Gender consciousness among students of higher education

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Abstract

Gender equality and justice is a widely-discussed issue among various groups. Gender equality is an equal condition between men and women in terms of existence, empowerment and participation in all fields of life, both domestic and public. This study examined college students' knowledge and awareness of various gender inequality issues. A quantitative study was conducted with 256 respondents. The results of this study indicated that college students' awareness on various gender issues is quite diverse. Gender knowledge and awareness of the issue of early marriage among girls, domestic violence, women's rights in the working industry, women's reproductive rights, sexual harassment on campus, cases of maternal and infant mortality, are quite high. A small number of students agree to polygamy marriage. They consider this issue as a serious problem that needs to be fought by student organisations to provide input to local government and national government policies. Students' knowledge of the practice of circumcision among girls is quite low, so they consider that this issue is not a serious problem that needs to be discussed. This shows the importance of gender education among college students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-1006
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • College students
  • Gender
  • Knowledge
  • Woman

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