Gender Equality

This collection of teacher resources, including units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories, are intended to raise student awareness of the importance of gender equality.

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans

unit-lesson-plans

6-8
Full Unit: To Educate a Girl (6-8)
In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school—two thirds of them were girls. In 2010, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to...
9-12
Full Unit: To Educate a Girl (9-12)
In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school—two thirds of them were girls. In 2010, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to...
6-8, 9-12
Gender Equality: An Introduction - Full Unit
This unit raises student awareness about the issue of gender equality.
6-8, 9-12
Visual Aids - Gender Equality: An Introduction
These visual aids accompany the Gender Equality: An Introduction unit.
Activities

activities

6-8
Activity Sheet: Gender Equality
This activity sheet provides background information on the issue of gender equality and critical thinking activities and questions for students.
Articles

articles

6-8, 9-12
Girl Power on the Tea Plantations of India
A UNICEF partnership with the Assam Branch Indian Tea Association is working to create economic opportunity for girls.
6-8, 9-12
Feeding Girls' Hunger to Learn in Afghanistan
UNICEF is helping to provide access to education to girls in Afghanistan. Attendance is on the rise.
6-8, 9-12
Encourager l'égalité des sexes et l´autonomie des femmes
Lisez à propos de Fatima, une jeune fille de 16 ans en provenance du Maroc, comment elle considére l'objectif du millenaire pour le développement Objectif 3 : Promouvoir l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomie des femmes.
6-8, 9-12
Voices from Children: Gender Equality
This slide includes the thoughts of a young girl growing up in Cambodia, who feels discriminated against because she is a girl.
6-8, 9-12
Promover la Igualdad de Género y la Autonomía de la Mujer
Lea sobre Fátima, una niña de 16 años de edad procedente de Marruecos, que reflexiona sobre el Objetivo 3 del Desarrollo del Milenio: Promover la igualdad de género y la autonomía de la mujer.
Video

video

6-8, 9-12
Mulu's Story: Gender Equality
Thirteen-year-old Mulu Melka's soft voice and shy demeanor hide a character marked by courage, determination and steady nerves. Using her ingenuity, Mulu was able to get out of two forced marriages, and protect herself from HIV/AIDS.
9-12
Vulnerable Children in Benin
UNICEF is combating trafficking and exploitation of children for economic gain. Girls are disproportionately affected by this practice in Benin.
6-8, 9-12
Education: Fatna's Story
Watch the story of Fatna, a girl from Darfur, forced to take refuge in neighboring Chad, who yearns to attend school.
6-8, 9-12
Girls Education in Kenya and Somalia
Young Hawa Osmond is 13 years old and hails from Somalia. She lives in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, and who aims to be a teacher when she grows up. UNICEF works to ensure that girls and boys who are displaced by violence are still able to...
6-8, 9-12
Mobile Classrooms and Access to Education in Uganda.
UNICEF mobile classrooms provide access to education for children in Uganda.
6-8, 9-12
Overview of MDGs 2 and 3
Watch an update on MDGs 2 and 3, affecting education and gender equality.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
In Ethiopia, UNICEF Helps Meet Water Supply Challenges in Drought-Prone District
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports how one girl's access to education is threatened by lack of water in the drought-affected Tigray region of Ethiopia.
9-12
Addressing the issue of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Ethiopia
Hear one girl's story as she advocates for the end of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia.
6-8, 9-12
Microfinance Promoting Women's Empowerment in Togo
A UNICEF sponsored microfinancing program is helping to provide women with economic equality.
6-8, 9-12
UNICEF Child-friendly schools in Niger
UNICEF is helping to build child-friendly schools in Niger, where school attendance rates are among the lowest in the world. Through partnership with IKEA, UNICEF is supplying school materials, teacher training, and water and sanitation facilities...
6-8, 9-12
Youth Activism: Doly's Story
Learn about Doly, a teenager from Bangladesh who teaches her community about safe hygiene practices.
Audio

audio

6-8, 9-12
Martin Bell Reports from Afghanistan – Literacy Comes to the Community
In Kandahar women are attending literacy classes for the first time in their lives. The women are learning traditional needlework and embroidery as well as how to read and write. Literacy plays a crucial role in bringing hope for a better future.
6-8, 9-12
Chinyanta’s Digital Diary: A Zambian teen fights for child rights and gender equality
Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba reports on child rights from Lusaka, Zambia and Florence, Italy.
6-8, 9-12
Gender equity beyond primary education 'Progress for Children' interview series
Judith Bruce speaks to UNICEF Radio about what can be done to protect the rights of the most vulnerable adolescent girls.

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