Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus

Positive action (measures)

Positive action is one of various terms used to describe ‘positive measures’. However, positive action is also used in international human rights law to describe ‘positive state action’ (the obligation of a state to initiate action versus a state’s obligation to abstain from action). Its use can thus be ambiguous in that it is not confined to meaning positive measures in the area of gender equality.

See: positive measures