Lokxion Poetry House: Are We All Equal Citizens? - Gender
# 18:00 – 20:30 - Wednesday, 11th March 2020; Lokxion Poetry House: Are We All Equal Citizens? - Gender - Nam Magwala & Ziqu Mthethwa
We’ve been bringing people together in communities in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, to interrogate the word ‘Citizen’. We’ve asked people young and old what it means to them, what it inspires and how they think the idea of being an equal citizen relates to local communities, to the country and the wider world. The poets will explore and express their point of view about being a citizen and lead a conversation(s) about the Land, Racism, Education, Gender, Language, Democracy and Youth.
#Gender: Most very serious societal problems in South Africa are deeply gendered problems (such as gender base violence, poverty, land etc.). In 2020, we still reduce certain tasks based on gender. Gender is a primary marker of social and economic stratification and, as a result, of exclusion. Regardless of one’s socioeconomic class, there are systematic gender differences in material well-being, although the degree of inequality varies across countries and over time. As a result, gender inequality is a characteristic of most societies, with males on average better positioned in social, economic, and political hierarchies. For more than two decades, the goal of reducing gender inequality has held a prominent place in international organizations and in national strategy statements. Millennium Development Goal 3 reflects the global attention to the issue of gender inequality and has been providing the impetus for governments to eliminate gender inequality in primary and secondary education by 2005 and in all levels by 2015.
It has been interesting to watch the most perceived democratic country, USA failing to vote woman as president in 2016.
The poet will explore subjects like; Sexism, gender discrimination, Gender inequality