URARI – Equality: Exploring gender equality through a global lens. A CSPE/Citizenship Resource
This CSPE/ Citizenship resource has been designed in a way that you can choose how many classes you would like to spend exploring Gender with a selection of introductory activities and case studies to bring the issues to life.
Today, the expectation both in Irish, UK and international law is that men and women are equal and treated accordingly. Yet gender inequality remains a feature in every region in the world. In developing countries where Trócaire works, this inequality is exacerbated by extreme poverty.
The topic of Gender relates to the CSPE course and syllabus in the following ways:
- links with the concept of Rights and Responsibilities
- it is expressly mentioned under the concept of Human Dignity in relation to stereotyping and equality
- a UN human rights Declaration and Instrument (the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) are explored on Page 13 and are linked with the concept of Law
- Action Projects suggested (Page 8 & 9)
The resource has been designed in a way that you can choose how many classes you would like to spend exploring Gender with a selection of introductory activities and case studies to bring the issues to life. The Action component comes at the centre of the resource but we recommend that the students complete at least one of the activities on pages 4-13 before preparing for action.
For Citizenship in Northern Ireland, the topic of Gender relates to the concepts of Equality & Justice and Democracy & Active Participation
Includes a diverse and engaging range of subject matter in six activities, student handouts and ‘people for change’ profiles. Also includes teacher notes on how to explore complex issues in a classroom environment