008 - Gender and Change
Examine (AO3) gender inequalities in culture, status, education, birth ratios, health, employment, empowerment, life expectancy, family size, migration, legal rights and land tenure.
- Gender inequality
- Birth ratios
- Land tenure
Define the key terms above using the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom, your 'Geography Course Companion' text book and the useful links provided below.
Activity One - Describe
- Looking at the image below describe where gender equality is close to reality.
- Can you give any reasons why equality may happen in these countries?
- Do any of the results surprise you?
- Try and explain your answer to question 3.
- Using the link below the image write down the five countries which have the least amount of gender equality.
- Why do you think these countries may not support or be able to focus on gender rights.
Activity Two - Watch
- Watch the TedTalk below and write down in what ways gender inequality is often seen as a 'blame' game and how Janet Crawford suggests we should move towards positive action through engagement and curiosity.
- As a statistician what is Hans Rosling's take on gender inequality?
Activity Three - Explain
The group will be divided in to small teams (or as individuals) to research how a specific factor of factors in the syllabus point impacts gender equality. Remember it is good to have an example of a country to illustrate where these factors are impacting gender equality.
- Culture and Status
- Education and family size
- Birth ratios, health and life expectancy
- Employment and migration
- Legal rights and land tenure.
The following links could be used for almost all of the points although there is a large focus on education.
Exam Style Question
Examine the view that gender inequalities are a major obstacle to development. (15 marks)