When we explore the situation from a social perspective, it’s necessary to suggest that women have never had a positive eye on them. Stereotypically, they are seen as vulnerable, and identified as an individual, who is not only suited for work that’s typically handled by a man such as construction and driving. As I’ve mentioned earlier, women have always recognized as the stay at home and take care of nothing but their children. It’s fair to say that things need to change, and the tables need to turn, this has slowly begun to happen as men are now willingly taking on women’s tasks such as childcare and nursing. It’s important to understand the framework of the social reform came to light during the 1990s. As a community, we have concrete claims concerning the philosophy that monitors the federal and provincial reforms. In other words the business of government is business. What does this mean? According to P. Armstrong in Women & Social Reform, this outlines the following:
- Governments should operate on business principles adopting methods, developed in the private, for-profit sector.
- The government should not do anything, the private sector can do.
- Governments should promote the for-profit sector, both through a variety of direct and indirect supports, and through the removal of regulations and other forms of intervention that the market.
Generating income is one of the most important aspects in anyone’s life, and with this importance in mind, it’s ideal to mention Armstrong’s claims in Women & Social Reform once more. 15 years ago, in Canada, women were taken into employment through agencies and grants. It’s interesting to see 5.8% of women were working for Government services, in comparison to 6.5% of male workers. Educational services welcomed women with open arms, as 9.7% of women were employed. This is very interesting however; it’s not surprising because only 4.7% of men were in a position within the field of education. Health and social is no different, as women take the lead again by 14% with an outstanding 17.4% and men 3.4%. The last two industries strongly prove just how much the conventional stereotype of women existed, not only in 1996 but also in the 18th century. Women never had an opportunity to speak out; they were always silenced, and put aside as if they didn’t count for anything. They were left to do the one thing they knew best childcare, cooking and cleaning. The silence was finally broken in 1910, according to A. Lavrin, in Women, Feminism & Social Change In Argentina, Chile & Uruguay 1890 -1940s. It wasn’t until 1910, when women started to have a voice, particularly in the world of law. Slowly they became part of an important team of people (men) and eventually gained respect, and listened to. Females of this generation, took role in important debates, discussions and decisions. However, prior to this, women’s role was still questioned between 1915 and 1920.
Women’s lives were considered to be a very important factor, especially during the war, they were identified as agents to change and support the peacemakers. The female gender has shown a huge interest in their involvement with the peacemakers. If they were not so heavily involved with them, for example the leadership and organizations for women and human rights, resulted in women being unnoticed by the international community. Therefore, it is significantly important for everyone. For instance, the purpose of the women leaders within the human rights agency is to keep the international community aware of the on-going conflict happening in Chechnya and continuously growing unpredictability in Russia’s other North republics Caucus
When it comes to the peace process we can easily see the women’s role on peacemaking. Although some difficulties have occurred, women have being so effectively in history. For instance conflicts in Cyprus, Bosnia and Africa women played a crucial factor on negotiation. However they are always in the background when it comes to rebuilding the war-torn society. Its fair to say the international institutions making an effort is being a voice for women that created policy with democratic program entitled ‘Win With Women’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The party program ultimately mission is to accommodate women’s attendance. And also, women have been companied with the DDR as they fighting with forces. With this framework, they have supported the conflicts on Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Rwanda etc. DDR programs should be clearly outlined to show the inequalities between men and women in society. When the notion of DDR is considered, it’s important to understand who does what in a particular community. There are many ways to achieve this goal, however, objectively enlarging the participation of women’s organizations and peace movements in debates. Other institutions designed in Columbia to (FARC) to concentrate on peace talks by the end of the 90s..