Gender equality, refers to the view that men and women should receive equal treatment, and should not be discriminated against based on gender. Educating girls results in; improved literacy skills leading to greater economic opportunities, more skills and knowledge enhancing women's self-esteem and the well-being of families. Gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, workplaces to provide equal remuneration for women and men for work of equal or comparable value and the removal of barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workforce.
Gender equality, also known as sexual equality or equality of the sexes, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviours, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.
Gender equality might mean that women and men should be treated equally, or differently. For example, it may imply that women and men should be paid the same for doing the same work or that they should be treated with different medicines and methods in order to make healthcare equal. The NGOs and civil society organizations in Zambia that recognize the inequalities and bring these to the attention of the stakeholders, like schools, healthcare providers, communities and the government will be listed in these categories.
Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability. This brought to the communities attention in this category in light of gender.