This page provides a large number of activities to explore the issue of gender inequality and empowerment of women. It begins with a thought provoking discussion based on the UN choice for Ambassador for women Wonder Woman, before looking in more depth at the face of gender inequality through a series of UN posters. This is followed up by a multiple choice quiz. Students then look at the characteristics and steps required for a country to achieve women empowerment through a number of informative resources before revisiting the UN Ambassador role through some personal (real life) stories. Students then make use of the video library of empowerment success stories to build examples at a range of scales.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To understand and explain the process of empowering women
- To evidence examples of women empowerment at a range of scales
Starter Activity_Wonder Woman - Ambassador for Women?_Processes and Power
Discuss the decision of the UN to firstly, choose Wonder Woman as an ambassador for women and then secondly retire her