equality

Gender equality has been at the heart of European Union (EU) policymaking since the inclusion of the principle of equal pay in the Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community in 1957. Despite the European Union’s persistent and longstanding engagement with gender equality, progress in the area remains limited. Aiming to support more effective policymaking at EU […]

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“Gender is a cultural and social construction, defined by the power relations between men and women, and the norms
and values regarding ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ roles and behaviour. The cultural interpretation and negotiation of
gender is crucial to the identity (including gender identity) of individuals and their communities. Gender is not
universally understood the same way across cultures and it can have multiple definitions in different communities that
go beyond a male-female dichotomy. Gender equality in culture is not immune to the inequalities and discrimination
that permeate other areas of society, and is influenced by a broader context that includes other forms of social
categorization, such as class, race, poverty level, ethnicity, religion, age, disability and marital status, that can compound disadvantages.”

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This document outlines the Action Plan for the Latin American and Caribbean region to work more effectively to address issues of gender inequality in economic opportunities, human development assets, and agency. The general objective is to enhance knowledge and capacity to understand and adddress gender issues that are constraining development and gender equity in the region.

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The UN Economic and Social Council, on the 15th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, bring forward matters calling for attention and areas of progress with respect to the Status of Women.

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This Strategy outline’s tha European Commission’s dedication to equal economic independence, equal pay for equal work, equality in decision-making, an end to gender-based violence, gender equality in external actions, and horizontal issues.

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Including case studies from Brazil, Ecuador, Nepal, and Tanzania, the purpose of this booklet is to describe action research undertaken by WEDO and REDD+ SES related to gender equality and REDD+ initiatives. The action research approach utilizes by WEDO and REDD+ SES moves beyond conceptual discussions of gender equality to focus on incorporating these principles. 

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This report proposes a gender strategy for climate change mitigation and the promotion of low emissions agriculture. The Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security Research Program of CGIAR provides a strategy for assuring that mitigation efforts meet the goals of poverty alleviation and food security, and do so in waye that benefit poor women materially, personally and socially.

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