Gender sensitivity is the act of being aware of the ways people think about gender, so that individuals rely less on assumptions about traditional and outdated views on the roles of men and women. Sensitization will require a change in behavior and the installation of empathy into the views that we hold about our own and the other gender.Sex v. GenderSource: World Bank 2013
Examples of Sex and GenderSEXMother Feeds her babyBoys voice changes at pubertyWomen give birthGENDERDaughters should not be allowed to go out late at night or girls should not pursue higher studiesMother should cook Boys should not cry even if they have severe painElement of GenderMan v. Woman FearlessWeakSmokeBeautifulPhysically strongShortGrow beardBear childrenEconomically independentEconomically dependentFather a child CompromisingHoarse and manly voiceSweet and melodious voiceTallLong hairShort hairBreast feedAggessiveCook AdventurousCaringLoud and forcefulObedient
Woman v. ManFearlessWeakSmokeBeautifulPhysically strongShortGrow beardBear childrenEconomically independentEconomically dependentFather a child CompromisingHoarse and manly voiceSweet and melodious voiceTallLong hairShort hairBreast feedAggessiveCook AdventurousCaringLoud and forcefulObedient
Exercise Aik din Amina aur Akbar kay sathDomestic Woman not workingHousekeeper5,000Cook5,000Laundry washer3,000Maid (sweeper, dusting, dish washing) 4,000Nanny5,000Nurse3,000Tailor3,000Tutor7.000Driver6,000LoyaltyPricelessSincerity PricelessLovePricelessTotal41,000Gender Discrimination Gender discrimination or sexism is prejudice based on a persons sex or gender. This attitude may steam from traditional stereotypes of gender roles.
Gender Responsibility Gender violence Gender Discrimination and its Impact on individuals Invisibility of individual qualities and potentialUnequal burdens of work Low self esteem Lack of confidenceLimit potential Unequal access to information Social SolutionsAwareness & Education Individual Avoid gender stereotypingPromote economic independence of womenEncourage women education in all fields State level Run a media campaign to promote gender sensitivityHire women at every level of government local city council positions
Gender Sensitization It will lead to:Woman empowerment Equality between genders Improved attitude towards gendersRecognition individual human potential without gender boundaries Reduce crime rate Social improvement