Gender Discrimination

Our Objective

To create awareness among students about sex-based/gender-based discrimination that exists in our society.


The Theory


The socially constructed qualities of men, women, girls, and boys are referred to as gender. This covers interpersonal connections as well as the standards, mannerisms, and roles that come with being a woman, man, girl, or boy. 

Gender Stereotype 

A gender stereotype is a generalised opinion or preconception about the behaviours or characteristics that men and women should or should not have, or about the roles that men and women should or should not play. Gender stereotypes can be both positive and negative for example, "women are nurturing" or "women are weak". 

Some of the examples are 

  • Boys read more slowly than girls do. 
  • Girls are inherently more reserved than boys. 
  • The topics science and math are for guys. 
  • Boys excel in sports more than girls do. 
  • Boys and girls are unable to collaborate. 

Gender Discrimination 

Any exclusion or limitation based on gender that prevents girls, boys, women, and men from understanding, appreciating, or exercising their full and equal human rights is considered as gender discrimination. 

Gender inequality is when one sex or gender is frequently given more priority or advantage than the other due to discrimination based on sex or gender. 

Gender-based discrimination violates on the fundamental human right to gender equality. Girls are disproportionately affected by gender inequality, which begins in childhood and currently limits children's potential globally and travels throughout their life. 

Thus, gender discrimination happens when a company treats a worker differently depending on sex. A stereotype is frequently used by the employer to justify this unfair treatment. When decision-makers have a poor opinion of women due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, these stereotypes can be especially harmful. 



Learning Outcomes 

  • Students understand about gender roles and inequality.  
  • Students can understand gender stereotypes.
  • Students understand gender discrimination.