violence compared to males because the gender stereotypes place them on the weaker side of the gender dichotomy. According…

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