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What is Gender Equity

Handbook of Research on Global Institutional Roles for Inclusive Development
Refers to the fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities between women and men. The concept recognizes that women and men have different needs and power, and that these differences should be identified and addressed in a manner that rectifies the imbalance between the sexes.
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Entrepreneurship: Higher Education and Gender – Equity and Access for Inclusive Development
Teresa Dieguez (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-2448-3.ch004
Sustainable development has become a buzzword in all fields and domains. Since the Brundtland Report, several attempts to exactly define the meaning of it appeared, even if not always consensual, inclusive, or convergent. However, SD is a holistic notion, encompassing economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental dimensions. Inclusive development is one of the 17 central elements of the Sustainable Development Goals. It follows the United Nations Development Programme's human development approach and joins in the standards and values of human rights. The chapter aims to reflect on the gender inequality problematic and explore how higher education can have an important role on this ongoing process. After a literature review, a co-creation project in IPCA, Portugal is presented. Conclusion seems to point out that education for entrepreneurship, namely through active learning methodologies, can develop the needed 21st century skills, especially if learned in active entrepreneurial education systems and oriented to reach inclusive sustainable development.
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Female Managers in the Healthcare Organizations
It is defined as “the equal participation of women and men in all aspects of social life”. It is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
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Education for Gender Equality in Teacher Preparation: Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Practice in Spanish Higher Education
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The fair and equitable treatment of women and men regarding their rights, responsibilities, benefits, and opportunities, considering their respective needs.
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Conceptualizing Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment in the 21st Century
It is the means to achieve the goal of gender equality, where there is fairness of treatment for women, men and sexual minorities, according to their respective needs.
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Growing Women Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries in South Africa
Gender equality is an important human right which need not to be violated, hence advancing gender equality is crucial in creation of healthy society, from reducing poverty to promoting the health, education, and well-being of men and women. Gender equality can be defined as the equitable access and use of resources, equitable participation in decision making, and equal power sharing in political arenas (Rolleri, 2012 AU107: The in-text citation "Rolleri, 2012" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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Gender Impact on Adult Education
A social condition whereby males and females have the same opportunities and constraints in participating in and contributing to society.
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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace: A Gloomy Picture of the Indian Economy
It is a process which implies the fairness of treatment for both male and female according to their respective requirements. Generally it means equal participation of men and women in all aspects of social life. Equity ensures that men, women, boys and girls have equal chance at the starting point as well as reaching the finishing line. It refers to the fair and just treatment to all human beings irrespective of sexes.
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A Critical Review of Gender Parity and Voice Dispossession Among Executive Women in Higher Education Leadership
Gender equity involves fairness, equivalent treatment and opportunities, equivalent economic advancement, empowerment, and respect for ability, aspiration, and advancement without the limitations often imposed within imbalanced power domains.
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