It seeks to transform society’s social, economic, and political structures and questions the validity of the gender roles they ascribed to women and men. It also stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political processes to strengthen their legal rights. To Achieve Gender Equality
SHFC shall endeavor to develop plans, policies, programs, measures, and mechanisms to address discrimination and inequality in economic, political, social, and cultural life of women and men. SHFC shall accord women the rights, protection, and opportunities available to every member of society.
All individuals are equal as human beings by virtue of the inherent dignity of each human person. No one, therefore, should suffer discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, age, language, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, political, or other opinion, national, social, or geographical origin, disability, property, birth, or other status as established by human rights standards.
GENDER EQUITY The policies, instruments, programs, services, and actions that address the disadvantaged position of women in society by providing preferential treatment and affirmative action.
GENDER EQUALITY The principle asserting the equality of men and women and their right to enjoy equal conditions realizing their full human potentials to contribute to and benefit from the results of development, and with the State recognizing that all human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights.
"Gender Equality Must Become a Lived Reality" - Michelle Bachelet