Gender equality

definition

The understanding that women and men have equal conditions for realizing their full human rights and for contributing to, and benefiting from, economic, social, cultural and political development.

UNESCO. A Guide for ensuring inclusion and equity in education. Paris: UNESCO, 2017.

example of use

Policies that address gender equality and equity in teacher education and training, support and retention should be at the heart of national education reforms, policies and planning. Since the 1960s a number of initiatives have been taken up to address issues of gender equality so as to ensure that women are both contributors to and beneficiaries of the development process. These include undertaking assessments, formulating various international and regional policy instruments signed and ratified by States, and developing action plans and strategies, particularly at country levels (UNESCO, 2015: 28).

UNESCO. A Guide for gender equality in teacher education policy and practices. Paris: UNESCO, 2015.

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