Practical gender needs relate to basic needs like shelter, water, work, etc., and these needs, if not met, lead to inequalities. As the below Gender Needs diagram illustrates, the roles of men and women in existing societies and institutions are generally different. Thus, their needs vary accordingly. Two types of needs are usually identified: Practical needs arise from the actual conditions that women and men experience because of their gender roles in society. They are often related to women as mothers, homemakers, and providers of basic needs and are concerned with inadequacies in living and working conditions, such as food, water, shelter, income, health care, and employment.