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Gender Matters [PTP.2020.16E]


1 Days
Zone du programme
0.00 $US
Personne de référence de l'évenement

Arrière plan

Gender Matters is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to the concept of gender. 

Objectifs de l'événement

The course offers various lenses through which you can look at the complex concept of gender and the inequalities that exist in your environment.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Define gender as socially embedded;
  • Describe key gender-related terms;
  • Distinguish between different conceptualizations of gender;
  • Identify sources of gender inequality in their environment.

Contenu et structure


The course is composed of eight sections:


•   Section 1: Defining gender

•   Section 2: Gender vs. sex

•   Section 3: Gender as a social construct

•   Section 4: Gender as order

•   Section 5: Gender as power hierarchy

•   Section 6: Gender as shared identity

•   Section 7: Gender stereotypes

•   Section 8: Masculinities

•   Section 9:  The UN approach to gender 


The average work time is estimated at 2 hours. 



The course is a self-guided, self-paced, web-based course that is on-going and can be accessed at any time. The material is presented in an interactive visual and text format with web-based reference resources. Multiple choice quizzes at the end of each lesson serve a dual function of assessing and evaluating the students’ understanding and retention and provide a further didactic function by reviewing the content.

At the successful completion of the course participants will be awarded with a badge.  

Audience visée

Primary audience: The course is designed for anyone who has an interest in the concept of gender and gender equality.

Secondary audience: The course is geared towards anyone who wishes to garner a baggage of basic knowledge to then pursue more advanced courses in conflictology, notably UNITAR’s Master's degree in Conflict, Peace and Security.

Informations supplémentaires

Technical Requirements 

UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following: 


Windows 7 or superior; 
MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior; 


Intel Core 2 Duo – or AMD – 3 GHz processor; 
3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended); 
Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.                     


Adobe Acrobat Reader; 
Adobe Flash Player. 


Google Chrome 30.0 or superior; 
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or superior; 
Safari 7 or superior; 
Microsoft Edge 

Note that JavaScript, Cookies and Popups must be enabled 


- Apple iOS in Apple iOS 10 or superior on iPad: 

Articulate Mobile Player; 
Moodle Mobile. 

- Android OS in Android OS 4.1 or superior (optimized for tablets): 

Articulate Mobile Player; 
Moodle Mobile.