WHAT DOES GENDER EQUALITY INCLUDE?

Gender equality, also known as sexual equality or equality of the sexes, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.

GENDER INEQUALITY IN NIGERIA

Gender inequality continues to be a major barrier to the realisation of rights and access to opportunities for girls and women in Nigeria. The unequal status of women and girls in Nigeria, especially some part of Nigeria, is underlined by structural and systemic gendered inequalities. Gender inequality causes disadvantages for marginalised women and their children in the society. Standup for Women Society (SWS) aimed to bring together component initiatives and policies addressing gender equality issues. Such component policies would provide both the gender infrastructure needed to underpin and guide gender equality laws and policies making in the country, Gender inequality If It does not address, it can result to gender-based violence which could happen to anyone, anywhere, some women and especially vulnerable.

Promotion of Gender Equality in our society can bring economic, social, and political progress for all.

When women are meaningfully represented and engaged in leadership bodies—such as legislatures, courts, executive boards, community councils—laws, rulings, and decisions are more likely to be inclusive, representative, and take diverse views into account. Women’s leadership within households, including decision-making over land and household income, improves access to education and healthcare for their families. Countries with a greater proportion of women as top decision-makers in legislatures have lower levels of income inequality. Peace agreements are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women leaders are engaged in its creation and execution. When women hold more executive leadership positions, their companies are more profitable: companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform the national average.
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