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Title: Achieving Gender Equity at the Workplace: the experiences of working students of the Zimbabwe Open University
Authors: Chiome, C
Chindanya, A
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (1C), p. 180-186
Abstract: The study sought the experiences of working students of the Zimbabwe Open University on ways of achieving gender equity at the workplace. The research was qualitative as the questionnaire used as a data-gathering instrument had open-ended sections that yielded qualitative data. The research employed the descriptive survey design. In this study, a sample of 206 working distance education students was extracted using the stratified random sample in which departments and gender formed the strata. The study found out that gender equity at organisational level could be achieved by creating a gender sensitive environment, attitudinal changes, gender responsive culture, and full participation of women. Above all gender issues at organisational level must not be treated in isolation, but must include empowerment policies, human rights and H.I.V.AIDS. The working students went further to prescribe a gender friendly curriculum, equality before the law and unlimited access to gender sensitive information. The study among others recommended that wide access to gender friendly literature, extensive outreach programmes targeting all sexes, women advancement programmes and a participatory environment at the workplace must be put in place to enable gender equity to prevail at the organisational level.
License: http://www.oceandocs.org/license
URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/166
ISSN: 2347-5374 (online)/ 2347-9493 (print)
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