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Gender Equality, what does it mean ?

Did you know ? 

                    Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.
                    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. 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. 

Gender Equality & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As of 2017, gender equality is the fifth of seventeen sustainable development goals of the United Nations.Gender inequality is measured annually by the UN Human Development Reports.

Gender Equality, Gender Neutrality, Gender Equity ...
  • Gender equality is the goal, while gender neutrality and gender equity are practices and ways of thinking that help in achieving the goal.
  • Gender parity, which is used to measure gender balance in a given situation, can aid in achieving gender equality but is not the goal in and of itself.
  • Gender equality is more than equal representation, it is strongly tied to women's rights, and requires to eliminate harmful practices against women and girls, include sex trafficking, femicide, wartime sexual violence, and other oppression tactics. 

What about France:
The parity index includes a range from
  • 0.00 = imparity to 1.00 = parity 
  • France = 0.755 ranking at the 17th of 144 countries
  • If France scores very well regarding the health and education parity, the road ahead is still long for economy and politics issues ...