Thursday 5th March, 4.30 PM- 5:00 PM
Who should attend:
CXO, HR Heads, Senior HR Leaders and Managers
TOPIC: If gender equality is the end, gender equity is the means
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:
Gender equality between men and women does not mean that women and men have to become the same, but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they were born male or female.
Gender equity means fairness of treatment for men and women according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.
Equality says, “Everyone is treated the same here.” Equity challenges and acts, “What policies, systems, and practices must be addressed or dismantled for everyone to be treated fairly?
Celebrating this International Women's Day, People matters brings to you this Tweetchat, "If gender equality is the end, gender equity is the means"
The discussion will address:
Q1. Do we need our workplaces to be equal or equitable?
Q2. Is equity only a women's issue or does it go beyond gender?
Q3. What are the opportunities for business in creating an equitable workplace?
Q4. What are the challenges in creating an equitable workplace?
Q5. How can organizations bring a cultural shift in identifying and empathizing with the different needs of the various forms of diversity when it comes to creating an equitable workplace?