practical gender needs of women (PGNs)


The practical gender needs (PGNs) of women are the needs women identify in their socially accepted roles in society. Practical gender needs do not challenge, although they arise out of, gender divisions of labour and women’s subordinate position in society. These needs are a response to immediate perceived necessity, identified within a specific context. They are practical in nature and often stem from inadequacies in living conditions such as water provision, healthcare and employment.

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International Labour Organization and SEAPAT (South-East Asia and the Pacific Multidisciplinary Advisory Team). OnLine Gender Learning & Information Module: Unit 1: A conceptual framework for gender analysis and planning.