Social Movements And Its Effect On Transforming And Integrating Effective Changes Into Practice Revolving Around Gender Equality

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Gender has a significant role in our daily lives as well as our creating and shaping of ourselves and what we identify with, who we identify as, and how we relate to others and the social culture of which we are a part of. A person’s gender relationship with the greater society in which they live touches on virtually all aspects of one’s life and permeates the social, political, and economic structures with which they interact. Therefore, acknowledging this as a society and recognizing the need to both understand and incorporate this knowledge into practice, particularly when it comes to the helping fields such as social work, is an integral part of achieving effective change towards gender equality and equitable relocation of one’s social location within the greater societal culture.

In the article, “Why gender matters in activism: feminism and social justice movements”, Manjima Bhattacharjya, Jenny Birchall, Pamela Caro, David Kelleher, and Vinita Sahasranaman (2013) examine three social movements and their effect on transforming and integrating effective changes into practice revolving around gender equality that supports a liberation lens, as well as challenges that still remain within the system regarding the issue. When examining social work practice through a liberation lens, looking at the use of social movements to achieve internal and external change within societal structures and institutions is particularly useful to gaining a better understanding of the…

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