Basic concept of Gender

Topic: Basic Concept of Gender

Background: Gender is an important social stratification that significantly shapes the lived experiences of men and women across different age groups, ethnicity, social-status, religions and so forth. Gender is not about women; rather gender is about the power relation between men and women. In a patriarchal society, gender relations favour men as they inhibit higher statuses than women, which is manifested in allocation of roles and responsibilities, access to and control over resources, rights and so forth.  Thus, this training intends to unpack concepts related to gender. Participants will engage in several practical exercises and examples to think critically and to question the exiting gender order in our society.

Objectives: At the end of the training, trainees will be able to

  • explain gender ideology and its influences on lived experiences of men and women
  • explain how gender socialisation produce and reproduced the dominant gender ideology
  • identify different types of gender-based discriminations      
  • explain gender equality and gender equity
  • describe different conceptions of gender lenses and their implication


Content: Includes - Definition and concept of gender (gender relations, rights, roles and responsibilities); gender socialisation and agents of socialisation; gender stereotypes; gender-based discrimination; patriarchy, masculinity and femininity; gender equality and equity; gender lenses (binary, relational and intersectional) and gender facts and figures in Ethiopia (contents will be customised based on organisational context and interests).

Duration: 2 days


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