Raise Up Issues of Public Role of Women, LP3A Presents Gender Expert from Portugal

Author : Humas | Thursday, October 27, 2016 14:57 WIB
Gender specialists of University of Beyra Interior of Portugal, Maria Johanna Christina Schouten, arepresenting material on gender Kestaraan. Photo: Distya.
Role of women in public space is an issue today. Lembaga Pengkajian dan Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Anak (LP3A)  tried to contribute on the issue through a gender studies by presenting a gender expert from the University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal, Prof Dr Maria Johanna Christina Schouten, in the Senate Meeting Room of UMM , Wednesday (26/10) ,
On this occasion, Maria explained some of the indicators that are critical to the realization of equality of women's roles which are the realization of education for all people, having the recognition at the political level and the level of employment in every sector of employment. "If these indicators are met, then it could be said that one country has been friendly to women," said sociology professor of the University of Beira Interior.
Maria admitted, gender issues have not been a major focus in the affairs of nation. It was printed in the cover of school book in 1958. It is illustrated visually that there are many men and only one woman who was under the men. "Patriarchy or protrusion of the role of men in all aspects of life is very clear at first," said Maria more.
In theme discussion was Gender in Portugal: Gender Equality, the Changing Roles of Women and Family Life. It described that the society Portugal hold on three main aspects. These were religion, country and family. Family aspect had decided Portugal to make a rule that required women to take care the child at least 6 weeks while men was obliged for 10 days.
In another aspect was also changing the rules either in politics or other professions. "Some 65 percent of doctors in Portugal are women and 35 percent of seats in politics has also been occupied by women. Regulation has become one of the evidences of Portugal which began to care for the equal participation of women, "said women who was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Some rules and existing facilities have also begun to illustrate that women have the same rights as men. "Pregnant women in Portugal was given 180 days to take leave even a child until the age of one," said Maria.
The woman who is fluent Bahasa Indonesia also recognized Portugal and Indonesia have the same practice of gender. Maria explained that once Indonesia had Kartini who is called as the emancipation of women heroes. Kartini also broke down the beliefs that a woman should be silence in the kitchen. "I have a lot of studies about Kartini in Portugal, so the context is almost the same as the conditions in Portugal used to be," said the woman who had ever studied anthropology and the social in Indonesia. (Jal / han)


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