As the UN puts it: Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.
RSP Competences sdg5 Gender equality
Consider the systemic view underpinning rights and duties & challenges and opportunities and the implicit and customary rules that in a given context regulate relations between genders. Be aware that many of the problems relating to gender differences are complex and ‘wicked’, the causes of which originate from many interdependent factors and therefore require long-term institutional and cultural transformations.
Be aware of the challenges of gender inequality in society and be able to see them in relation to social justice and environmental impacts.
Include an appropriate gender balance when dealing with social and environmental issues. Develop awareness and understanding of the importance of personal experience and feelings in the construction of knowledge, attitudes and values toward gender issues.
Maintain a critical stance while reflecting on gender differences being aware that the problems are not the differences that should be appreciated and respected, but the unequal power relations and the cultural stereotypes.
Visualise different future scenarios where better gender equality has been achieved.
Be aware of different identities (both within and between genders) and the challenges that they may face.
Recognise how our values and our culture underpin our behaviours and our pre-conceptions about gender differences and explore alternative ways of thinking and behaving in daily life.
Recognize a range of rights, roles and responsibilities with regards to gender issues, consider opportunities for change and take action responsively and transparently to bring about change while reflecting critically on decisions made and actions taken.
Propose and facilitate action that will trigger transformations in gender relations. Understand the central importance of agency for improving gender equality and collaborate in order to improve gender relations and gender equality.
Recognise how personal values connected to gender underpin our career choices and commitment and those of others as well as decisions taken in everyday life. Recognise power relations among gender and promote commitment and action toward a more equal balance.
Take action to improve power relations between genders.
Take effective and timely decisions being aware of the impact they might have on gender equality.