(Kramer, 2004) Despite many agreements at international level affirming the human rights of women and ensuring the cause of gender equality, women are yet to be more likely, as compared with men, to be malnourished, poor and illiterate.They generally have a low level of access then men to property ownership, medical care, employment, credit and training.Gender Equality- An Established Human Right “Women make up roughly half the human population but are relatively marginalized compared with their male counterparts.” ( The gender equality has been accepted and acknowledged as human rights’ principles since the adoption of charter of United Nations in 1945.
(Lorber, 2005) Although men and women are dissimilar physically, but it is the economic, political, social and legal interpretation of such differences that ultimately lead to create inequality among them.
In social inequality, men and women typically have different responsibilities and roles in their daily lives as well as work.
It is anticipated that men seem to do much riskier and heavier work that is generally located away from their home.
Work done by men seems to have much higher status as compared with women who have the major responsibility for child-care, elderly-care, preparing and managing food for their families.
The term ‘Gender Equality’ narrates the equal valuing of the different roles assumed by men and women.
The theme strives to overcome stereotype barriers and prejudices so both men and women are capable of equally reaping benefits and contributing towards social, political, cultural and economic developments within society.
Women are equally entitled to live in freedom as well as dignity form fear and from want.
Empowering women is an effective tool for reducing poverty and advancing development.
The legal system in most of the countries discriminates particularly against women in the fields of inheritance, family law, land ownership, property, criminal law and citizenship.
The prosecution of cases, in most of the countries, involving violence against women is difficult and complex.