invisible barriers

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1267

Definition

In relation to gender equality, invisible barriers refer to attitudes and the underlying traditional assumptions, norms and values that prevent women’s empowerment/full participation in society.

See also: glass ceiling

Source(s)

European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men.

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