IE3 Seminar ICC: Lesson 12
We've almost finished our course, and will be starting our presentations in next week's lesson!
We finished our unit on nonverbal communication for the first part of our lesson. We continued with the different types of nonverbal communication. We discussed (a) para-language: (b) silence; (c) haptics; (d) physical appearance and clothing; and (e) olfactics.
Women and Culture:
We then moved on to our last unit on the role gender plays in different cultures. We discussed the limitations of traditional gender roles and then look at how gender equality is measured in different countries. There are a variety of indexes, such as the United Nations' Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) and the Gender Empowerment Measure (GMI). Both of these indexes are combined in an annual global report called the Global Gender Gap. With this report, we looked at Japan's ranking. For your blog comment, you'll need to choose one country and explain its gender gap ranking.
In next week's lesson, we'll finished our unit on women and culture with a focus on violence towards women in different cultures.
1. Complete your presentation
Blog Question #11:
*Write 150-200 words.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Monday, July 6 by 6:00pm.
7/4/2015 01:48:58 am
The country I chose is India. There are gender inequalities in several important ways in India and it is low gender equality society. India ranks 114 out of 142 countries in the Global Gender Report 2014. On Economic Participation, there is large wage inequality between male and female and labor force participation rate is also unequal. On Education, the female literacy rate is lower than the male literacy rate. On Health, sex ratio at birth of female is little bit lower than male, but healthy life expectancy of female is higher than male. On Political, there is huge gap between male and female, particularly in the female-to male ratio of parliament and ministerial positions.
7/4/2015 06:59:13 pm
The country I chose is Yemen. In this country, there is a very high gender inequality and is ranked 142 out of 142 countries in 2014. If a women works in Yemen, they can only earn up to about 30% of what man makes. Also, woman have small job choices and the number of female legislators were only 2 out of 100 people. In Yemen, 16% of the woman cannot afford to go to primary schools and only 61% of the woman can write words. In terms of health issues, it is a surprise to say that there no inequality in the expectations of healthy life, however, the number is still low comparing to the world. Lastly, in political areas, women have so far never been the head of Yemen, and there is no woman that is in the parliament. However there are 9 woman in ministerial position out of 100 men and women and is still a very low rate. Comparing Yemen’s ranking in 2006 to 2014. The inequality rate has actually increased to 0.51 (2014) from 0.46 (2006). However, the world ranking has showed a decrease, to 142 (2014) from 115 (2006). Due to traditional and custom reasons, women are still considered inferior, which is one of the reasons for this ranking. “The gender inequality is still hard to be improved, however woman employment has very slightly improved then before”, claims Ramzia Al Eryani, chairwoman of the Yemen Women’s Union.
7/4/2015 08:33:10 pm
The country I chose is Korea Rep. Although Korea is one of developed country, there are several inequality especially in economic participation and opportunity, and political empowerment. I think this situation is very similar to Japan. However Korea has 2 female head of state in last 50 years and now the president is female. Women in Korea earn half amount of money that men earn. Moreover only 12% of legislators, senior officials and managers are women.
7/5/2015 01:28:40 pm
7/5/2015 03:15:55 pm
The country I’ve chosen is Singapore. The Global Gender Report says Singapore is 59th out of 142 countries in 2014. It is second highest in Asia. It isn’t too high but since the ranking, there is high gender equality in Singapore. However, they have gained their ranking recently. Their ranking was 65th and they had got higher ranking every year. They once marked 55th in 2010 but since then they have gained their ranking recently.
7/5/2015 05:19:02 pm
The country I chose is Kenya. Kenya got pretty high in rankings, number 37 out of 142 countries. The position can be considered that the country has more equality compared to other countries. However, when we look at the details, there are both equality and inequality in different fields. On Economic Participation and Opportunity, Kenya got number nine. All labor force participation, wage equally and estimated earned income have ranked within fifty. However on Educational Attainment, Kenya got number 115. Although primary education are equally provided, after primary education there are inequality between male and female for enrolment in education. Literacy rate is 112, leaving large gap between men and women. On health and survival part, sex ratio at birth is ranked number one, though healthy life expectancy is number 90. On political empowerment, although there are no female head of state, there are women in parliament and ministerial positions, and is ranked 19 on women in ministerial positions.
7/5/2015 06:48:55 pm
The country I chose is Egypt. There is pretty high gender inequality between men and women in this country. Egypt ranked 129 out of 142 countries which is a pretty low rank with a score of 0.606 of equality. On the field of economic participation and political empowerment, women definitely have a hard time compared to men. Women have low participaion in labor force and there have been only a few as legislators, senior officials and managers. Also, there has been no female head of state for the past 50 years in Egypt. However, talking about education attainment, women have fairly high scores as men. It seems like there's equality in education. On the other hand, looking at the health and survival, women have a higher life expectancy.
7/5/2015 06:54:26 pm
I chose the United States from the Global Gender Report 2014 to write about. The gender gap index 2014 score was 0.746, which represents the United States is in top 20 place out of 142 countries. And the U.S. Position of women is high, especially in economic participation and opportunity. Estimated earned income is as same as men, and that ranked the top place in 142 countries. Also, professional and technical workers got top place, and that even surpassed men.
7/5/2015 06:59:17 pm
The country I chose is Rwanda. It ranked at 7 out of 142, so there is a relatively high gender equality in that country. Something particular about Rwanda is that its economic participation and opportunity is high rank although its health and survival is low rank. This means they work very hard, both men and women but in bad health condition. You can tell they suffer from poverty.
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