What are the benefits of gender equality?
What are the benefits of gender equality?: Gender equality helps prevent violence against women and girls and makes our communities safer and healthier. It is a human right and it is good for the economy.
#1. Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls
Gender inequality is a root cause of violence against women. The four main drivers of violence against women are:
- #1. Condoning violence against women
- #2. Men’s control of decision-making and limits to women’s independence
- #3. Rigid gender roles and stereotypes
- #4. Male relationships that emphasise aggression and disrespect towards women
The best way to prevent violence against women is to promote gender equality.
#2. Gender equality is good for the economy
#3. Gender equality is a human right
#4. Gender equality makes our communities safer and healthier
Unequal societies are less cohesive. They have higher rates of anti-social behaviour and violence. Countries with greater gender equality are more connected. Their people are healthier and have better wellbeing.