Gender Equality Awareness of Indonesian Students in Time of Covid-19 Pandemic

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Hotmaulina Sihotang, et. al


Globally, there are still many women who are not literate and do not go to school. Their limited access and opportunities to get an education are often due to intertwined economic and cultural factors. However, constraints remain specially for the young women and girls to participate in higher education. During Covid-19 pandemic, the massive change in roles and responsibilities between men and women brings possibilities to improve gender equality among people. Such situation would be possible with the awareness on daily gendered social practices which will then encourage activism to bring positive change to the community. The paper examines gender equality awareness index of Indonesian students in time of Covid-19 pandemic. The study uses quantitative approach. Data collected from 463 respondents, consisting of 62.4% female and 37.6% male repondents. Result of this study shows that gender equality awareness in Higher Education participation of students in time of Covid-19 pandemic decreases from 3.1793 to 1.8002 after pandemic covid-19. Futhermore, there are  positive changing for gender-based economy participation from 2.1605 to 2.4352 after the pandemic. In reproductive health aspect, the index is relatively constant with 3.2408 before the pandemic to 3.2354 after the pandemic.

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