“Sex refers to the biological characteristics that categorise someone as either female or male.” Source: Reeves, Hazel and Sally Baden (2000). “Gender and Development: Concepts and Definitions”. BRIDGE – Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Retrieved from: http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/sites/bridge.ids.ac.uk/files/reports/re55.pdf
“A social organizing force that encompasses the domains of the biological, intrapersonal, interpersonal and social and that determines a person’s access to and control of opportunities and resources. It is a system of difference and inequality that interacts with other systems such as race and class but is nonetheless distinct from it.” Sylvia Estrada Claudio, M.D.,… Read More What is Gender?
It refers to the roles and responsibilities of men and women that are created in our families, our societies and our cultures. The concept of gender also includes the expectations held about the characteristics, aptitudes and likely behaviours of both women and men (femininity and masculinity). Gender roles are expectations are learned. They can change… Read More What is Gender?
The CSWCD Gender Corner Online is a weblog that presents gender and development facts, concepts and issues made accessible to the general public and particularly to the CSWCD community.… Read More Welcome to the CSWCD Gender Corner Online