WASHINGTON The Covid-19 epidemic as well as the climate crisis and the rise of authoritarianism along with conflicts across the globe has led to an increase in the gender gap according to Indian-American Geeta Rao Gupta .
Gender Inequality Has Increased, Says US Ambassador-At-Large Global Women’s Issues Nominee
Gupta is the President’s choice for the post of ambassador-at-large to the world for women’s issues. In her confirmation hearing Thursday in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Gupta, an expert in the field of gender and women’s issues, stated that she was happy to be an US citizen and a first-generation immigrant . She has a close group of women who are professionals, who each have dedicated their lives to helping their communities. And they come from a male-dominated family who were supportive of them in every way. “If you examine the world of today, and the gender situation for women is dire, in the case of indicators of gender equality indicate that inequality has increased,” she said.
“We have made a regress on gender equality due to the dangers we face in the present such as the Covid-19 virus, which has prevented women from entering being employed and the climate crisis and the increasing authoritarianism, and the conflict around the globe,” she said in answer to a query from senator According to Gupta she has identified a myriad of inequalities and humiliations that women face across the globe that hold women from fully participating in the global economy. “They are vulnerable to their security and are subject to an apprehension of violence every day and this affects their mobility.
In times of conflict and emergencies or humanitarian crises, they are especially vulnerable in both terms of their safety as well as in terms of being capable of looking after their families and provide for their families,” she said. “The priority for the Office of Global Women’s Issues today are appropriate in light of the realities of the world of today, as it is focused on advancing women’s opportunities and security in the economy and focuses on expanding the women’s security and peace agenda, and on preventing and responding to violence based on gender,” she stated. Noting that women have vital roles in family and community and community levels, she informed lawmakers that they are primary caregivers and mothers of their children.
They are the primary providers and processors and consumers of food and they earn income as well as the leaders in the communities they live in, she explained. “Yet they have disadvantages in having access to productive resources like work and education and income, land, and more. They are at a disadvantage in being able to fully perform their role,” she said. “So in disadvantaging them in this manner, you’re not only hindering them however, you’re also limiting their families and their homes, their communities and the economies of nations as a whole,” she said. “So by disadvantaging them in this way, you’re hindering them and in turn limiting their families, households as well as their communities and the economies of nations as a whole,” she said. “From those women who run businesses in Kenya or India who manage small-scale enterprises with having limited accessibility to banking services to the courageous women of Liberia who fought against overwhelming odds to call for peace for their communities and families I’ve witnessed women make use of the resources they have to care their families with food and shelter and other people,” she added.
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“From female entrepreneurs from Kenya as well as India who run small-scale enterprises despite having limited access to banking services to courageous women of Liberia who fought against overwhelming odds to call for peace for their communities and families I have witnessed women utilize the few resources available to care their families with food and shelter as well as protect the interests of others” She said. She informed lawmakers that she completed her doctoral dissertation in India in order to better understand the challenges women face when pursuing an occupation, which eventually led her to an occupation that focuses on addressing the discrimination faced by women. Born in Mumbai, Gupta was awarded an PhD in Psychology from Bangalore University and a Master of Philosophy as well as a Master of Arts degree from The University of Delhi in India.