EIGE's Gender Equality Glossary & Thesaurus is a specialised terminology tool focusing on the area of gender equality.

It aims to foster a common understanding of gender equality terms across the EU and promote gender-fair and inclusive language to improve equality between women and men.

The concepts and definitions found in this glossary were published in 2016, and some may be out-of-date. EIGE is currently looking into which terms may need to be updated in the future.


Over 400 terms of EIGE’s Glossary and Thesaurus are now available in five languages of EU candidate countries and potential candidates: Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian , Serbian (in Latin and Cyrillic alphabet for Serbia as well as for Bosnia and Herzegovina) as well as in Ukrainian.

Read more about the Glossary & Thesaurus

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How to search for terms?

  • A-Z index

    Use the alphabetical search option

  • Browse

    through the domains and microthesauri

  • Search

    by typing a word or phrase