Being a man or a woman is quite different in a number of cultures. Their position in society is usually the result of differences that are socially determined. To distinguish these differences from the biological ones, the word gender is used. Sexual differences are the same across the world. Sex is a fact of human biology, gender is not.
People themselves define certain behaviours and qualities as being masculine or feminine and identify activities as being appropriate for men or women in a specific society. As a result of gender differences, women and men have different roles and experiences in life and their knowledge, perspective, priorities and needs are not the same.
In order to respond to these in an equal way, it is important to consider specific gender aspects and perspectives when developing projects and programmes. Become familiar with the basics of gender and all the domains where gender plays a role.
Gender: Library Manuals
The following relevant books are available for download from this site:
Gender: General Resources
Links to other organisations' materials.