• In many countries, females are perceived as being less valuable than men to be employed into labor. When they do join the labor force, they are likely to be paid differently to men.
  • Women continue to experience inequality and are treated differently to men in health, education, political representation and the labor market.
  • Women have been occupying subordinate positions at work and in the home. They spend more than three times as much time taking care of children daily, compared to men.
  • Girls are currently less likely than boys to attend school.

  • Cultural influences that dictate that education is only meant for boys.
  • Fixed ideologies that confine the roles of women to the type of careers they should consider.
  • The dominant role of males in many societies that still persists.
  • Lack of motivation for females to foster interest in male-dominated fields and vice versa.

  • The failure to support women’s equality can perpetuate this discrimination and result in increased crimes in societies through femicides, rape, and accepted abuse at home.
  • Gender inequality is likely to set nations back economically if countries are to restrict themselves from tapping onto the full potential of its population of women.
  • Failing to address gender equity issues stifles human development and can leave countries entrenched in sexual exploitation issues that inhibit progress.

  • Enforce equal pay for equal work.
  • Equal access to basic education should be provided in rural areas to ensure that women are empowered intellectually and aware of gender discrimination issues and its repercussions.
  • Make gender equality a global priority by designing policies that do not condone discriminatory practices in any form.
  • Provide financial literacy education to both genders and encourage both partners to undertake financial decisions in the home equally.