strategic gender interests (SGIs)



Strategic gender interests (SGIs) are identified by women as a result of their subordinate social status, and tend to challenge gender divisions of labour, power and control, and traditionally defined norms and roles. SGIs vary according to particular contexts and may include such issues as legal rights, domestic violence, equal wages, and women’s control over their bodies.


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