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Gender

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:53 PM
 

Refers to roles, behaviours, attributes and opportunities that society considers appropriate for women and men. Genders are socially constructed, learned through socialization processes and vary across culture/societies and change over time.


Gender Equality

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:53 PM
 

Refers to equal access to social goods, services and resources and equal opportunities in all spheres of life for all genders.


Gender equity

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:53 PM
 

Refers to the fair allocation of resources, responsibilities and power without discrimination on the basis of gender.


Gender Impact Assessment (GIA)

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:55 PM
 

An assessment of the differential impacts of a policy on all genders, sometimes called gender analysis. The goal is to prevent unintended negative consequences and to enhance intended positive gender equality outcomes. A gender impact assessment (GIA) is ideally carried out before a policy is adopted, but it can also serve as an evaluation tool.


Gender Justice

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:54 PM
 

Generally understood to be more than gender equality and equity. Gender justice requires fair distribution and recognition, along with an end to hierarchical gender relations and the transformation of societal and economic systems and structures.


Gender-responsive climate policy

by Henne Müller - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6:55 PM
 

Climate policies that take into account gender specific differences, needs and interests and aim to transform existing gender norms, roles and relations with the ultimate goal of achieving gender equality.