Gender discrimination has been a part of Pakistan since its existence, one of the outstanding reasons behind it is the illiteracy amongst the masses another would be the culture that does not allow women to stand besides men. The world that we live in today is evolving on a day-to-day basis with ground-breaking discoveries being made at frequent intervals. Living standards have touched new heights; entrepreneurs have pushed the boundaries of the business world even further. Despite all these developments, the primitive knowledge that men are superior to women remains embedded in our societal structure. Although, the western societies seem to have overcome the discriminatory practices, there is still a part of the culture that practices it. Gender stereotypes are an influence from the day one is born. One’s gender is the deciding factor of a name, “girls” names versus “boys” names. Also, gender is what parents usually use when deciding what color to paint a nursery, pink for a girl or blue for a boy. Gender determines what toys they will purchase, dolls if they are expecting a girl and trucks for boys. The list goes on and these stereotypes follow us through the years and in a way shape our lives. I can think of several gender stereotypes operating in my personal life at home, at work and in relationships. Pakistan is considered an under developed country in the world and its progress has been slow and steady, the trend of working women in Pakistan has recently grown but this was not always the case as before the turn of the century the percentage of working women was nominal and the concept amongst masses was that a female should stay at home and not go out to work, with women working besides men there is the issue of sexual harassment women at work usually get harnessed because they are the weaker sex of the two and it’s a problem that females have faced all over the world. Often, sexual harassment incidents fall into the category of the “merely annoying.
Article Title:Sectoral Gender Wage Differentials and Discrimination in the Transitional Chinese Economy
Author(s): Pak-Wai Liu, Xin Meng and Junsen Zhang
Source: Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Jul., 2000),
The purpose of study is to examine the impact of market transformation and economic reforms on gender wage differentials and discrimination in China .In last two decades china has moved from centralized to market oriented economy.Further it comapres the impact of economic….
Gender discrimination refers to the practice of granting or denying rights or privileges to a person based on their gender. In other hand, Gender discrimination is the difference between male and female in respect of enjoying human rights. It is severe in Bangladesh where it starts at birth. Despite having achieved gender parity in primary school enrolments, Bangladesh still has a long way to go to achieve gender equity, access to quality education for all girls, completion….
Final Paper: Gender Discrimination in HR
Gender discrimination has been an issue for many years in our society. Gender, is referred to “the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female or male” (Macionis, 2008). Throughout history and till this day, there has been unequal distribution of power, wealth, and privilege among men and women especially in the work place. A functionalist might say that there is a function for the gender differentiation. There are….
Gender discrimination in Pakistan
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Discrimination represents a significant social problem in Pakistan as well as throughout the world. Girls face discrimination everywhere in the world. They often receive less food than boys do, have less entrée to schooling and work long hours. Why can't we see the helpless agony of the girl child in our society? Their ignorance will certainly beget to forget our cause, which is still fractured….
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Gender Discrimination in Developing Countries
Although we live in the 21st century gender discrimination still remains. Despite the fact that international laws have granted men and women equal rights, in some parts of the world there is discriminatory attitude towards men and women, which affects their lives on a daily basis. Since women are mostly affected by discrimination, I will try to cover as many different types as possible. First of all….
The word discrimination comes from the Latin "discriminare", which means to "distinguish between"
The law sets out the ways in which your employer (or the organization that has you on site as a contract worker) must not discriminate. You have these rights when you apply for a job, while you are employed and after you leave. The law says that discrimination should not take place:
• When jobs are advertised or potential staff are sought
• At the recruitment stage, including….
& women are considered as the supporting counterpart for each other, but the major conflict in this systematic support is the term ‘gender discrimination’.
‘Gender discrimination’ is often based on gender stereotypes of a particular society, i.e. considering men physically strong and women as emotionally sensitive. It is because of the fact that the term ‘gender’ is often conflicted with the term ‘sex’. Both the terms are used as synonyms of each other in normal context, but there’s a technical….
Gender discrimination is discrimination against a person or group on the grounds of sex or gender identity.
Socially, sexual differences have been used to justify societies in which one sex or the other has been restricted to significantly inferior and secondary roles. While there are non-physical differences between men and women (gender is learned not genetics), unfair discrimination usually follows the gender stereotyping held by a society and is used to enforce the roles held by that society….
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3. What does sex discrimination cover
4. Sex discrimination possible scenes
5. Forms of sex discrimination
6. Reasons for sex discrimination
7. Policies which should help reduce gender discrimination
Gender discrimination is an acute and persistent problem, especially in developing countries….
Gender discrimination often occurs in the workplace. It involves actions or statements that take place against an individual because of their gender. Individuals are protected against discrimination by state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 sets regulations for employers so that decisions made in the workplace are not based on race, skin, color, age, gender, religion, or national belief (expertlaw.com). Decisions such as hiring, promotions, or job….