Training for Awareness Raising

Posted in — Methods > Training
November 2, 2021
Ide Gesi S27

Raising awareness about inclusion and gender issues helps all employees understand both the problems and the reason why EDI improves the workplace for everyone.

There are a number of best practices which have been identified by UN Women for the international development community in regards to training. This set of training tools draws upon that research to assist non-gender specialists in better understanding the general underpinnings of gender mainstreaming as well as identify cross-cutting areas where they can integrate gender initiatives into their own work:


This seminal TED talk from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does a powerful job introducing the reason why both men and women should be feminists in present day. We feel this is a strong introduction both to the importance of awareness raising of feminist issues, both in and out of the workplace, but also a strong tool to share with staff to inspire honest discussions about gendered issues at work.