Women’s Right & Gender equality

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Overview

Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data The Guardian offers a snapshot of women’s rights across the globe. Select a region and hover over a country to see how it has legislated for violence, harassment, abortion, property and employment rights, discrimination and equality. Make the students answer the questions listed in “instruction”.

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Objectives

Learning Objectives
  • – knowledge of Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • – knowledge of women’s rights around the world
  • – knowledge about other countries
  • – to make a presentation
  • – to be critically reflective

Behavioural competences

  • Respect

Reflections

  • Society reflection

Lifelong learning key competences

Social and civic competences

Materials

www.theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2014/feb/04/womens-rights-country-by-country-interactiveWomen’s rights country by country – interactive

Preparation

www.theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2014/feb/04/womens-rights-country-by-country-interactiveWomen’s rights country by country – interactive

Useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh3BbLk5UIQ

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4viXOGvvu0Y

Gender Equality: Now (3 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbhjXK2mMe8

Gender equality means empowering women and girls(2 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8EiCCTto9U

Discrimination Against Women

Instructions

Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data The Guardian offers a snapshot of women’s rights across the globe. Select a region and hover over a country to see how it has legislated for violence, harassment, abortion, property and employment rights, discrimination and equality. Click on a country to tweet a message on the figures. Country data can be viewed in relation to its population size and those of its neighbouring states. Click the centre of the circle to return to the beginning

  • Use the interactive map to research the conditions of your own country in terms of: Domestic violence, the constitution, harassment, property, abortion?
  • Collective summing up: What surprised you – positively and negatively? What do you consider to be the most positive and most important?
  • Alone or in groups, choose 2 other countries (preferably from different continents) that surprise you the most – positively or negatively – or that have large differences or similarities to your own countries – or that you have some relation to.
  • Make a Power Point presentation where you first explain your choice of countries, then provide facts about domestic violence; the constitution; harassment; property; and abortion. Reflect on why these are the conditions in this specific country. Also reflect on how these conditions could change – or how other countries could learn from this country.

Give your presentation.

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 – Interactive – Women’s Right… questions