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Gender Equality: Information, News, Publications

Updated/Revised Date: 17th Jul 2022
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Synopsis: Gender equality is a fundamental human right and is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development.


Gender Equality

Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender. It is achieved through gender neutrality and gender equity. Gender equality means that the different behavior, aspirations, and needs of women and men are considered, valued, and favored equally. It does not mean that women and men have to become the same, but that their rights, responsibilities, and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female.

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Gender equality is a human right.

Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue but a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life to its fullest.

Women are entitled to live with dignity and freedom from want and fear. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making will fuel sustainable economies and benefit society and humanity at large.

Gender equality is one of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights objectives. World bodies have defined gender equality regarding human rights, especially women's rights and economic development.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

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Latest Gender Equality Publications

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Gender Equality Progress Is Stalling thumbnail image.
Gender equality recovers to pre-pandemic levels but pace of progress has slowed with Iceland remaining the most gender-equal country, followed by Norway, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden.
Publish Date: 27th Jul 2023 - Updated: 14th Dec 2023
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Women are consistently underrepresented among editors, and female editors are less likely to publish their research in the journals they edit.
Publish Date: 16th Jan 2023
Men Deterred from HEED Careers Due to Male Gender Bias thumbnail image.
Bias against men in health care, early education, and domestic (HEED) fields have been documented, and the current study sought to gauge the impact of that bias.
Publish Date: 24th Dec 2022
Ending Gender Bias in Internet Algorithms thumbnail image.
Many internet algorithms are based on stereotypes, leading them to associate the sciences with masculinity and the arts with femininity.
Publish Date: 24th Nov 2022 - Updated: 5th Jan 2023
Pursuit of Equality and Remote Work thumbnail image.
A new report from Institute for Gender and the Economy looks at remote work, the pursuit of equality, and the future of work.
Publish Date: 10th Nov 2022

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