Problem

Symbolic feminism

Other Names:
Token women's participation
Nature:
International lipservice to women's rights does not necessarily mean more say for women at the grassroots. Groups may boast of women's participation while real participation is restricted to serving coffee to guests and cooking meals for male leaders. Others form women's divisions to become eligible for international funding, but make little attempt to address the issues which really concern women.
Broader Problems:
Sexism
Tokenism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
13.02.2002 – 00:00 CET