Gender Education on Human Rights to create livelihood skills towards Family wellbeing and Gender Equality
Learning is a long life process!Never too late to learn and people are learning for the life time.
In fact from ancient history human were learning and processed their generation through learning over the time; starting from infant, kid, youth, adult, elderly till they died. The main issue is stereotypes and biased culture that lead to biased mindset and practices related to men-women's position and relationship.
Patriarchy culture has put men as number one; and accordingly made women are losing their bargaining power as spouse and partner even to children and elderly in the house. It mostly put girls and women less developed, losing their women's rights including rights to health and social rights; in the biased religion practices they also put women surrounding the domestic arena only; taking care the children, elderly and house chores related. It is meant for family safety, happiness and welfare; however women's health and development are being sacrificed. They forgot that sick women may spread to family's health and reducing the family welfare; while the less developed women may not be the first choice to be mentor and advisor of any kids towards bright family future! Less confident mothers are not good advisors as well to the children; which might end up to 'weak' family development.
Many women from rural areas in Indonesia, Philippines etc were applied as migrant workers abroad. They were mostly doing household chores in houses/ apartments with fewer skills in livelihood environment, although capable in cleaning and cooking. Some of them were trapped into violence against women, violation to regulations, trafficking in persons, being cheated by the mafia and so on. Many women migrant workers Indonesia in Arab Saudi have been waited for death penalty; some of the workers were being deported from Malaysia; got problems in Hongkong etc.
The lack of education, less knowledge on human rights, including their rights as women eventually gave bad impact to them and their family welfare. Many families were shocked for no money sending to the villages to support their family in jumping over poverty line; but the death message they received instead. While the women migrant workers have lost their rights to health and afraid to be harassed by the masters; they apparently don't know they have no right to kill or cut off somebody's life because that is part of human rights given by God only!
In regular family life, very often most women received domestic violence, harassment from the husband, being turned down as women; that end up in Thailand more women have distress compared to men in their life. Both husband and wife mostly forgot the human rights; rights to have choices, voices and being unique as God's created them to be. Nobody is totally alike to each other even the twins; they are preciously created by God (Helping each other, as all religions teach us to do).
Actually in order to support the goals of Family welfare; most men are supporting women's development for livelihood skills. Nobody reject to be happy and having peaceful life. In fact No human has asked to be born; they were born free with dignity and created by God only - that's why every human is precious in God's eyes. We are born by God's will with special purpose; so that we must value the life of everyone. Everybody has freedom and rights as they are equal in God's eyes.
The understanding about human's rights, including women's rights must be inserted into all education starting from early childhood. That's would be the good way of people's learning on proper position and relation of men and women or boys and girls going to be.Gender Harmony (GH) is developed based on respect to human rights to support unity (family welfare) within effective communication. Testimonies noted that many couples after learning about GH could develop their coping mechanism into balance of harmonious living by putting back the respect to each other rights, fulfill it as the best they can and protect the rights within family harmonious life. The livelihood skills is best to cover not only cooking, cleaning and sewing, but also include human rights and effective communication.
GH proved that 56% domestic violence cases were reduced within family life. If one had fight every day, then eventually it could be reduced into alternate days, every four days, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly etc. We can prevent the gender-based violence eventually and eliminate it by learning on GH! (See: http://www.genderharmony.info; http://www.genderempowerment.com for more queries)
One couple in mid age had story. One day, the husband was feeling weird; he could not remember things and apparently he was easily loosing temper. The days before he was helping his wife and family in hospital due to one of their relatives got sick very badly; he mostly could not sleep well at hospital lounge, tired walking around and exhausted to the situation. Facing the hectic days for him in his fifties was not easy, due to he was retired for couple years already. The wife knew the husband well; she got feeling that the husband might have something wrong in health. She observed for the whole day; and at the end of the day she called their son who got married and stay out of the premises to get advice. They agreed to call Taxi to bring the husband to the clinic; the husband refused and got mad though. However, the wife said that was just checking if he's alright nothing too loose. The examination revealed that the husband had light stroke; and they were so lucky the wife brought him to the 24 hour clinic in time. It could be worse, if it's late!If the wife didn't have enough confident to do the plan and or just be the follower of the husband; then the story would end up differently. They were lucky; they have seed on Gender Harmony. Respect to other's opinion, holding human rights, effective communication and unity towards family wellbeing are modality to develop a healthy, harmony and happy family!
Gender education is needed; most important to bring human rights into people's mindset since early childhood starting when they are boys and girls towards gender partnership between men and women. We can prevent biased perception among boys to girls vice versa; and get proper mindset to build the family life. Our children now are the couples for tomorrow and the future of generation of the nations! It is the basic material to develop the future world we want!
Wise word says: How can you jump if you don't try..?
Other's Experiences is a good teacher, however your experience is a bad one; due to it gave exam before the learning sessions!
"Life isn't about finding yourself; Life is about creating yourself" (George Bernard Shaw - Dramatist (1856 - 1950)
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" (Isaiah 40:31)
Let's start the early gender education on human rights to create gender equality and equity within harmony and family welfare!