Adrianne Dianne Isabelle R. Saldua Alibata During the pre-Hispanic period, the Philippines had a simple type of culture; the type of education being taught was basic, and it was taught in the standard alphabet, Alibata or Baybayin. As for their living circumstances, they lived in small areas that were spread out called Balangays or Barangays. The Filipinos were mainly concerned with agriculture and paid little or no attention to building structures like churches, temples and places for self-gratification.
View full content series Women are now found in occupations, industries and roles previously regarded as the sole prerogative of men.
For example, there is evidence to indicate that companies with higher numbers of female board members perform better financially than those with fewer women. Joy et al There have been many structural obstacles to women competing on a level playing field in the employment arena.
One topical example can be seen in the procedural blockages to the appointment of women Bishops in the Anglican Church, which has only been overcome this week. However, equally disabling have been cultural and personal perceptions of the roles of women in the workplace.
Culturally, workplaces seem to have continually favoured men over women. Traditionally those entrusted with the management of organisations have been keen to appoint someone who will fit in with their organisational culture, i.
Confidence v cognition On a personal note, it is often argued that women lack confidence in the workplace and therefore are increasingly reluctant to put themselves forward for promotion.
It is worthwhile noting that the number of women entering graduate recruitment management schemes is not that much different from the number of men, but if we track progression through middle management to senior management, the numbers of women progressively decline.
Research has shown that when making self-assessments of work related performance, women use a more complicated platform of judgements. This sophistication in self-assessment may translate into the lack of self-confidence which is so often cited as holding women back.
The assumptions underpinning these concepts are neatly illustrated in a well-known riddle A man and his son are in a dreadful car crash. Both are rushed to hospital, and the son is immediately sent to the operating theatre for life saving surgery.
However, women with children are viewed in a much more negative light. Not only do they take time out of work to have and care for their children, but on their return they are frequently unable to secure jobs at their previous level of responsibility or reward.
On top of that, working mothers managing families and careers face some specific challenges such as; Finding access to good quality and affordable child care — often a real barrier to managing the duality of home and career for many women.
Changing family relationship patterns — inevitably working mothers have less time to spend on traditionally maternal activities. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it does mean that schedules are tight, and other caring relationships such as child minders, after school clubs also become part of the mix.
It is now widely acknowledged, and pretty much accepted, that there are no differences between men and women in either capability or potential.
However, whilst this is true of all the professions, and broadly across all manufacturing and service sectors, there are still some stark limits to perceived parity. The issue of gender discrimination in the workplace is no less disgraceful than racial or religious discrimination.
The journey is far from over! The strides that have been made have been enormously positive, but as with everything, the situation is complex.
Although pay gaps are narrowing, income inequality is still an unacceptable fact of life. Despite being in a strong or stronger position to lead, change and shape the economic, social and political landscape they are still less likely than men to be associated with leadership positions in spheres such as politics and business.
The issue of gender discrimination in the workplace is no less disgraceful than racial or religious discrimination and its elimination is vital, not only as a matter of fundamental human rights, but also as effective and efficient business practices.
The skills and expertise of women are essential to economic recovery and growth.IN THE WORKFORCE AN UNMET POTENTIAL IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK. WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE Women in the workforce: An unmet potential in Asia and the Pacific.
Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, This will go a long way in leveling the playing field between men and women as well. Understanding the Filipino Values and Culture. Unlike in other Asian countries, women in the Philippines occupy a high status.
Equality with men is a birthright of the Filipino women. Unlike her Western sisters, they didn’t have to march the streets to be heard. Women are highly respected in the Philippines. Motivated by the women's rights movement and various other movements gender roles have begun to change, resulting in the changing economic landscape, women entering the workplace and many more.
Traditionally, men and women had completely opposing roles, men were seen as the provider for the family and women were seen as the caretakers of both.
Mar 21, · Is gender inequality really so low in the Philippines? 21 March Author: Fiona MacPhail, UNBC The global gender gap index measures the difference between men and women’s access to resources and opportunities rather than the total level of attainment. For example, the Philippines and Norway achieved the same rank of one.
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