UNDERSTANDING GENDER

The cause for gender equality is one that leaves many confused as to what it exactly en-tells. It is important to have a sound understanding of gender because of the unequal gender power relations that exist in most countries today as a result of cultural and social norms.

Women are often disadvantaged economically, politically, legally and socially, mostly due to lack of knowledge, poverty and environments that are not enabling for them to thrive. To help make the subject of gender a lot easier to understand, here are a few key terms and principles you must know, with leads from Patricia Made and Colleen Morna’s Diversity in Action…

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