Gender equality around us By: Muslim Borchashvili

Women can do everything that men can and they even do it better. They also can do many things that men cannot. But it is a fact that their work is not appreciated as much as men’s, although they have to sacrifice a lot for their family and career. It is said: “A woman’s place is in the home.” What do you think?

Pankisi Valley is my valley, where both men and women are equal and both sexes are equal. As you know, Pankisi valley used to be known for various stereotypes, and one of them was gender inequality. People from different cities and countries said that girls and women are oppressed in Pankisi valley, but this is not true. Women in Pankisi valley are very important and have a high role in the family as men.

Women and men have had different roles in the community since the beginning. Under modern pretexts these differences are slowly converging.

Secondly, it has been argued that women are less appreciated in society due to their traditional roles in the home. This statement is true to a certain extent because it largely depends on the society. In certain traditional societies in Africa, females working is frowned upon and is seen as neglecting the family, whereas in Afghanistan, in general, females are allowed to do little else but stay at home, being a housewife.

At any time in Pankisi valley you will see that women are employed more than men. Women are free to come out and have their say. We can understand that there is gender equality in Pankisi Valley from the fact that all the schools in Pankisi Valley have female teachers and principals. Even the trustee of our valley is a woman. So, women have a great role in the development of the valley.

A woman’s value is largely dictated by the society, culture and history.

For example, in Pankisi valley gender equality was not valuable but today in 21 century some stereotypes have broken and gender equality is valuable also it is important, so we can say that women can do everything how men, woman can say her opinion, women can study, women can work how men.