Uburinganire n’amahirwe angana

Gender equality and gender equity

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A choice of images to explain gender equality and gender equity

This is a well known image. We made it more gender sensitive and suitable to East Africa. There are two varieties: the fence and the three images about reaching a cooperative.

Ibijyanye na byo

Uburinganire bw’ibitsina byombi bisobanuye ko ibitsina byombi bifite amahitwe angana, aho bombi bashobora kureba ibiri inyuma y’uruzitiro kandi ko bombi bashobora kugera kuri koperative. Kugira ngo ibi bigerweho, ingamba zo gutanga amahirwe angana n’ibikorwa bibishimangira birakenewe.

Ingamba zo gutanga amahirwe angana n’ibikorwa bibishimangira bishatse kuvuga guha abantu ibyo bakeneye kugirango bagire icyo bigezaho.

Ishusho igaragaza uruzitiro: Guhabwa amahirwe angana byagezweho hifashishijwe amasanduku atanganya ingano. Ibi bikaba bisobanura ubwoko bunyuranye bw’ubufasha buri muntu ashobora gukenera.

Ishusho ya koperative: Kugira aho gusiga umwana no kugira igare ryo kugutwaza umuzigo uremereye bifasha umugore gukora akazi neza nk’umugabo yagakora.

Mu by’ukuri, hashobora kubaho inzitizi n’imbogamizi mu nzira yo kugira amahirwe angana. Ibi bisobanuye neza mu ishusho ya gatatu yerekana abantu baharanira kugera kuri koperative.

About the concepts

Gender equality means that both sexes have the same opportunities, they are able to look over the fence and reach the cooperative together. To achieve this, equity measures or affirmative action may be needed.

Equity measures or affirmative action means giving people what they need in order to be successful.

The fence image: equity is achieved using boxes of different sizes. These symbolise the various types of support each individual might need.

The cooperative image: having a nursery to take care of children, and having a bicycle to carry heavy loads, helps women to perform on the same level as men.

In reality, there may be many hurdles along the road to equality. This is symbolised in the third image showing people striving to reach the cooperative.

Gerry van der HulstUburinganire n’amahirwe angana / Equity and Equality