Glossary Term

Gender Equity

The process of being fair to women and men is known as gender equity. Gender equity calls for those who are in disadvantaged positions to have a fair share of the benefits of development as well as the substantive responsibilities in society. This means giving to those who have less on the basis of needs, and introducing special measures and interventions to compensate for the historical and social disadvantages that prevent women and men from operating on a level playing field. Equity leads to equality.