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Sex and gender segregation occurs when women and men are located separately from one another, whilst otherwise participating in a broadly similar set of activities. For example, in Saudi Arabia, schools, universities, charitable organisations, hospitals, restaurants, government offices and other public spaces are all segregated by sex and gender (Meijer 2010). In other countries, sex and gender segregation may arise, not as the result of deliberate, legal and/or traditional policies of segregation, but rather as the outcome of a complex number of factors, not least the ‘choices’ made by individuals themselves. Whatever the causes, it is the inequalities often associated with sex and gender segregation that have concerned scholars (Jarman et al. 2012: 1004).
Many writers have focused on sex and gender segregation ...