Gender Equality

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 3, 2022 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Gender equality is the state of equal opportunities and rights for all citizens regardless of gender. This includes equal access to education, health care, economic participation and opportunity, political participation, and social freedoms.

It has been a major goal of global development for decades, with many countries adopting policies and programs to achieve it.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • equality (noun)
  • inequality (noun)
  • discriminate (verb)
  • gender (noun)
  • put up with (phrasal verb)
  • systemic (adjective)
  • mostly (adverb)
  • exagerate (verb)
  • blown something out of proportion (idiom)
  • justify (verb)

Conversation Questions

  • Do you think there is gender equality in your country?
  • Do you think gender equality in your country has improved over the last 50 years?
  • Do you think gender equality will improve in your country during the next 10 or 20 years?
  • Can you think of any countries where there is a lot of gender discrimination?
  • Why do you think gender inequality exists?
  • What do you think people or governments should do to ensure gender equality?
  • Do you think some politicians and activists overstate the gender inequality?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.