Exploring Gender Diversity

Exploring Gender Diversity
Main Topic
Empowerment and Inclusion – Gender
Additional Topic(s)
Empowerment and Inclusion – Pride
Mobility - Visibility of Youth
30-60 minutes
Implementation Mode
• Be able to differentiate between gender and sex;

• Self-identify one’s own gender;

• Explore frequently used gender norms.
Overview of Activity
In our daily lives, we mix with people from all walks of life. Many of these individuals share the same values and beliefs as us, whereas others share different values and beliefs.

Our gender is one of the most important characteristics of our lives. It can vary over time, and can vary from society to society. The World Health Organisation refers to gender identify as a person’s deeply felt, internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond to the person’s physiology or designated sex at birth.

In this exercise, you will explore the meaning of gender, and look at different genders which people can use to express their own gender identities, and self-identify the most appropriate gender which fits your beliefs, feelings, and values.
Description of Activity
1. When you think about the terms “gender” & “sex”, what do you think about? Write them down on a piece of paper.

2. Read this article to learn more about the important difference between these two terms: "https://www.healthline.com/health/different-genders#gender-vs-sex">https://www.healthline.com/health/different-genders#gender-vs-sex

3. What does gender mean to you? Is it important? Is it not so important? Write down your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

4. Watch this YouTube video to learn more about different genders and their flags: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3YIacXTRTc&ab_channel=OdinWolf">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3YIacXTRTc&ab_channel=OdinWolf

5. If any of the genders in the previous video caught your attention, learn more about them here: "https://gender.fandom.com/wiki/ ">https://gender.fandom.com/wiki/

6. Pause for a moment and reflect. Is there a person in your life, such as a friend, family member, or celebrity, who identifies as a different gender to you? Do they identify as gender-queer, hijra, non-binary, FTM, MTF, or polygender?
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