Our Creative Response to the 5th Goal:    Gender Equality                

Our Creative Response to the 5th Goal:    Gender Equality                

Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018
Fiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

Within the wider goal of improving education worldwide, it is imperative that literacy reads as an essential first priority.

The primary function of education is to help people successfully navigate and contribute to society...

I need to get away. Thoughts crash through my head, an angry torrent of voices. I head towards the door, hands clenching and unclenching. “Honey!” my mom calls from the kitchen. “Honey, where are you going?”

By Kelsey Cashman
By Caroline Sun
Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

Women comprise about 49.6% of the current population, yet hold only 24% of STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) jobs. In today’s fast-paced industrial climate, this percentage is disconcertingly low. As the the next wave of...

By Ilana Arougheti
Poem in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

What is gender?

Is it a label?

It certainly holds a lot of power

Gender determines our role in society...

By Georgia Bernbaum
Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

Did you know that only 6.4% of the Fortune 500 companies in 2017 had female CEOs? Did you also know most women make only 79% of what their male colleagues do? This is what a report by the Democratic staff of the...

By Karen Wu
Fiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

I shivered at the night breeze that nipped at my thin dress. But I slipped along. I have to do this.The packed-together houses -If they could be called that- were ominously silent and dark even though many people lived there, but my familiar house...

By Grace Muresan
Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

In this day and age, you’d think that there would be equal representation for women in most occupations. Unfortunately, studies are finding that female representation in certain occupations are dropping. More and more girls should be...

By Amrita Bhasin
Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

A diverse workplace is where people from different cultures and countries, or with a different race or gender work together. A diverse workplace is the key in every company to a strong, inclusive, and sustainable business. Having diversity in...

By Grace Muresan
Nonfiction in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

What does STEM stand for? The answer is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A new initiative, steam, aims to use art and design in STEM education as well. Unfortunately, there is a clear lack of representation...

By Amrita Bhasin
Poem in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

My darling, what a tough world to bring you into:

Too muddy for a princess,

Too steep for a sprite,

Too risky for a sculpture...

By Ilana Arougheti
Poem in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

I know it gets hard sometimes. It’s not easy to live in a world where everything seems to be against you. Where some of us don’t get the opportunities to learn, where some of us don’t have access to the things we need, where all of us, from the...

By Mofe Akinyanmi
Poem in response to Gender Equality
May 2018

“If you were a boy you could study law.”

If you looked upon me and you saw

The soul of a man’s

My hardworking hands...

By Grace Muresan

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