How can we encourage young women to become more interested in gender equity, especially those starting university?

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How can we encourage young women to become more interested in gender equity, especially those starting university?

How can we encourage young women to become more interested in gender equity, especially those starting university?

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ArezooNZ's picture

Gender based discrimination and sexism affects many young women and girls on a daily basis globally. Although most if not all of of these incidents take place on an individual level, it is important for all of us r=to recognize that this is as a reult of the patriarchical structure of our socities. An influencial and supportive way of addressing such issues is building safe and inclusive feminist communities where all women can share their stories and learn about the commonalities shared between us and our experiences. A peer to peer understanding of sexism and how it systematically affects us can be an empowering step towards the fight against inequality. This can happen on university campues, peer groups, online forums and any safe space where young women can reach a broader understanding of the structural barriers and attitudes that discriminate against women and hurst all genders. 

Annie Serrano's picture

All colleges should aleady include "Introduction to Gender" as a core subject so that both male and female students will be oriented to the the issue of gender discrimination, the ideology of patriarchy and the principle of gender equality. In the Philippines, the Commission on Higher Education is consistently advocating Gender Studies programs at the tertiary level, initated by such progressive institutions as the University of the Philippines and Miriam College decades back. Students of these courses and subjects, after having learned about gender, can be encouraged to participate, even lead, in activities and projects to expand awareness of the youth, encourage alternative behavior such as in dating relationships and discourage or shun sexist language and behavior including sexual harassment in schools. Such awareness will also prepare both males and females cope or thrive in the labor market where sexism continues to prevail.