What is the situation in our country?

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Overview

Researching Facts (the students research online)
o When did women get the right to vote in your country?
o Equality in terms of parents’ custody of their children
o Equality in terms of parental leave
o Pay equity – in both the private and public sectors
o Equality in terms of the proportion of political positions held by men and women respectively

Sum up collectively
Collective discussion

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Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • – knowledge of Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • – knowledge of gender equality in the past
  • – to be able to reflect upon now and then
  • – to be critically reflective

Behavioural competences

  • Respect

Reflections

  • Society reflection

Lifelong learning key competences

Social and civic competences

Materials

Computers and access to the internet

Preparation

Useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

The story of Human Rights (ca. 10 min.)

Gender Equality: Now (3 min)

Gender equality means empowering women and girls(2 min)

Discrimination Against Women

Instructions

Researching Facts (the students research online)
o When did women get the right to vote in your country?
o Equality in terms of parents’ custody of their children
o Equality in terms of parental leave
o Pay equity – in both the private and public sectors
o Equality in terms of the proportion of political positions held by men and women respectively

Sum up collectively

Collective discussion
o When can you define equality?
o Is equality universal?
o Do equal opportunities equal equality?

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to goal no. 5
The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Followup suggestions

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 5 – Gender Equality.

Ideas for actions

”If you are a woman, know your rights and stand up for them”, “Make gender equality part of training and education. Young people should be supported in choosing jobs that advance their future, regardless of their gender”. Read more about the 170 daily actions here: http://www.youneedtoknow.ch/

Reflection Sheet

Appendix 1 – The situation in our country – question