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Sex/Gender

“Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth.” - UN Women website

'Sex' is a ‘Protected Characteristic’ of the Equality Act (2010) which refers to whether a person is a man or a woman (of any age).

'Gender’ is an internationally known equality term incorporated into the section of ‘Sex’ in UK legislation, which provides protection from discrimination using the opposite sex as a comparator.

Online Gender Equality Resources:

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Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 463096
Fax:+44 (0)1334 462570