113 Gender Equality Quotes for Women Empowerment

Women around the world often face inequality as shown in limited educational opportunities, workplace, economic injustice and greater risks of health and safety abuse.

Gender equality is about ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all genders. It’s a fundamental human right crucial for a peaceful and prosperous world.

Despite progress like increased education for girls and women in leadership roles gender inequality persists in education healthcare and income.

Continued efforts are essential to overcome gender discrimination in homes schools workplaces and society.

Activists and leaders have long spoken out against this inequality highlighting the importance of recognizing and addressing these issues.

113 Gender Equality Quotes for Women Empowerment

I have listed the best Gender Equality Quotes below.

Gender Equality Quotes

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. ~ Susan B. Anthony.

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

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. ~ Margaret Atwood.

One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement. ~ Pauli Murray.

Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. ~ Albert Einstein.

We cannot accept any code or creed that uniformly defrauds woman of all her natural rights. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Once, women were trained to marry a doctor, not be one. ~ Gloria Steinem

Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration. ~ David Alejandro Fearnhead.

The most damaging phrase in the language is it’s always been done that way. ~ Grace Hopper.

A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. ~ Gloria Steinem.

Best Gender Equality Quotes

Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us. ~ Toni Morrison

The only thing required to be a woman is to identify as one. Period. End of story. ~ Amanda Lovelace.

I’m pro everyday equality, everyday celebration, and everyday respect. I feel fortunate that we are not back in the days when men were seen as more powerful. ~ Elle Macpherson.

Women are more sensitive to other women than men are, and that is a huge advantage when it comes to running a business. ~ Juan Carlos Thomas.

Entrepreneurship offers a special opportunity for women. Entrepreneurship provides women the opportunity to provide for their families without sacrificing their roles and responsibilities. It gives way for flexibility. ~ Lakshmi Balachandra.

You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men. ~ MacKenzie Lee.

Being a feminist means believing that every woman should be able to use her voice and pursue her potential, and that women and men should all work together to take down the barriers and end the biases that still hold women back. ~ Melinda Gates

Some things just cannot wait. Men must stand up now for women’s equality. ~ Rick Goings.

Women must learn to play the game as men do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak. ~ Gloria Steinem

To those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, let me say: You are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle. Any attack on you is an attack on the universal values the United Nations and I have sworn to defend and uphold. Today, I stand with you, and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too. ~ Ban Ki-Moon.

Hiring and promoting talented women is the right thing to do for society and it is an economic imperative. ~ Carlos Ghosn.

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ~ Mary Shelley

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men, but over themselves. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft.

Society as whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement, and remuneration based on ability. ~ Sandra Day O’Connor.

A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human. ~ Vera Nazarian.

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Quotes about Gender Equality

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

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance. ~ Charlize Theron

When girls are valued less than boys, women less than men, they face multiple risks throughout their lives ~ at home, at work, at school, from their families, and from strangers. Gender-based violence is a major consequence of gender inequality. It is a worldwide phenomenon. ~ Bukky Shonibare.

To see a woman making 5 dollars a day that was able to put a dollar aside to reinvest in her business was pretty remarkable. ~ Rachel Robbins.

An undying spirit is the primary source of help because it is within you. ~ Fridah Githuku.

No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens. ~ Michelle Obama.

Women will not have to sacrifice the right to honorable competition and contribution anymore than they will have to sacrifice marriage and motherhood. ~ Betty Friedan

When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they and all others shall have. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. ~ Frances Wright.

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. ~ Jane Austen.

A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter. ~ Jane Austen, Emma

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher.

If a woman have a pint and a man a quart—why can’t she have her little pint full? ~ Sojourner Truth

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

As the sole woman in the civil rights leadership group, I was determined to bring wise women together to learn and gather strength from the experience. ~ Dorothy Height, Open Wide the Freedom Gates.

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

Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though I’m not sure if I’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals. ~ Jess C Scott

Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman. ~ Corita Kent.

