Types of needs usually identified in a given society, namely practical gender needs and strategic gender needs.
Additional notes and information
Addressing the practical gender needs of women alone – often related to women’s domestic tasks and concerned with inadequate living conditions – perpetuates the factors which keep women in a disadvantaged position compared to men. Needs related to women’s empowerment are strategic needs that are required to overcome the subordinate position of women.
Resources on gender needs in EIGE's Resource & Documentation Centre
European Union (2005), Glossary of Gender and Development Terms, in Toolkit on Mainstreaming Gender Equality in EC Development Cooperation (Chapter 1, section 3).