Key Thematic Issues
Gender
Definition
Gender includes the roles, responsibilities, and identities of women and men and how these are valued in society. They are specific to different cultures and change over time. Gender identities define how society expects women and men to think and act. These behaviors are learned in the family and in schools and through religious teaching and the media. Gender roles, responsibilities, and identities can be changed because they are socially learned.

Source
INEE. (2010). Minimum standards for education: Preparedness, response, recovery.



  Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs-Equal Opportunities
IASC - 2006
This handbook targets field practitioners responding to humanitarian emergencies that result from conflict or natural hazards. In particular, sector/cluster actors are offered practical guidance on identifying and addressing the differing needs and situations of women, girls, boys, and men. A section on gender and education can be found on pp. 49-55 including a brief section on Teaching and Learning and a checklist for assessing gender equality programming in the education sector.

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Arabic: Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs-Equal Opportunities

IASC - 2006
Femmes, filles, garçons et hommes : Des besoins différents, des chances égales

IASC - 2006
Ce manuel s'adresse à l'usage des praticiens sur le terrain qui répondent aux urgences humanitaires résultant de conflits ou de catastrophes naturelles. En particulier, les acteurs des groupes sectoriels tireront profit des conseils sur la manière d'identifier et de répondre aux différents besoins et situations des femmes, filles, garçons, et hommes. Une section sur le genre et l'éducation se trouve aux pages 53-60, y compris une brève section sur l'enseignement et l'apprentissage et une liste de vérification pour évaluer les programmes d'égalité entre les sexes dans le secteur de l'éducation.
Mujeres, Niñas, Niños Y Hombres Igualdad de oportunidades para necesidades diferentes

IASC - 2006
Este manual está dirigido a los profesionales respondiendo a emergencias humanitarias que resulten de situaciones de conflicto o destastres naturales. En particular, se ofrece guía práctica a los actores de sector/cluster para identificar y hacer frente de los necesidades y situactiones diferentes de mujeres, niñas, niños, y hombres. Hay una sección sobre género y educación en las paginas 49-56, incluyendo una breve sección sobre la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje y una lista de verificación para la evaluación de programas para la igualdad de género en el sector de la educación.

  Working for Gender Equality: Recruiting and Retaining Male Educators
INEE Gender Task Team - 2008
This short brief provides guidance on recruiting and retaining male teachers as part of the INEE Gender Task Team's series of Gender Strategies in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction Contexts.

  Working for Gender Equality: Recruiting and Supporting Female Educators
INEE Gender Task Team - 2008
This short brief provides guidance on recruiting and retaining female teachers as part of the INEE Gender Task Team's series of Gender Strategies in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction Contexts. Page 2 provides guidance on approaches to recruiting female educators. Page 3 provides guidance on professional development for female educators. Page 5 has a case study on teacher training and recruiting in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Page 6 has a case study on the gender equity support project in southern Sudan.

  Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence in and through Education
INEE Gender Task Team
This is a general brief establishing a foundation of understanding for Gender Based Violence and indicates how to respond to GBV in and through education. It contains a case study on Guinea and Sierra Leone. Pp. 3-4 discuss approaches to reducing and preventing GBV in schools.

  Gendering Prevention Practices, A Practical Guide to Working with Gender in Sexual Safety and HIV/AIDS Awareness Education
Lewis, J., NIKK (Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research) - 2003
This tool provides MOE Technical Staff in Curriculum and Teacher Training, Ministries of Youth or Women's Affairs, NGOs/UN agencies working on ToT for NGOs and government teachers, and CBOs with very practical activities looking at cross-cutting issues of HIV/AIDS, Gender, Youth.

  Toolkit for Promoting Gender Equality in Education
UNESCO - 2009
The GENIA Toolkit is a collection of resources for use by gender focal points and education planners and implementers to promote gender equality and mainstream gender in the education system. Particularly relevant tools include: Toolkit 10 (p.53) Developing Gender-Responsive Curriculum and Teaching/Learning Materials; Toolkit 12 (p. 58) A Gender-Sensitive Teacher; Toolkit 13 (p.60) Analyzing the Gender-Responsiveness of Teaching/Learning Materials; Toolkit 14 (p.63) Guidance on Gender-Responsive School Observation; Toolkit 15 (p.65) Promoting Gender-Responsive Community Learning Centres (CLCs); Toolkit 19 (p.94) Developing Gender-Responsive Education Projects and Programmes.

  Strategies for Girls' Education
UNICEF - 2004
This tool is a short, basic guide that includes strategies for both inside or outside the classroom proven to increase school attendance and completion by girls. Each promotes in its own way the model of a school that seeks to ensure effective learning in safe, healthy gender sensitive and child-centred environments. Includes a case study of Darfur.

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Stratégies pour l'éducation des filles

UNICEF - 2004
Ce guide de base décrit des stratégies qui, appliquées soit à l'intérieur ou à l'extérieur de la classe, ont prouvé qu'elles pouvaient améliorer les taux de fréquentation scolaire et de réussite chez les filles. Chacune de ces stratégies met en valeur un certain type d'école proposant une méthode d'apprentissage efficace dans un environnement sûr, sain, qui tiennent compte des différences entre les sexes et où l'enfant occupe une place centrale. Ce guide comprend une étude de cas du Darfour.

  Doorways 1. Student Training Manual on School-Related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response
USAID - 2009
This is a training manual on school-related GBV prevention and response. It contains numerous learning objectives for children - including, how to protect themselves from gender violence; strengthen their resiliency if they are abused; and develop their resiliency if they are abused. It targets teachers or facilitators working with children.