Social Inequality

Cross-Cultural Examples

Students can read about the issues in different countries, creating their own overview, before moving on to considering ways in which citizens in other countries can do something to address these issues.

This article provides a useful teacher overview of cross-cultural examples of gender inequality:

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These can be turned into a PowerPoint presentation for the basis of discussions in class. Students could be asked to find out more about one or more of these examples. Alternatively the work of Amnesty International on sexual and reproductive rights is relevant here.

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Examples of ‘planned events’ by members of the USA’s Amnesty International organisations can be found on their Facebook page, accessed via this article:

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