A generalised view or preconception about groups that results from the ascription of attributes, characteristics or roles based on one or more grounds.
See also: gender stereotypes
Cusack, S. (2013). Gender Stereotyping as a Human Rights Violation: Research Report. Prepared for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Available at: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Women/WRGS/StudyGenderStereotyping...