Gender Inequality As A Key Indicator Of Economic Well Being And Empowerment

2413 WordsNov 28, 201610 Pages
Gender inequality as a key indicator of economic well-being and empowerment is major issue a large number of developing countries. At the same time, as stated by Axel Dreher (2014). there is a great deal of heterogeneity in gender inequality across countries consisting of sexism, sexual exploitation and sexual oppression, Furthermore, as Dreher states (2014), this focus on gender inequality is also at the core of the 1995 Beijing Platform of Action, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the 3rd Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. The discrimination based on sex not only causes family problems, but also it leads to social inequity in various sorts. Gender inequity can affect both genders, but it particularly affects women and girls. According to Thomas Scholar and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (2011), keeping women away from education and labor force is harmful to one society’s development and growth. Although gender inequity with its various negative impacts seems to be a problem in developing countries, this article argues that it is a problem in Canada influencing employment and income particularly amongst aboriginal communities. First, this article will focus on the gendered inequities in employment and social rights among different aboriginal groups with regard to economic growth across Canada. This includes various provinces. Second, the gender employment and social rights of

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