Legislation: The Key to Equality!
Creating Laws to Promote Women is a Step that Must be Taken
Legislation: A Necessity
A nation cannot hope to be a place of gender equality if there is no legislation protecting women and girls. The first step towards lowering levels of gender inequality is to make sure that the law is fair and just. Laws forbidding domestic violence and enforcing equal access to education, as well as equal pay for equal work, must be put into place. With the basis of equality written out in the law, women are now able to start advocating for themselves, without the law dragging them down.
Domestic Violence Acceptance Among Women
These 17 countries have the highest rates of domestic violence acceptance by women, mainly because there are no laws preventing it. Laws are most desperately needed in the top ranked country, Afghanistan, with 90% violence acceptance.
Nations where Women Outnumber Men in the Workforce
Out of 145 countries, only in FOUR (Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Burundi) do women outnumber the men in the workforce. This can be changed through legislation promoting education for girls, allowing them access to the tools needed to gain a job.
Gender Pay Gap in Developed Countries
Here, we can see the massive pay gap between males and females in the most developed countries. The highest being in Canada, with 72%. Equal pay for equal work laws must be put in place to ensure equal income is flowing to girl's pockets, as well as boys'.