Topic 2 What is Gender Equality?

Gender equality is one of the European Union’s core principles, enshrined in its treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFR). Gender equality means that all genders are free to pursue whatever career,  lifestyle choice, and abilities they want without discrimination. Their rights,  opportunities, and access to society are not different based on their gender. Through research, gender equality can be defined as a fundamental human right,something that is essential in order to live in a peaceful and fair society.

Gender equality does not mean that all genders are the same and should  necessarily be treated exactly the same. Instead, it means that each person’s  dreams and needs are valued not according to their gender (Human Rights  Career)

The term used from The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women  refers to gender equality as a prerequisite for development and peace. In order for this to happen, it is necessary for us to be committed to the cause and work for ourselves, our children and the challenges of the 21st century.

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