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 phenomenon in which men and women are not treated equally. The treatment may arise from distinctions regarding biology, psychology, or cultural norms prevalent in the society. Some of these distinctions are empirically grounded, while others appear to be social constructs. Studies show the different experiences of genders across many domains including education, life expectancy, personality, interests, family life, careers, and political affiliation. Gender inequality is experienced differently across different cultures and also affects non-binary people.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST