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Gender Equality

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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.

Key Vocabuary

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  • 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)

Let's Have A Discussion!

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Do you think there is gender equality in your country?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Gender Equality
  • 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?

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