SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace workshop

SOUTHERN AFRICA: The Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace workshop

Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace is a study circle/workshop course that was successfully run by Nina Benjamin (LRS Gender Programme Coordinator) and Nosipho Twala (LRS Educator and Facilitator) in June and October 2019. 10 participants took part. It was run over a total period of four days.

Course details

The aim of the course is for participants to be able to articulate a basic understanding of the concepts: gender; gender stereotypes; gender roles and norms and patriarchy. Participants then use these concepts to frame at least one personal experience in their private and public lives.

As the workshop continues, participants share the strategies and approaches they use to respond to instances of gender inequality they experience in their private and public lives.

The workshop aims to give participants an increased understanding of the role of Conventions/policies/laws in addressing gender inequality.

At the close of the workshop, participants describe and commit to experimenting with an action in their private lives and public lives that can contribute to creating more gender equal norms.