Glossary of Terms & Acronyms – Financial Equality

ASEAN  Association of South-East Asian Nations
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
AusAID Australian Aid
CEDAW Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)
Discrimination The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
Gender Socially-constructed roles and behaviours through the process of socialisation associated with female sex and men.
Gender equality

[General definition]

The achievement of equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities for women and men, girls and boys.
ILO International Labour Organisation
ILOSTAT International Labour Organisation Statistics Database
Kernel density distribution A non-parametric way to estimate the probability density function of a random variable. Kernel density estimation is a fundamental data smoothing problem where inferences about the population are made, based on a finite data sample.
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
OIC Organisation for Islamic Cooperation
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OPAAW Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OIC Initiative)
Sex Refers to the biological differences between men and women which are universal and unchanging.
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
UN United Nations
UNDP               United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UN WOMEN A United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
WAO Women’s Aid Organisation (Selangor, Malaysia)
Women’s Empowerment Women empowerment enables women to take control of their own lives, set their own agenda, organize to help each other and make demands on the state for support and on the society itself for change.
WEF     World Economic Forum
WHO World Health Organisation


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