Gender Equality! By Psalmie Rankin Udo

1. "Gender equality entails the concept that all human beings, both men and women, are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by stereotypes, rigid gender roles and prejudices.
Gender equality means that the different behaviour, aspirations and needs of women and men are considered, valued and favoured 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.
Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities."
— ABC Of Women Worker's Rights And Gender Equality, ILO, 2000. p. 48.
2. "Gender equality means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections.
It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men, be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike."
Gender equality is now the 5th of 17 sustainable development Goals of the United Nations. as at 2017.
Gender inequality is also measured annually by the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Reports.
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