Gender equality is a view that means no one should be discriminated against on the grounds of their gender, everyone should receive equal treatment. It is one of the objectives of the united nations universal declaration of human rights. It aims to create equality in law as well as social situations such as securing equal pay for equal work. Gender equality is also termed as equality, gender egalitarianism. Gender equality is achieved when both men and women enjoy the same rights in all sectors such as law, society, economic participation, and decision-making. When the need for men and women are equally valued and favored.
Now the question raised, how do we measure gender equality? Gender equality can be measured on the basis of menll let you know about the laws of some countries that stand in a way of gender equality:
DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
In DRC, a law state that a husband is the head of the household, and the wife should obey her husband.
In Yemen, wives are required to have . The law also states that they need to obey her husband and refrain from leaving home unless their husbands will not give permission to do so.
Husbands are responsible for the property of spouses jointly, as well as property associated with the wife.
In India, unless the wife is under 15 years old, acts between a man and his wife cannot be considered rape.
Husbands are allowed to punish their wives using physical force, the purpose behind such action is .
Women are not allowed to be employed in any industrial establishment at night.