For decades, women have experienced abuse of inequality. Both men and women’s beliefs have prevailed and by far women have manged to creep into the gender equality spectrum. Gender has been an existent issue for as far as world politics is concerned although there is a rapidly increasing literature on gender in world politics. However society has continuously neglected gender issues that still affect society to an extreme measure. Theorists of this notion have diverse explanation of this subject. In fact, gender is one of the concepts politics teaches and therefore gender analysis is one of the ways through which society can  be educated about the global economy and how it affects men and women respectively.

A renowned feminist and scholar on the topic of “gender”argues in the contemporary constructivist  approach and asserts, “power is codified at all levels globally”. Prugl ( 1999) strengthens this argument by emphasizing that developing countries must understand women’s contribution to the international institution worker’s right. Automatically, this feminist approach clearly eliminates gender inequality internationally although women still face gender inequality in  various parts of the world.Women are particularly less advantaged in seeking more opportunities than men.  Glass ceiling instigates this in every way.  Therefore, there are more unemployment rates soaring for women than men according to the International Labour Organization Report. It is shocking and sad to know that women still hit glass ceiling in this global era. To conceptualize this, gender, age and ethnicity at times hinders their advancement especially in work places. the consequences of glass ceiling usually result to unemployment of the female gender across the globe.  (2008, International Labour Organization)


Today the gender gap between women is as twice high as of those for men. There’s a possibility that global politics would be more advanced if gender and women’s experiences were categorically analyzed. A reformulated perception by early feminists confronted the discipline in a hypothesis was reflected. Dunne, Tickner and Sjoberg (2009) 

Standing (2002) argument also stems from a number of factors that advance equality in the 21st century. He argues that a good society should be just enough to equalize basic security which encompasses basic income security, opportunity and wealth. However in today’s global world, everyone of needs a sense of basic income security to live a standard life. since women are still unequal to men in some societies at present, there is no way women will live a normal life which is so wrong at so many levels in my opinion because i right to work must be equal and universal.Going back into history, women have been customarily on the boarders of power relations in society. This alone represents a big fraction of people’s chances in one way or the other.  Tickner ( 2009) Government leaders are however faced with massive tasks to balance the inequalities in relation to gender, difference, sexuality and subjectivity. undeniably,capitalism is immortal and its effects are horrendous.  Exploitation being the main problem faced by women globally, this comparison goes beyond a reasonable doubt unlike men who are least affected by the problem.


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  • Dunne, T, Kurki, M and Smith, S ( 2007) International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity, Oxford New York, Oxford University Press.
  • International Labour Organization ( 2008) Global Wage Report 2008/2009 Minimum Wages and Collective Bargaining Towards Coherence Policy.
  • Mary, K, Meyer Elizabeth P and Prugl, E ( 1999) Gender in Global Governance. Oxford, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • Standing, G ( 2002) Beyond the New Paternalism: Basic Security as Equality, London Verso.
  • Tickner, A.J ( 2009) Gendering World Politics: Issues Approaches in the Post-Cold War Era, New York, Chichester, West Sussex, Colombia University Press.


Clare Susan Senabulya


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