Gender Equality in the Perspective of Islam


  • Putri Aldila Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Andy Putra Wijaya universitas ahmad dahlan


Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Gender equality is one of the basic rights that we have as human beings. Human rights regulate that human rights are the rights and freedoms that we have as individuals regardless of race, nationality and gender. The right to get the same recognition as men tends to be difficult for women to obtain, even today. Because the assumption that women are weak creatures is like an ideology for the entire world community. Even the CEDAW rules themselves only received international approval in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly or better known as the United Nations. CEDAW contains many regulations or rules where men and women have the same rights in various aspects, including marriage. Marriage is crucial in the issue of gender equality. Where a man can marry without a wali, while a woman cannot marry without a wali. This is seen as a form of discrimination against women. However, Islam has regulated everything on this earth including marriage. Islam highly upholds the dignity of a woman. The teachings of Islam brought by the Prophet Muhammad SAW so glorify a woman. A wali in marriage is immediately seen as a form of protection for women. And also in economic access, Islam sees that both men and women have the same access rights in the economy both in production, distribution and consumption. The research method used is descriptive qualitative method, which can provide an overview of the issue of gender equality in the perspective of Islam. In Islam, all problems have been resolved in the Koran and hadith. In terms of gender equality, Islam has also regulated it in such a way that there is still an element of justice in it, both for men and women.