gender inequality

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Definition

Legal, social and cultural situation in which sex and/or gender determine different rights and dignity for women and men, which are reflected in their unequal access to or enjoyment of rights, as well as the assumption of stereotyped social and cultural roles. 

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Source(s)

(1) Independent expert;

(2) European Commission (2004). Toolkit on Mainstreaming Gender Equality in EC Development Cooperation: Section 1: Handbook on Concepts and Methods for Mainstreaming Gender Equality. Available at https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/toolkit-mainstreaming-g...

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1182