Gender is a concept that differentiates and attributes feminine and masculine characteristics to women and men. It is a social construction built upon the biological/ physical sexual difference. Social gaps between men and women are created, repeated, and anchored through social circumstances – staring from birth and all along life.

These categorisations confirm and justify the general views and interpretations of what women and men can and should do in a society. Individual and collective biases confirm one another and finally establish structural and tacit frameworks of gender-related behaviours.

We seek to understand the mental construct between genders that is a factor of projection and misunderstanding between women and men. Socio-politically, this creates a disequilibrium between the two halves of humankind. The world over, women seem disadvantaged in many ways (access to posts, pay, recognition). But if one half is hindered, then the whole is restrained in its evolution.

This seminar explains the gender phenomenon and how de-constructing it may enable more equality and healthy complementarity, and thus more peace in societies.

  • Expressions and meanings about gender
  • Historical, structural and (inter-)culturaldimensions of gender
  • Laws and conventions related to gender, and their institutional defenders (OSCE/ODIHR; UNWomen/VAWG; Council of Europe…)
  • Mainstreaming gender in industry, commerce and STEM
  • Mainstreaming gender equality in environmentally insecure or conflict-prone environments (peacebuilding, security, reconstruction…)
  • Mainstreaming gender equality in economically depressed regions
  • Addressing the psycho-social needs of men and boys as much as of women and girls
  • Turning the gender issue into a win-win- win strategy for all countries
  • Building upon the complementary power of women and men to solve conflicts and mediate difficult situations.
  • Understand Gender as socializing factor
  • Recognize where Gender finds expression in society and in sectors (home, school, work…)
  • Understand and adopt elements of the SDG N° 5 – Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women & Girls
  • Understand the strategies that aim to go beyond the Gender limitations
  • (Re)-build new frameworks for gender equality
  • For international establishments: write and apply a gender equality charter with new behavioural norms
  • Become aware of national and international legislation, and the multiple initiatives addressing the need for protection of women and girls, as well as men and boys.

Theoretical inputs, small group exercises, case studies, simulations, discussions.

Viewing of short films; knowledge test.

Evaluation of client satisfaction:

  • Immediately at the end of the training
  • Three months later

Evaluation of skill acquisition:

  • Auto-diagnostic
  • Questionnaire at the end of the training

Certificate: EUROBOGEN Certificate of Attendance

  • For all audiences
  • No pre-conditions