Sustainability Knows No Gender

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What is Gender Inequality?

As defined by the European Council, gender inequality is an un-equal visibility, empowerment and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life. Today we are more aware of gender inequality and contrary to popular belief, gender inequality still exists in many locales.

What happens if Gender Inequality is Reduced?

If inequality is reduced in the global workplace, it will allow for women in these countries to have job opportunities and in turn contribute to the international economy, encouraging nations to be more economically sustainable. If the domestic economy flourishes, businesses will gain greater revenues. The result will be seen in the reduction of production costs in relevance to their annual incomes, increasing the profit. This is a great incentive for companies to embrace. Employment increases, in addition to company production and profits, allowing social and economic development to grow hand in hand.

It is no longer a question whether women are as capable as men in any respect. Today we have women working in factories, politics, sports and various fields in between. It is to the benefit of all countries that gender equality is obtained and for women to have equivalent opportunities to men in order for countries to be more economically sustainable.

By Amin Ahmed
Photo By Aya Ibrahim