Gender: Definition




Gender refers to the social constructions of women and men, femininity and masculinity, which vary in different times, different places, different age groups and different religions and cultures.


Gender equality:


This term refers to the desirable situation in which individuals are free to develop their abilities and make decisions without being subject to restrictions caused by defined gender roles.


Gender-sensible        research:


In gender-sensitive research, gender is considered along the entire research cycle, including the research question itself.

Gender-specific research:


Gender itself is the object of research.



Gender-blind research:


Gender is not taken into account. This is based on the erroneous assumption that any differences between men and women are not relevant to research per se.


Gender bias:


Gender bias is a hierarchical distinction between men and women that usually favours the possibilities and abilities of men.

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