MISSION: GENDER BALANCE

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.  There has been big progress over the last decades: More girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being reformed…

FREASCO: FREE FROM SEXISM AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT SCHOOL

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world, affecting individuals everywhere, with consequences that reach beyond the individual and can affect entire families and communities. Humanitarian crises and situations of fragility more broadly can exacerbate exposure to different forms of GBV. GBV interventions refer to core crisis programming activities…

SKILLMAN.EU GENDER FOCUS – HOW EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS CAN TACKLE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Gender-based violence is a continuum, whose foundations can be found in everyday attitudes and behaviours that are often left unchallenged. It describes the violence that targets individuals or groups on the basis of their gender. This includes physical, mental, or sexual harm as well as the threat of this harm and coercion. “Sexual violence”, “violence…

WHY ADDRESSING GBVH(GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT) IS IMPORTANT IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

In a truly democratic society, there should be no place for any kind of discrimination or violence. Gender education should be considered at all levels, at all annual groups and curricula to improve education in this subject. GBVH that occurs in educational institutions on a systematic basis has long-term impacts on students’ learning, health, wellbeing,…

Women Men – Equality at work

Equality between men and women in the world workforce is still a matter of concern. Despite the fact that women represent just over 50% of the population internationally, in no country do they even approach 50% in managerial positions, or in any industry. According to the United Nations, the percentages of women in positions of…