Failure to recognise that the roles and responsibilities of women/girls and men/boys are ascribed to, or imposed upon, them in specific social, cultural, economic and political contexts.


Additional notes and information

Gender-blind projects, programmes, policies and attitudes do not take into account these different roles and diverse needs. They therefore maintain status quo and will not help transform the unequal structure of gender relations.


Resources on gender blindness in EIGE's Resource & Documentation Centre


United Nations Statistics Division – UNSD. Global Gender Statistics Programme. Available at: