Learn about the importance of gender equity in the workplace, identify systems that reinforce inequalities and explore tangible actions you can take to advance gender equity in your current or future workplace.
United Nations entities, international human rights NGOs and other organizations strive to develop more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) states on their website: “Equity, inclusion and diversity are at the heart of what we do.”
Without gender equity, employees are less productive, innovative, and committed, and human rights organizations cannot achieve their goals. Working towards gender equity means tackling inequalities, eliminating discrimination, and enabling everyone to achieve their potential. For human rights professionals, understanding gender equity is more than an asset, its essential for the realization of human rights.
Catalyst, a leading organization in the sector of equity, diversity and inclusion is offering a short online course to build the skills needed to enhance gender equity in the workplace. The entire course takes roughly 2 hours to complete and fits into busy schedules. After successfully finishing the course, learners will be able to explain what gender equity is, argue why it matters and take concrete workplace actions to support gender equity. While everyone can audit the course for free, participants can opt-in for a paid certificate to obtain proof of their skills for recruiters.
In the first part of the course, participants will learn to distinguish gender equality and gender equity and explore what gender equity means to them personally. The second part of the course is dedicated to gender bias at work. Participants will analyze case studies that illustrate inequities and identify ways how they can be addressed. In the third part of the course, learners will examine how policies and practices, norms and behaviors can harm or advance gender equity. Finally, participants will develop their own strategies to build gender equity during their current or future assignments.