66+ Best Gender Equality Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Find out what gender equality means and why it’s important. Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Inspirational gender equality quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Gender Equality Quotes

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. – Kofi Annan

The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth. – Jimmy Carter

It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. – Emma Watson

Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation. – Kofi Annan

…gender relationships, which are tough for people to deal with, are key to whether a society orients to domination or partnership in all its relations. – Riane Eisler

We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like, how can I teach her that she’s in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair, but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives. – Will Smith

We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them-their families, their communities and their countries. – Prince Harry

The only way to solve the problem of women’s subordination is to change people’s mindset and to plant the new idea of gender equality into every mind. – Qingrong Ma

No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality. – Emma Watson

Gender equality must become a lived reality. – Michelle Bachelet

Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women. – Michelle Bachelet

Gender equality is a precondition to overcoming starvation, poverty and epidemics. – Khalid Malik

First of all, as a card-carrying feminist, I am a big feminist, anytime I see women being stars-the stars that they should be, and being featured, and being highlighted, it makes my heart happy. Because it’s long overdue. – Terry Crews

The very fact that you are graduating, let alone that more women now graduate from college than men, is only possible because earlier generations of women-your mothers, your grandmothers, your aunts-shattered the myth that you couldn’t or shouldn’t be where you are. – Barack Obama

There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. – Fred Rogers

What happened on the road to gender equality? A lot of work happened. – Suzanne Bianchi

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. – Socrates

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? – Mary Astell

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Marilyn Monroe

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. – Plato

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality. – Helen Clark

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

I don’t see gender as the most significant fact of human existence. – Jim Harrison

I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us. – Sacha Guitry

When men are oppressed it’s a tragedy, when women are oppressed it’s a tradition. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Women want to be treated as equals, not sequels! – Kathy Lette

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. – Aristotle

Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. – Joss Whedon

Who’s to say that young girls who like pop music-short for popular, right?-have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That’s not up to you to say. Music is something that’s always changing. There’s no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they’re not serious? How can you say young girls don’t get it? They’re our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans-they don’t like. If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool.’ They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick. – Harry Styles

There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole. – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. – Jill Briscoe

And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus. – John Steinbeck

It may be a man’s world, but men are easily controlled by women. – Ashly Lorenzana

All through life there were distinctions – toilets for men, toilets for women; clothes for men, clothes for women – then, at the end, the graves are identical. – Leila Aboulela

Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn’t, and that breeds resentment. – Dionne Warwick

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus instead we are all people. Deal with it. – Shahla Khan

I know of no industrial society where women are the economic equals of men. Of everything that economics measures, women get less. – Ivan Illich

Gender equality is not something we should have to fight for, it should have always been. – Robyn Oyeniyi

Sporting events like the Olympics have developed and maintained a clear message of promoting gender equality as an essential criterion in the success of any international event. – Richard Attias

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. – David Allan Coe

When you work with the sort of really strong women that I work with, the idea that anyone would want to make decisions for them is hard to wrap your head around. – Seth Meyers

It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men. – Desmond Tutu

Nobody says, ‘Hey men should not drink.’ It’s all about women must dress differently, women must walk differently, women must drink differently. Why are we not able to hold men to account for this behavior? – Jon Stewart

How is it women have equality when it comes to taking a hit but the rest of the time they’re just some guy’s property? – Joanna Wylde

Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs. – Terry Eagleton

The difference between men and women is getting harder and harder to invent. – Marty Rubin

I believe I’ve always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl. – Anne Hathaway

Perfect love cannot be without equality. – Scottish Proverb

Six feet of earth make all men equal. – Proverb

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over. – Bella Abzug

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die. – Bob Dylan

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty. – Steve Maraboli

A weapon men use against women is the refusal to take them seriously. – David Mitchell

The argument that ‘boys will be boys’ actually carries the profoundly anti-male implication that we should expect bad behavior from boys and men. The assumption is that they are somehow not capable of acting appropriately, or treating girls and women with respect. – Jackson Katz

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there. – Maureen Reagan

More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development. – Kofi Annan

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man. – Marlo Thomas

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl. – Shirley Chisholm

We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat. – Bernard M. Baruch

When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. – Aldous Huxley

You just wish sometimes that people would treat you like a human being rather than seeing your gender first and who you are second. – Frances Ogrady

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. – Publilius Syrus

All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free. – Voltaire


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