About the exercise
- Plenary exercise
- Time required : 1 h 15 minutes
- Target audience : Best suited to faith-based/grassroots communities and civil society organisations/human rights defenders. Aimed at groups with little (if any) prior knowledge of the concepts of sex and gender.
- To introduce the concepts of sex and gender to participants. (Note: this exercise does not deal specifically with non-binary gender identities or roles.)
- To enable participants to analyse the roles played by men and women in their communities and any limitations places upon these roles, recognising the roots of these in societal and cultural norms.
This exercise starts out as a fun, competitive drawing and word game that draws out gender stereotypes within the context. Participants are then gently challenged to unpack these stereotypes and discuss if and how women, men and society as a whole are negatively affected or benefit from these norms.
Source: Adapted from the activity “What is feminine and what is masculine?” in Church and Gender Equality: Resource and Tool Box, PMU Interlife.