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Measures targeted at a particular group and intended to eliminate and prevent discrimination or to offset disadvantages arising from existing attitudes, behaviours and structures.
Additional notes and information
(1) European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men; (2) Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe (2015). Gender Equality Glossary; (3) Council Conclusions on the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women and gender equality, 2013. Available at: