gender relations

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1207

Definition

Gender relations are the specific subset of social relations uniting women and men as social groups in a particular community, including how power – and access to/control over resources – is distributed between the sexes. Gender relations intersect with all other influences on social relations – age, ethnicity, race, religion, etc. – to determine the position and identity of people in a social group. Since gender relations are a social construct, they can be transformed over time to become more equitable.

See also: gender contract; gender power relations