Get the Word Out

Social Media Graphics to Share with your Networks
Equality GIF

Use Your Platform: Use social media to raise awareness of why we need #Genderequalityinfamily! WLP developed a number of infographics to share important facts and figures relating to equality in the family. Click here to access these infographics on a shared drive. We encourage you to share these on your social media profiles and ask that you please tag WLP when you do so. 

Example social media posts:

  • We need #genderequalityinfamily because my daughter deserves all the same rights as my son.
  • To achieve gender equality in education, work, and politics, we first need #genderequalityinfamily.
  • #Genderequalityinfamily means that women are entitled to the same rights as men when it comes to inheritance, divorce, and citizenship, marriage, pay, etc.

Why do we need equality in the family?

  • Cultural practices and law shape the social structure that perpetuates gender inequality.
  • Throughout history and throughout the world, the status of women in the family has been remarkably the same.
  • The structure of the relationship between men and women and boys and girls is hierarchical, top-down, and segmented by gender roles. This patriarchal structure has been reproduced and reinforced in almost every aspect of life including education, religion, politics, arts, economics, and beyond. 
  • The unequal status within the home is replicated in other areas of human relations in schools, places of worship, politics, and the workplace. 

What are our objectives to achieve gender equality in the family?

  • Examining and amending the ways in which culture and tradition infringe on the rights of women and girls.
  • Changing the culturally determined roles and beliefs that perpetuate gender discrimination. 
  • Reforming discriminatory family laws that are the foundation of the unequal status of women and girls in the family, community, and society. 


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