The new legal instrument defines sexism as:

“Any act, gesture, visual representation, spoken or written words, practice or behaviour based upon the idea that a person or a group of persons is inferior because of their sex, which occurs in the public or private sphere, whether online or offline (…)”

From advertising and media to employment, the text lists areas where sexism occurs and sheds light on what sexist behaviour is.

It highlights how acts of “everyday” sexism are “part of a continuum of violence that create a climate of intimidation, fear, discrimination, exclusion and insecurity which limits opportunities and freedom.”

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