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Glossary of Terms Relating to Gender

Deborah Rubin,
Cristina Manfre
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Gender concepts and terminology have changed over time. Policy makers and development practitioners sometimes interpret “gender” as referring only to women or as a women’s issue. This is incorrect, as the concept of gender encompasses everyone, affecting all opportunities and life-choices.

This glossary was specifically created with the aim to help non-gender experts such as agricultural extension specialists to understand how to integrate gender into their programs and activities. The definitions in this glossary are adapted and revised from a number of sources and represent current usage. The references at the end of this Glossary provide more examples of definitions.

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