The use of gender on this platform
Gender and sex are not the same.
Sex points to different biological characteristics of females, males and intersex persons. Gender refers to the socially constructed roles and expectations of people. Gender affects all aspects of an individual’s life experience, including legal, economic, environmental, social and cultural aspects.
We define “gender-responsiveness” primarily in terms of women’s resilience, given that adverse impacts across businesses disproportionately affect women. All references to women can be understood to include girls as well as women who are transgender and cisgender.