WHAT IS GENDER JUSTICE?
“It is simply self-defeating for any community to discriminate against half its population.” Jimmy Carter
Gender Justice can be defined as: "Just power relations between women and men in which both are valued equally in society and empowered to pursue their human rights and fundamental freedoms." (Christian Aid)
Currently in many communities, businesses and governments we see that women are able to contribute very little to decision making processes, both in the UK and globally. Men outweigh women in all positions of power. The latest list of the world’s most powerful people is made up of 90% men and just 10% of women, despite women being 51% of the global population
Efforts to address this injustice have been called working towards ‘gender equality’, but while one half of the world’s population experiences greater disadvantage than the other in almost all aspects of life, this is a form of injustice and we define the goal not as equality but as “gender justice”.