Deepa’s Speech Influenced by the the UN 2030 Sustainability Goal: Gender Equality
Would you like to be treated differently than others? Gender equality is a major goal that we need to achieve by 2030. All women around the globe are stuck in homes struggling. Especially during the pandemic. For example, women and young girls deserve the right to be happy, get an education and do anything they wish. Gender equality must spread all around the world.
Firstly, violence against women is serious and will stop. Research shows women and girls receive worse medical care than men. Therefore they aren’t taken seriously by medical professionals. Gender equality prevents violence against women and is a human right. It’s essential for prosperity. Women get threatened, abused and mistreated day by day and gender stops that. Societies that value men and women as equal are safer and healthier.
Secondly, girls deserve education not only for their good but for our future. When women receive the same education and job opportunities, as men they can improve any organisation they join. For example, women’s impact doesn’t stop individual companies and organizations, it makes it more useful. A girls education activist Malala Yousafzai said “Education is not a privilege, education is a right, education is peace”. If girls get an education, it will help communities, companies, and organisations.
Thirdly, increasing women’s legal rights keeps them safe and able to build happy, productive lives. Data shows 75% of parliament are men. 73% of managers are men. 67% in climate are also men. Lastly, 87% of the peace table are men. However, globally women have fewer opportunities for economic participation than men. This means they have less access to basic and higher education, greater health, safety risks, and political representations. Women and girls have the right to talk, speak up for themselves, sing, dance and play.
In conclusion, we must support gender equality. When women are equal in society, their health will impact positively. Men and women must have equal rights and opportunities. It is the political, economic and social equality of the genders. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. With everybody’s help, it will change the future.