Problem

Gender inequality


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Inequality between the sexes
Inequality between men and women
Inherent sex differences
Misguided social construction of gender
Sexual inequality
Gender gap
Nature:

Gender inequality is the social process by which men and women are not treated as equals. The treatment may arise from distinctions regarding biology, psychology, or cultural norms. Some of these distinctions are empirically-grounded while others appear to be socially constructed.

Gender inequality also affects non-binary people. Studies show the different lived experiences of genders across many domains including education, life expectancy, personality, interests, family life, careers, and political affiliations. Gender inequality is experienced differently across different cultures

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 12:53 CEST