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Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Connecting Experience

All humans are born equal no matter their gender. It’s our duty to make sure that women and men have equal opportunities and rights in every part of life. When women are empowered, the entire society benefits.

Tasks

Social & Natural Differences
Wake up points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   30 minutes

Objective:

To understand the difference between social and natural differences.

Material:

Paper, Pens

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Norms, Roles and Biology
Wake up points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  5+

Time:   30 – 40 minutes

Objective:

To understand the difference between Sex and Gender, to think about our own ideas of Gender and the type of language we use. To think about ways Gender has impacted their own life.

Material:

Paper, pens, open space

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Mimes
Look around points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   30 minutes

Objective:

To recognise gender stereotypes and the inequalities they imply.

Material:

Set of Cards with situations on them per group

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Instructions:

Divide participants into small groups with a set of cards each. Participants should take turns picking up a piece of paper and miming the opposite of what’s on the paper. The other participants should guess what they are miming.

For example: “Women have to cook” => mime a man cooking.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Women cook
  • Men repair cars
  • Women can’t read maps
  • Men are strong
  • Girls always cry
  • Boys run faster
  • Girls dance
  • Boys play Football

Debrief:

  • What did you do to represent a girl/boy? Why?
  • Do you think these phrases are right?
  • Have you heard things like this before? How did that make you feel?
Deconstruct Stereotypes
Look around points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   30 minutes

Objective:

To deconstruct stereotypes in the media, advertising, films, television; to develop critical thinking skills.

Material:

Photos of advertisements per group (we’ve included some suggestions below)

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Instructions:

During this activity, participants will explore sexism and the representations of women in everyday media. Each group will be given a set of adverts to look at and discuss their opinions about them.

Once participants have had time to discuss in small groups, each group should share their thoughts.

Debrief:

  • How do these adverts make you feel?
  • Do you think there’s a problem with them?
  • Can you think of examples of sexism in other types of media?
  • Do you think it’s important to be aware of sexism in media? Why/why not?
Raise Awareness
ACT points
Age Group:   7+ Amount of people:  10+

Time:   1 – 2 hours

Objective:

To be able to talk about gender, to share their knowledge.

Material:

Paper, pens, magazines, paint, any other art supplies you have

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Instructions:

In small groups, participants must create an awareness campaign against gender inequalities. Here are some ideas the leader can give them, but they can suggest their own:

  • What to do when witnessing gender discrimination
  • Girls and boys can do the same sports
  • Stop stereotypes

They should create a slogan, decide who they want to see their campaign, create posters and think about how to promote their campaign.

At the end, have each group present their campaign.

They can display the posters in their meeting space or ask them to be displayed in their school or around their local area.

Fighting Inaqualities
ACT points
Age Group:   11+ Amount of people:  5+

Time:   1 – 2 hour

Objective:

To raise awareness of inequalities.

Material:

Paper, pens, any other art supplies you have

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Instructions:

In their patrols, have participants chose a gender inequality or injustice they see in their daily lives, community or country.

Have them create material to raise awareness of this inequality. They can create posters, social media posts, hashtags, videos, anything they think will help to educate others in their community about this injustice.

At the end, all groups present their work and explain why they chose this inequality.

They can display these posters in their local meeting place and could help promote their social media campaigns on their unit pages if possible.

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