gender-neutral legislation

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1192

Definition

Legislation that is drafted in universal terms, ignoring gender-specific situations and power relations between women and men that underpin sex-and gender-based discrimination, including gender-based violence against women.

The scrutiny of gender-neutral laws that treat women and men alike is necessary in order to evaluate whether they will hinder or accelerate gender equality and eliminate sex- and gender-based discrimination.

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