Challenging the gender norms at early ages in Cairo, Egypt

Final project
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Supervisors: Brynja Elísabeth Halldórsdóttir
Gender norms, Gender Socialization, Gender roles, Gender stereotypes


The project aims to change the gender norms among Egyptian adolescents in Cairo towards greater gender equality. This will be done through raising awareness and building the capacity of students regarding gender-based violence and other gender-based topics, giving them the skills needed to deal with such issues. Besides helping teachers to adopt gender sensitive approaches in dealing with and teaching these issues, the project will provide them with methods and new teaching styles. The trainings and capacity building component will be followed by a gender revisioning of the gender norms and roles embedded in textbooks. The project intends to pilot in three schools in Cairo after doing the Baseline.