Foundations for Gender Equity

Foundations of Gender Equality

Foundations for Gender Equity

This is the first of five courses for the Gender Equality Changemakers certification. In this course, you will be introduced to foundational concepts relevant to gender work. You will explore gender inequality in contemporary worlds through historical, socio-political, cultural, legal and economic lenses. You will also learn how these affect your workplace identity today.

Course Details

Start Date

May 27, 2022

Application Deadline

May 22, 2022


31 days



Curriculum Outline

Module 1

Introduction to key gender concepts

Learning outcomes:

  1. Develop a vocabulary of key gender concepts  
  2. Understand the difference between gender equity and gender equality 
  3. Promote an inter-sectoral / intersectional approach to gender

Module 2

Histories of gender

Learning outcomes:

  1. Recognise that understanding of gender changes over time 
  2. Understand that historical social, political and economic processes shaped gender inequalities
  3. Understand the rise and impact of feminism

Module 3

Gender in contemporary worlds

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyse contemporary gender arrangements and power hierarchies 
  2. Identify barriers to gender equality and justice   
  3. Describe movements for gender equality and justice

Module 4

How cultures shape our workplace identities

Learning outcomes:

  1. Comprehend culture
  2. Understand how culture influences the workplace.  
  3. Identify and reflect on cultural practices in my workplace