Systems sdg5 Gender equality

Consider the systemic view underpinning rights and duties & challenges and opportunities and the implicit and customary rules that in a given context regulate relations between genders.

Be aware that many of the problems relating to gender differences are complex and ‘wicked’, the causes of which originate from many interdependent factors and therefore require long-term institutional and cultural transformations.

For example:

Students are divided into groups and asked to draw on a flip chart a web showing rights, duties, implicit and customary rules, challenges and opportunities for women and for men.

Students then reflect on differences and set up two webs with string, one for each gender, representing the connections among components identified.

Simulate the tensions and the strains created on the two systems if an external factor occurs (e.g. problems at work, new opportunities, family needs, social challenges…). Then reflect on the differences.