Hot issue: Gender Equality and Gender Equity


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Gender Tool Box
November 2016
As long as the struggle for gender equality has existed, there have also been discussions and debates about what the concept gender equality mean and how it should be used. What is the goal, how do we reach this and who are included? Sometimes, similar concepts are used interchangeably – be it for lack of knowledge or by purpose. A concept that is relatively often used as an alternative to gender equality is gender equity. The aim of this brief is to clarify the difference between gender equality and gender equity, and to explain why Sida uses gender equality.

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