It is a study on the survey undertaken, wherein the long history of critical gender and feminist scholarship has been considered with respect to avoidance of stereotypical assumptions regarding the relation of men and women. This research shows how the public investment can be made for dealing with social and gender equities in spite of assuming that this would lead to a decline in profit and development. The study shows how the topic of gender, injustice and equality are spread through the entire world, and per se, the potentials or “human development” ways to understand welfare and essential political rights go on to be discussed.
For the assessment of sustainable development, the world survey proposed three benchmarks with respect to human rights of females any gender equality. These benchmarks were:
Compliance with human rights standards and the realisation of females’ capacities
Focusing on the non-remunerated care work of females particularly in the deprived, poor and marginalised houses and societies
Matching and completing participation of females in every element of sustainable development.
For attaining these standards, the member states were advised to completely apply the commitment for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
As per this study, the connection of gender equality with sustainable development is essential because it is an ethical and moral aspect. The items which are made for attaining sustainable future cannot ignore the right elements, abilities and dignity of females. In short, this article discusses that women must not be seen as victims rather they should be given importance as they are the main actors in moving the world towards sustainability.
Not missing in action the enduring penalty of ‘being female’- by Liz Temple
The other article that has been reviewed is Not missing in action the enduring penalty of “being female”, written by Liz Temple, for an academic journal (The Conversation, 2017).In this article, she claims that in the past decades, lots of changes have been there in their working lives. However, the inequality of gender has been constant. It also shows how the number of female chief executive of Australian listed companies has just changed from 1.3% to 3.5% in a decade, which is not at all commendable change. Males, especially the ones who hold the upper level of position in different businesses, have been highly dominating. This shows how the males are expected to be the bread winners and they are ones who can always put in more effort and more time to their work. All this has been due to the domestic role that is played by the females, which makes them feel to accomplish the working goals.
The disparity among the two genders exists for the wages and salaries. This gap was 15.1% in 2005, yet it has grown to 17.1%.With this report, the different industries’ and different businesses’ males and females have been considered to see how there is huge disparity among their pay packages. It shows that an average male gets almost $5000 more than an average female in the same occupation and it was made clear that this gap was only due to gender and not because of their experiences, knowledge and qualification or working styles.
It is also stated that internal bias is there in the organisations and the females who generally raise their voices against such sexism are charged for using gender card for gaining sympathy of others. Even though this point is clear with the behaviour and culture of the workplaces, still females do not raise this point with the fear of losing their job. A lot of effort is needed for changing the work cultures with respect to sexism and this article suggests how this change can be brought. This topic should be kept as an agenda for the workplace so that the people who hire and promote workers are aware of the impacts of this gender bias.