Gender Roles

A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for a person based on that person's biological or perceived sex. Gender roles are usually centered on conceptions of masculinity and femininity, although there are exceptions and variations. The specifics regarding these gendered expectations may vary substantially among cultures, while other characteristics may be common throughout a range of cultures. There is ongoing debate as to what extent gender roles and their variations are biologically determined, and to what extent they are …

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RSIS: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies · 10 June 2024 English

practitioners and policymakers in developing Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism To put the emerging threats of the far-right (PCVE) interventions to address the misuse extremism and technologies in perspective, the …

into problematic discussions on pregnancy and gender roles – suggesting that heteronormative conversations


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 6 June 2024 English

The prohibition of discrimination and the protection of human rights are important elements of the EU legal order. Nevertheless, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people persists …

conventional or traditional notions of male and female gender roles. LGBTI people are also sometimes referred to


World Bank Group · 5 June 2024 English

Addressing gender gaps is critical to the success of Uzbekistan’s inclusive transformation. Uzbekistan’s national income would be about 29 percent higher if women were to participate in equal measure to …

22. Mahalla leadership tend to have views on gender roles that are either typical or more conservative Discussion topics included gender stereotypes, gender roles at home, girls’ education, women’s employment


World Bank Group · 4 June 2024 English

Policy interventions that foster aspirations, such as those using role models, are increasingly being implemented so that students, women, microentrepreneurs, farmers, and poor individuals can achieve untapped opportunities. Several of …

Although the positive impacts on aspirations and gender roles observed two years after the intervention had


World Bank Group · 4 June 2024 English

Policy interventions that foster aspirations, such as those using role models, are increasingly being implemented so that students, women, microentrepreneurs, farmers, and poor individuals can achieve untapped opportunities. Several of …

Although the positive impacts on aspirations and gender roles observed two years after the intervention had


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

Pakistani children have faced nationwide and severe disruptions to their schooling over the past several years, first due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then the 2022 floods. Given the country’s …

divides. → Disruptions to school perpetuate gender roles for women and children, increasing the risk disruptions to schooling can perpetuate pervasive gender roles for both girls and boys. During the pandemic pandemic lockdowns; it may not suggest a shift in gender roles. Women were also more likely than men to report


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

In Yemen, women and girls face multiple obstacles that hinder progress toward gender equality and limit their economic participation. The ongoing conflict has devastated the lives, health, and economic prospects …

of the state. In this study, the focus is on gender roles (or “being a woman”), beliefs, social norms


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

This paper explores the role that a country's political economy, civil society organizations, and women's rights groups play in advancing legal gender equality. The paper draws on the World Bank's …

In many religious communities, traditional gender roles are deeply ingrained, attributing specific


Chatham House · 3 June 2024 English

This research paper argues that private sector actors play a crucial part in generating, enabling and mitigating gendered cyber harms. They can both seriously endanger and meaningfully advance gender-transformative cybersecurity …

way in which technology design incorporates gender roles and identities is implicit. It is the idea


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

social and gender norms and perceptions on gender roles and identities that hold women back despite social and gender norms and perceptions on gender roles and identities that hold women back despite


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