When women do better, economies do better. ~ Christine Lagarde

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ~ Maya Angelou

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. ~ Madonna.

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. ~ Charlotte Brontë.

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons…but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. ~ Gloria Steinem.

Feminism is for everybody. ~ bell hooks.

Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Next time you are about to call a little girl bossy, say instead: She has executive leadership skills. ~ Sheryl Sandberg.

I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. ~ Malala Yousafzai

Who runs the world? Girls. ~ Beyoncé.

Famous Gender Equality Quotes

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. ~ George Carlin.

Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively for women. When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less. ~ Sheryl Sandberg

Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits. ~ Mike Honda

Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to become themselves? Who knows what women’s intelligence will contribute when it can be nourished without denying love? ~ Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court. ~ Lilly Ledbetter.

Alone, a woman is a root curling for change, But together, women are a forest alive with spirit: a riotous power, the most timeless pact, a call to action, to all those who hear it. ~ Amanda Gorman.

In the middle east, it is about changing values, such as respect for women. ~ Haifaa Al-Mansour.

The promise of equality is not the same as true equality. ~ Sheryl Sandberg

Men of quality respect women’s equality. ~ Jeremiah Say.

If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough. ~ Tory Burch.

Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise, and the whole family benefits. ~ Mike Honda.

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. ~ Brigham Young.

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. ~ Abigail Adams

Find your identity, your true self, and live your mission…Your power is your radical self. Find it. ~ Aya Chebbi.

The most ’emancipated’ women … showed a far greater capacity for complete sexual enjoyment. ~ Betty Friedan

If you believe in your idea of change and are willing to work hard, sooner or later that dream will be a reality. ~ Naomi Tulay Solanke.

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.

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s…[bossy]. ~ Bette Davis.

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. ~ Audre Lorde

Gender equality is the goal that will help abolish poverty that will create more equal economies, fairer societies, and happier men, women, and children. ~ Graça Machel.

Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress? ~ Shirley Chisholm.

Thought-Provoking Gender Equality Quotes

Believe that there are no limitations, no barriers to your success ~ Ursula Burns.

Power is being redefined. Women often explain with care that we mean power to control our lives, but not to dominate others. ~ Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

There’s no way to tell others they can win but by living your dreams ~ Gina Rodriguez.

The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold. ~ Michelle Obama

The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. ~ Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realize their worth and ask for it. ~ Taylor Swift.

It takes a great deal of courage and independence to decide to design your own image instead of the one that society rewards, but it gets easier as you go along. ~ Germaine Greer

I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side. ~ Maya Angelou.

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

True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity ~ or political ideology. ~ Monica Crowley.

If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing. ~ Coco Chanel.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ~ Nelson Mandela.

It is time that men and boys recognize the part they must play in gender equality and join with the voices and actions of the women and girls who are trying to re-shape society in the interests of us all. ~ Jimmy Carter.

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. ~ G.D. Anderson.

Thoughtful Gender Equality Quotes

The pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness can become a reality for everyone if we eliminate issues standing in the way of improved race relations. I love this country and we’ve made so much progress, but we’re not there yet.~ Bernard J. Tyson.

Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society. ~ Shulamith Firestone.

Love is pure and true; love knows no gender. ~ Tori Spelling.

I am not the woman president of Harvard, I am the president of Harvard. ~ Drew Gilpin Faust.

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. ~ B. R. Ambedkar.

A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world. ~ Tian Wei.

To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. ~ Hillary Clinton.

They cannot stand that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim, shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them. But I say to them, ‘How else did you expect me to show up? ~ Ilhan Omar.

Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… ~ Emma Watson.

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.

You will be empowered and you will achieve. ~ Ursula Burns.

If the feminine issue is so absurd, is because the male’s arrogance made it ‘a discussion.’ ~ Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility. ~ Ban Ki-Moon.

When women leaders like me do not feel the inequality, we tend to forget that something is not working. ~ Ida Auken.

Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. ~ Viola Davis.

If we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens… who formed the Union. ~ Susan B. Anthony.

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