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To understand how gender and its intersections shape policy and organizations’ outcomes and impacts, you first need to have a solid understanding of key concepts and terminology. In the following videos, you will learn what gender means, understand the difference between gender and sex, and become familiar with terms such as gender identity, transgender, and cisgender. We will also discuss the concept of “intersectionality” and why it is important.

Defining gender:

Beyond the gender binary:

Impact of intersectionality: