Understanding Gender Equality (Baku Eurasian University)

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is an important piece of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals under SDG 5.

Many countries are signing up to international conventions on gender equality and social inclusion to demonstrate their commitment to equal access to education, health, and social protection. In this course, you will learn what is meant by gender equality, why it is important, and how legal frameworks are used to develop inclusive policies and action plans in both developed and developing countries.

Throughout this course, you will learn about the theory and practice of gender equality, explore the intersection of gender with other identity-related characteristics (e.g., race, ability), and build on your learning to create and maintain a compendium of terms and definitions relevant to gender inequality, localized to your work, community, and country.

This course is structured by Baku Eurasian University, open to general public and it is free of charge.

What you will learn

How you will learn

This course is divided into four weeks and each lecture lasts 2 hours with discussion and quizzes. Each module must be completed within a week. Coursework includes videos, lectures, readings, discussions, and quizzes. At the end of the course attendants are required to take exams. Active participants will get a certificate of completion.

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Deadline: 15 March 2024


Gender and the law

There are many laws, legal frameworks, and international frameworks that describe gender equality and provide guidelines for identifying and removing discrimination. In this module, the lecture is: What does it mean to different individuals, communities, and nations to learn that gender inequality is unlawful?

The theory and practice of gender equality

There are many theories about gender equality and multiple practices developed from those theories. In this module, course takers will explore why, despite these efforts, gender equality is so misunderstood, hard to achieve, and resisted.

Intersectionality: what does gender have to do with identity, race, class, age, disability, diversity and sexual orientation

Intersectionality has become one of the key buzzwords associated with gender equality. In this module, course takers will explore what this term means and why it is becoming increasingly important to governments and decision-makers.

The lexicon of gender equality

Learning to use the correct terms and definitions associated with gender equality creates the basis for informed discussion and better outcomes. In this module, course takers will learn how to lead by example by using the right words for the right situation.