Gender Training. Arfon Rhys The Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales www.cymdeithasycymod.org.uk. Housekeeping. Fire alarm Fire exits and drill Toilets location in building Coffee / lunch arrangements No smoking building Smoking areas location. Introductions.
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The Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales
In pairs, interview each other and find out:
By the end of the day participants will:-
Gender is our ‘created’ sexual identity as opposed to our biological sexual identity.
This is a structure which limits men’s and women’s power to make free choices.
All of us – women and men alike – help create and maintain this system throughout our lives, by our everyday actions.
1. Women give birth to babies, men don’t.
2. Little girls are gentle, boys are tough.
3. Women can breastfeed babies, men can bottle-feed babies.
4. Most building-site workers in Britain are men.
5. Men’s voices break at puberty, women’s do not.
6. According to UN statistics, women do 67% of the world’s work, yet their earnings for it amount to only 10% of the world’s income.
A clear example of separation is the gender-segregated labour market. Almost all of those working in care are women and almost all of those working in technical jobs are men.
In the labour market, men generally earn more than women in just about every occupational category, and women are increasingly scarce the higher up you go in an organisation’s hierarchy.
‘Gender Lenses’ is a name given to the concept of wearing a pair of spectacles and looking at the community:-
Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives.
1. Equal division of power and social influence.
2. Economic equality between women and men.
3. Equal distribution of unpaid care and household work. Women and men shall have the same opportunities to give and receive care on equal terms.
4. Men’s violence against women must stop.
This means resources and services are equally accessible, of equally high quality and equally well adapted to all citizens, regardless of gender.
Services and resources are adapted to the needs of both genders by basing them on women’s and men’s living patterns.
Is there anything that segregates the genders?
Is there anything that attaches value to one gender or the other?
Is any particular gender the norm?
What is the gender representation?
What is the allocation of resources to the genders?
Produce an action plan in expectation of an external or internal event happening.
If the expected event does not happen the plan will not work.
Produce an action plan as a result of an event which has forced the organisation to react.
Produce an action plan based on organisations own agenda for future, based on own needs and priorities.Four approaches to strategy
Step 1 - Developing an understanding of gender equality.
Step 2 - Focus is on determining the conditions for gender mainstreaming.
Step 3 - Planning and organising gender development work.
Step 4 - Auditing, surveying, analysis and the formulation of objectives from a gender equality perspective.
Step 5 - Implementing the measures planned.
Step 6 - Evaluating the outcome of an operation or activity from a gender perspective.
1.Understanding gender equality
This might happen:-
1. If we proceed on the basis of ‘gender neutrality’ which can lead to gender blindness.
2. From a norm that only reflects one of the genders. The process may then be adapted to the needs of that gender.
3. Have different expectations of women and men. Our conclusions may then be gender stereotyped and may cause us to place different
demands on women and men or treat them differently.
From A to B
We want to move from where we are to where we want to be in ? years time
Let us see what change we
want to see happen
Specific: goal & methods must be clearly defined
Measurable: define your objectives numerically
Achievable: humanly possible, with required resources
Relevant: objective must add value to plan
Time: framed set deadlines
Any change is painful and will be resisted by some who feel threatened. Let us consider what will be the positive forces in our favour and the negative forces against us.For change Against change
By the end of the day participants will:-