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A point, matter or dispute concerning the capabilities, societal roles or other differences and divisions between women and men, especially the relative weight of biological and physical difference versus culture and socialization as a cause of those distinctions. (Source: GEMET - ISEP / RHW)

The state of being male or female with an emphasis on culturally and socially constructed differences in roles and behavious. (Source: draft based on Oxford Dictionary)


Alternative labels:
gender equality

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with gender

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with gender. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Stockholm Convention
Nagoya Protocol
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly

Learning resources

Chemicals and Waste
gender, mercury
gender course image
Environmental Governance
gender, human rights