What is Gender and Why Gender Equality?

This course defines gender and explains how we are working towards gender equality. It also includes a Quiz lesson and a lesson filled with key gender definitions.

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This course defines gender and explains how we are working towards gender equality. It also includes a Quiz lesson and a lesson filled with key gender definitions.


The Gender and Gender Equality course guides learners through an informative journey, beginning with a gender quiz and concluding with reinforcing the key concepts.


If you want to master gender and have a complete understanding of gender equality, this course is for you.

What you'll learn

  • Gender Quiz
  • What is Gender?
  • Why Gender Equality?
  • Key Gender Definitions

Course Content

  • Gender Quiz

    Let's start thinking about gender with a quick quiz

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Thinking about Gender Quiz This lesson aims to encourage you to think more deeply about global gender equality.

      Thinking about Gender Quiz This lesson aims to encourage you to think more deeply about global gender equality.
    • Gender equality also impacts the wealth status of women. 330 million women and girls live on less than US$1.90 a day, which is # million more women than men.

    • On average, women do more unpaid care and domestic work than men. How many times more work do women do?

  • What is Gender?

    Learn about gender and gender stereotypes that affect our lives

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Context, place and time-specific Specific to ethnicity, culture, class, caste, sexual orientation, age, location. Not all women are the same, either.

      Context, place and time-specific Specific to ethnicity, culture, class, caste, sexual orientation, age, location. Not all women are the same, either.
    • Gender Stereotypes

    • When Hurricane Mitch struck Central America in 1998, men suffered higher mortality rates. Why was this?

  • Why Gender Equality?

    Learn why gender equality matters and how we can work towards achieving it.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Women’s Empowerment Principles (2010)

      Women’s Empowerment Principles (2010)
    • Why Gender Equality?

    • It has also become widely accepted that gender equality is good for businesses and economies.

  • Key Gender Definitions

    Understand the meaning of key gender terms

    Lesson Excerpts

    • In this course, we've covered a lot of key definitions relating to gender. This lesson is designed to help you understand and recognise the difference between these terms.

      In this course, we've covered a lot of key definitions relating to gender. This lesson is designed to help you understand and recognise the difference between these terms.
    • Unpaid Care Work Unpaid Care Work refers to all unpaid services provided within a household for its members, including care of persons, housework and voluntary community work. These activities are considered work because theoretically, one could pay a third person to perform them.

      Unpaid Care Work Unpaid Care Work refers to all unpaid services provided within a household for its members, including care of persons, housework and voluntary community work. These activities are considered work because theoretically, one could pay a third person to perform them.
    • Match the word to the correct definition

Course Author

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"The Gender and Gender Equality illustrated why gender equality matters and what it takes for us to get there."

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