Different notions of what it means to be a woman, including patterns of conduct linked to a women’s assumed place in a given set of gender roles and relations. 

See also: masculinities

Additional notes and information

It involves questioning the values and norms that traditionally apply to women’s behaviour in a given society, identifying and addressing issues connected to women’s and girls’ subordination as well as related discriminatory gender stereotypes that sustain gender inequality.


Definition developed by EIGE experts.