gender position

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1199

Definition

The term ‘gender position’ refers to women’s social and economic standing in society relative to men, such as female/male disparities in wages and employment opportunities, unequal representation in the political process, unequal ownership of land and property, and vulnerability to violence (i.e. strategic gender need/interests).

Source(s)

United Nations Development Programme – UNDP (2001). Gender in Development Programme: Learning & Information Pack. Available at: www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/gender/Institutional%20Development...

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