Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Abstract

Throughout the world, in communities, homes and in schools, gender inequality is still a common phenomenon. In many cultures regardless of the teaching, we all have been exposed without initial question, to a strong set of rules roles and assumptions that cannot help but shape our sense of ourselves and the world. It is not surprising that the results of this systematic learning is devastating (self-doubt, lack of self-confidence, etc) especially for girls in a patriarchical society.

For many years, women have fought for equal pay, pensions, and educational chances to end the status quo. Most of these women represent personal or public role models that many girls are striving to emulate. In this perspective, we’ve designed a workshop of awareness raising among young girls in Middle school vis-à-vis the gender inequality issues and empower them to believe in themselves.

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

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