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Ethan Ramsay

Gender Inequality Challenge

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My story

[p]Let me introduce SALVE international. A charity working tirelessly to rehome street children in Jinja, Uganda. I will be assisting with leading a joint project between the university of Manchester and SALVE, Team Uganda. SALVE will build off community mapping and social enterprise work done this summer by Team Uganda to make their sustainable development projects more sustainable while being better able to redirect those in need who don’t match SALVE’s mandate. SALVE helps kids get off the street, educates them and rehabilitates them through social workers, nurses and volunteers. I’ll be ensuring that Team Uganda runs smoothly, checking that all the volunteers are doing their best while getting the most from their experience.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Laura, who works for SALVE, asked me to do an inequality challenge. I have to admit.... I didn’t have a clue what that meant but I’ve got an open mind. A gender inequality challenge is a way to highlight the gender inequality of the world by experiencing it first hand. So, for a week, I’m going to let women make all of my decisions! This is going to be interesting. I’m not used to submission like this. But I’m ready for the challenge. And for my first day, Laura is going to be calling the shots. The intention is to give me a real feel for the lack of autonomy that many women experience.[/p][p][br][/p][p]So how will this work? Each day, I will choose a woman who will make my decisions for me. In many places, women lack the social power to choose for themselves. I hope this challenge brings attention to this sad reality. And supports advocacy work done internationally to empower all people towards equality. And this is not only limited to location. I will ask an African friend, a South American friend, and a British friend who is in STEM - amongst others - to make my decisions. These are all areas in which women are underrepresented. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I’m a British engineering student. I like designing and building stuff and I also love travelling around. I know that for both of these passions, my gender is an advantage. Let’s be honest, white British males don’t suffer much discrimination. So perhaps it’s about time I get a feel for the way that many people are left to live their lives.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Read about my experience here : http://www.salveinternational.org/2018/04/23/why-im-letting-women-make-my-decisions-for-a-week/[/p]

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Apr 10, 2018


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Apr 5, 2018


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