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#5: Gender Equality

What is gender? What does it mean to have gender equality? Why should I care?

Find out: Watch this clip to learn more about the importance of gender equality in the world.


While you are watching and listening you might like to think about these questions.

What do the words gender and equality mean?

Do you think genders in your country are treated equally? Why or why not?

Can you translate these words into another language?

Why do you think people treat genders differently?


How does inequality affect people?

Understanding Goal 5: Gender Equality (Primary)



Kehinde Wiley

Frida Kahlo

Barbara Kruger

Kara Walker

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  • gender equality kids artwork

  • art about equality

  • fairness shown through art


Kehinde Wiley

Images of Kehinde’s work



Kehinde Wiley Little Bio

Teacher Resources:



Frida Kahlo-

Self-Portrait with Cropped hair , 1940


Self-portrait on the Border between Mexico and the United States of America

Frida Kahlo, 1932

Barbara Kruger


We don’t need another hero

I shop, therefore I am

Kara Walker (American artist)









More Art examples

Examples from an Art Competition on Gender Equality

Gender Roles & Stereotypes

What are gender roles and stereotype?




What are gender stereotypes?





Child Social Experiment Looks At Gender Equality

PS- the Gender pay gap information at the end of this clip is inaccurate.


Stereotypes-Men & Women

Nike-Nothing can Stop us

Art & Advertising
The Power of Adverts & Sport

Run Like a Girl

Nike-Women in Sport

Man Up


Gender Stereotypes Hallween Costumes

Book list connecting to
SDG #5 Gender Quality

Art Idea: Comparison Poster

Watch some of the clips above to learn about gender stereotypes

Next, talk with your friends and make a list of male and female stereotypes.

What images, symbols or ideas would match these stereotypes.

Make a comparison poster showing these stereotypes.

Art Idea:
Self Portraits

When considering stereotypes and equality versus inequality this could be a perfect time to have students self reflect on what makes them unique before creating their own self portrait (possibly using The Two Fridas picture) as inspiration to show the outer and inner self.

Students could also make two masks to show how we present our self to the world and the inner private self.


Art Idea: 
Silhouette Art

Watch, read and explore all about the artist Kara Walker from America in the resources above.

Next, draw out a bunch of ideas, what objects would best represent you.

Experiment with different designs and create different silhouettes joined that best show who you are.

Carefully cut these out with a craft knife using black cardboard.

Experiment with your final design, what would happen if you used a torch to create shadows or painted a colourful background and stuck your silhouette on the top?


Taking Action

Here is a list of ideas from the Good Life Goals that can help you to take action on goal #5.


Taking Action
Where to Start?


New Ideas & Resources

Coming soon!


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