Women’s Rights are human rights – Segregation in education

Flair continues its series on women’s rights as discussed by the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and presented in the booklet ‘CEDAW for Jamaicans’.In some Jamaican schools, boys are encouraged to pursue technical subjects, girls are encouraged to pursue domestic subjects and the timetable is created in such a way that a student has to do one or the other.

This situation reinforces gender stereotypes that certain subjects are for boys (metalwork/technical drawing) and for girls (home economics and cosmetology).see more

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