Gender equality is just the first step in paving the way towards non-discrimination, also regarding other issues like sexual preference, life style, beliefs and race.
Gender equality, also known as gender equity, sex equality, gender egalitarianism, sexual equality, or equality of the genders, is the view that both men and women should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender. This is the objective of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikipedia (2016/05/27)
A first step to non-discrimination in general
True non-discrimination between “men” and “women” is be a step that might extend to non-discrimination in cases of transvestism, transsexuals and transgender, or other preferences in sexuality or type of relation like homosexuality, bisexuality, polyamory or any other variety by free choice and mutual consent. At this point, it seems natural to make the jump to non-discrimination for life style in general, beliefs and eventually race. In other words, gender equality might pave the way to non-discrimination in general.
Female politicians better for climate and ecological issues?
Accroding to Social Europe: “Female leadership may be more engaged on issues of social equality, sustainability and innovation, making societies more resilient to external shocks.”
“People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies. A recent study suggests that electing female politicians can help make that happen.”