substantive gender equality

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Definition

Combination of formal gender equality with equality of outcome, meaning that equality in law, equal opportunities and equal treatment of women and men are complemented by equality in impact, outcome or result.

See also: formal gender equality; equality of outcome

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CEDAW Committee. General Recommendations and the committee’s Concluding Observations. Available at:

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cedaw.pdf

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1401