Gender stereotypes and norms are root causes of societal inequalities and gender-based discrimination, which in turn can translate into shunted life experiences and very serious life situations. These can include, but are not limited to gender-based poverty and violence, unequal access to justice, and education, pay and pension gaps.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has been actively promoting gender equality during its 30 years of existence. The Institute has now published a brief outlining our methods and results and the lessons learned in working to promote gender equality.
On a continuum, these experiences influence everybody’s life. Gender is always present and must be taken into account at all times.
The Institute seeks to address human rights and gender equality together, concentrating on their common and complimentary aspects. This approach comes from an understanding that gender equality and non-discrimination are human rights, and that human rights include gender-related human rights.
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