What if we switched roles? Arab youth experiments with gender stereotypes
In the Middle East and North Africa region, gender stereotypes are deeply rooted and affect women’s rights and access to work, political participation, freedom of mobility and safety from physical violence. For International Women’s Day this year, UN Women reached out to the region’s youth to challenge stereotypes by seeing the world from each other’s perspectives. The results were revealing. Approximately 67% of the male participants who were asked how it felt to put themselves in a woman’s shoes expressed feeling oppressed, scared or grateful for being men. Meanwhile, 60% of the female participants said men had to the right to whatever they wanted and feared nothing. Click here to know more.