Gender inequality - what is it and what causes it?
Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. In a gender equal society, all genders have equal conditions and opportunities to contribute to—and benefit from—economic, social, cultural and political opportunities.
Gender inequality occurs when unequal value and unequal distribution of power, resource and opportunity are afforded to men and women, boys and girls. It is this inequality that constrains the rights and opportunities of women and girls.
The Queensland Government acknowledges that gender identity exists across a continuum, and a strategy for women should recognise all women and girls, including the diverse LGBTIQ+ community. In this survey ‘women and girls’ is intended to be inclusive of women and girls with diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.