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Sex and Gender/Stereotypes

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What is gender? And sex? How can these characteristics be related to different backgrounds? Do they influence our rights? In this section, we will approach this concept and how they influence the way we related to each other; the human and women universal rights.
Lesson 1 Sex and Gender.Gender Stereotypes
Lesson 2 Women Human Rights
Check what you have learned! Read the questions, try to answer yourself and then verify your answers by clicking on them. Good luck!

What is sex?

Physical and morphological differences, related to chromosomes, gonads and genital organs and affecting physical characteristics.

What it means the concept of gender roles?

Set of patterns and expectations of behaviors that are learned in society, corresponding to the different genders.

What is gender identity?

An internal experience that can be related to a person´s sex or not.

What are human rights?

The basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death.

Which three human rights, are violated when we are talking about gender violence according to Universal Declaration of Human Rights ?

 Right to life, liberty, and security of person (Article 3).
Right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Article 5).
Everyone has the right to protection against discrimination (Article 7).

What is definition of violence against women ?

Violence against women is any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

What means an intersectional approach?

Social distinctions create hierarchies that privilege or disadvantage people. An intersectional approach seeks to focus on the “intersections” of different power structures, to understand their effects, and where strategies for changing power can begin.