Sex Segregation

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A controversial policy of separating people by gender, often understood to be in public places. Critics of sex segregation contend that it is a violation of human rights; supporters argue it is necessary to maintain decency, modesty, female safety, or the family unit
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In particular I will examine the question of whether practices such as gender segregation necessarily disempower women.
They discovered that the statistical proof on gender segregation only shows up when the sample is tested before the agency places candidates in the queue for an interview.
With the passing of time, gender segregation became a common practice in mosques, with very few imams working against that norm.
This nonfiction narrative includes the history of the veil and gender segregation and describes Iran's rich history of storytelling with three sections devoted to Iranian female authors, including Simin Behbahani, Tahirih Qurratul'Ayn, and Forugh Farrokhzad.
The aim is to counter gender stereotyping and increase women's participation and leadership, prevent gender segregation of labour markets and maintain investments in social protection and social policies that enable women and men to reconcile work and family responsibilities.
Its officers patrol the country's streets making sure shops are closed at prayer times, that people are modestly dressed, and strict gender segregation is observed.
The town has become a focus of friction between secular Jews and ultra-Orthodox men demanding strict gender segregation and "modest" dress for women.
Although Western media tend to be stereotypical and superficial in its coverage of Saudi women - primarily covering the driving ban, veiling and gender segregation - it also brings international attention to women's issues, which puts pressure on public authorities.
Religious police patrol the streets regularly to ensure gender segregation and that women are dressed modestly.
ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): While unearthing the causes of prevalent sexual harassment in public institutions and private places, students terms gender segregation as a major reason behind of unlawful and immoral acts of harassment.
Summary: Religious police patrol the streets regularly to ensure gender segregation and that women are dressed modestly.