Corruption and gender inequality are in many ways closely connected. Men and women are affected by corruption in different ways, and are subjects and objects of different corrupt practices and behaviours.
Gender inequality breeds corruption and vice versa: corruption tends to exacerbate gender inequalities. A gender perspective is necessary if we are to find effective strategies to combat corruption and achieve sustainable development.
This brief provides an introduction to linkages between gender and corruption relevant in CERC’s work, and gives suggestions on how to address corruption in gender policies and gender in anti-corruption strategies.