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Hy Alfred, you asked a very salient question based on the contradictions surrounding gender equality, gender equity, and women's empowerment.
To answer your question, gender equality is the process whereby people from all genders are given equal opportunities to actualize their potentials. On the other hand, gender equity is the process whereby instead of giving equal opportunities to people of all genders compromises are made for people who are more vulnerable or in need of a particular service than others. Women's empowerment is the process whereby women are given the skills necessary to foster their independence.
Now, a typical example could be the application for the Loveonn internship. All genders can apply for the internship and there is an equal chance that the acceptance rate for every gender is 50-50. However, if Loveonn decides to accept more women than men because of their focus on women's empowerment programs in the internship then it could be referred to as gender equity. When these ladies are given the required skills to compete in the job market and gain independence, then it is women's empowerment.
Gender equity- Calling for action to give a certain gender what they need which the other does not, for example, access to free sanitary products for women
Gender equality- giving the genders the same rights, for example, all genders having the right to vote
Women's empowerment- Showing women they are capable of achieving their goals in life and giving them the tools and education to achieve them