Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Global Case Studies

We have been developing some of our own global case studies, using information from various charities and websites. Please leave a comment if you use any of the resources so we can act on the feedback. There is an information sheet for teachers, a resource sheet for pupils and links to useful websites for follow up activities:

Global and Gender – Child Marriage. This resource looks at child marriage in Bangladesh and what 12 year old Oli is doing to campaign against it.

Global and Gender – Domestic Violence. This resource looks at the role of the charity Beyond Borders in Haiti in addressing the power imbalance between men and women.

Global and Gender – Girls’ Education.This resource follows the lives of two girls, Manisha and Mercy, in Nepal and Uganda. It explores what is being done to get more girls into education. It is based on ideas and resources from UNICEF.

Global and Gender – Sport looks at international sports and women’s participation, with a focus on football.

Global and Gender – Sexual Violence. This resource gets pupils to think about what sexual harassment is and then looks at FGM and sexual violence in conflict.

Global and Gender – Education. This resource looks at the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on goal 4 (quality education) and goal 5 (gender equality). It considers issues such as child marriage and education for girls.

Global and Gender – Conflict. This resource gets pupils to consider conflict and the role women play. It looks at the Rwandan Genocide.

We would also like to share some existing lesson plans from other  charities:

Girls and Education: docacademy have developed KS3/4 lesson plans and KS5 lesson plans for English to accompany the film ‘He Named Me Malala’ based on the book by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Limited copies of DVDs of the feature length documentary are free to UK secondary schools on a first come, first serve basis. An Activity Toolkit of ideas for taking action linked to the lesson plans is also available.

Action Aid have developed this KS3/KS4 assembly called Fearless Women, Inspirational Leaders. The PowerPoint gives examples of inspirational women and statistics about the status of women in society. One of the women, Wangu Kanja, founded The Wangu Kanja Foundation, who work to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Amnesty International has a series of lessons for secondary schools on Women’s Rights. The themes of the lessons include; position of women in society, language, stereotypes and gender inequalities, both on a local and global scale.

Christian Aid have developed resources based on the Send My Sister to School campaign. The primary assembly, ‘No school today?: Education for girls’ can be found here. The secondary assembly, ‘Send my sister to school: Education in Afghanistan’ can be found by clicking on this link. The Primary PowerPoint and the Secondary PowerPoint give examples of girls who face challenges to get an education.

This Oxfam link takes you to a search for their lesson resources relating to gender. Raising Her Voice is a series of lessons that looks at West African music and the way women have written songs to highlight their rights. It is suggested for age 7-11 and the PowerPoint can be found here.

Womankind have a lesson plan, assembly plan and PowerPoint addressing women’s rights. The link for secondary schools can be found here.