Running Head: DISCUSSION
Gender equality provides equal opportunities for both men and women, women who are the ones facing gender discrimination mostly would have a chance of having equal privileges and responsibilities with men or rather have had since 1966. Gender inequality has bounded women to tertiary education for a long time while the male gender exploited all the workforce opportunities. The new era of gender equality has brought forth the privilege of women transiting from tertiary education to workforce education in an equal rate to the men. This has been productive to the country’s economy at large as now the workforce rate has increased and input is as much as double. Individually it has helped the women to sustain themselves and become independent, unlike when they used to depend on their male counterparts for support.
Women have also had the chance of assuming leadership positions in both businesses and in organizations. Well, the results have been good with approximately 30% of businesses being led by women. Out of these 15% have been more profitable than those headed by men which has proved them of being capable of leadership (Harford 2018). This is again an advantage to the economy of the country and to the well being of women as they again tend to sustain themselves. Gender equality has consequently led to equal education for all, both men and women. In the recent years, the number of women graduating from school has been increasing indicating how well women have seized this privilege and how gender inequality had stopped them from unlocking their potential. Equal education has led to women increasing their qualification chances to match those of men and hence increasing their chances as well of seizing professional chances equally to men.
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