When People are Equal

1Gender equality. What does it mean? I think that 9 out of 10 people will tell you that it’s all about equal rights for men and women. Well, this is what it means, but not what we actually have.

We live in a world of gender inequality. We face it in all the spheres of social life – politics, economy, law, culture, education, science, and healthcare.

As teenagers, career choice is one of the most important issues to us. Some come up with a decision easily. But it’s not that easy for the others.

Many of senior year students face a problem: the career they choose is “not for boys” or “not for girls”. Well, who is the one to decide? Who says boys can only choose something technical or that humanities are for girls only.

I wonder when the society will realize that gender equality is not about men and women becoming the same. What it means is that the rights of women and men must not depend on whether they were born as girls and boys.

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The website is created within the framework of the project “Speaking of Myself – Empowerment and Networking for Better Inclusion across Regions. The project is funded by Austrian International Development Agency and Open Society Foundations’ Education Support Programs (Budapest). The project is coordinated in Austria by Interkulturelles Zentrum Verein. The coordinating organisation in Armenia is Bridge of Hope NGO and “Orran” NGO is the partner organisation. Partner organisations in Georgia are Union Berillus, Liberta and Biliki.