What is Gender?
Gender is the distinction between women & women by socio-cultural factors. On the other hand,
the distinction between women and men by biological features is defined as Sex.
"Gender" or "Sex"?
Women gives birth to a baby
Child rearing is the work of women.
Sex: Biologcal differences between men and women. Given by birth.
Gender: Socially constructed differences between women and men. Obtained through living
in a certain society or culture. Can be changed if it is wished.
Relationship Between Gender and Development
Women compromises two-third of the illiterate population (900 million) in the world. Women
comprise 70% of the poor population in the world.