What is Social Protection?

Gender equity

"The preferred terminology within the United Nations is gender equality, rather than gender equity.Gender equity denotes an element of interpretation of social justice, usually based on tradition, custom, religion or culture, which is most often to the detriment to women. Such use of equity in relation to the advancement of women has been determined to be unacceptable. During the Beijing conference in 1995 it was agreed that the term equality would be utilized".

Source: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. n.d. "Gender Equality Glossary". UN Women. <https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/mod/glossary/view.php?id=36&mode=letter&hook=G&sortkey&sortorder&fullsearch=0&page=0>. Accessed 26 October 2020.