By Saher Mukhtar
Gender discrimination is the unequal behavior in a society on the basis of gender. Mostly women become the target of gender disrimination.Gender discrimination is faced by women on their working places oftenly.It is also happen in their houses and even in the educational institutions.
Ways to Avoid Gender Discrimination
Here are some of the which can help to avoid gender discrimination;
1.Give them equal educational opportunities;
While giving education don’t differentiate between boys and girls, they both should get equal educational facilities.
2.Give proper value to women’s work ;
In our society the work of women don’t given much importance. Most of the time the work of male workers is dominated by the organizations. So the work of women should given equal importance to the work of male colleagues.
3.Avoid to priorities sons on daughter;
Most of the families give more importance to their sons than daughters. To avoid gender discrimination sons and daughters should give equal importance and time.
4.Stop child marriages;
In the world so much girls are got married before their 18th birthday. Because of child marriage girls are deprived from getting proper education and it also create other problems.
5.Support women into more senior roles;
Mostly male workers get more senior roles on work places. To empower women and to avoid gender discrimination women should acquire senior roles on the work places.
On the work places women are faced harassment by their colleagues and even the senior management also involve in this. Sexual harrasment,disability based harassment and psychological harassment are some types of harassment occur on workplaces. The organizations should make some rules to avoid all kinds of harassment against women.
7.Start awareness through media;
Media should be use to spread awareness about avoiding gender discrimination in the society. Mostly people are influenced by media to do any task. So media would be a powerful tool to take part in this initiative.
8.Clear promotional policies;
There should be clear policies in the organizations, companies and work places to promote all the workers. It would be a great step to minimize gender discrimination.
9.Organize events to promote gender equality;
Events, seminars and webinars should arrange to promote gender equality in the society. It will create awareness among people to disgrace gender discrimination.
The writer is a student of M.Sc Communication Studies Digital Media at Institute of Communication Studies,University of the Punjab,Lahore,Pakistan.