WEEK2: How Do Our Differences Keep Us Apart?
Invisible Walls

Gender inequality is a major obstacle to human development. From advancement barriers to glass ceilings, women and girls have been discriminated against in health, education, labor, political representation, etc. Why are men treated differently and paid better than women in many parts of the world? What invisible walls have kept us from seeing the truth of what's happening?

Take a look a the students' perspectives:


The students from Argentina did research about how people differ in their country.


The Australian students did research about how people differ in their country.


We had a very long discussion about differences, why some of their mothers – willing to work – decided to stay at home. They talked about religion, their parents dreams and the walls built by language and gender.


The students from Bangladesh have researched all the invisible walls that prevail in our society.
They find all the data and create excel charts and write composition.


The students from Belgium focussed on how people differ in their country.


The Canadian students learned about case studies regarding the gender equality in 20th century Canada. Next, they considered how we have moved toward—or away from—greater equality in the last few years. Finally, students examined several cases of gender inequality around the world.


The students from Egypt focussed on how people differ in their country.

The students also prepared a song. Take a look!


The Greek students focussed on cultivating gender equality through art and drama.


Rashmi Kathuria's class

First video - First video

Amita Sharma's class

The students created this presentation

Santhi Karamcheti's class

Watch this presentation including Indian students offering their vision.


This week the students looked at gender differences and how these differences affected them personally as young people in Ireland.
They focused on three areas;

  1. Gender differences in toys and how toys are marketed and sold for either boys or girls
  2. Pay inequality in terms of gender in Ireland
  3. Inequality in sport in Ireland. They conducted interviews with:
  • Caroline Murray- Player Retention & Programme Evaluation Coordinator- Camogie Association
  • Dr. Aoife Lane- Chairperson of the WGPA (Women's Gaelic Players Association)
  • David Burke- Captain Galway Hurling Team
  • Aidan Harte- Right Half Back Galway Hurling Team


The Israeli students focus on gender equality.


In the class, each student gave one opinion on the topic "How boys and girls, men and women, different? Is there any inequality?" Some wrote about social status, some wrote about hobbies and others wrote about jobs.


The Kenyan students had a class discussion on Gender Equality. The students mainly looked at how culture has been used wrongly to make statements that lead to gender inequality as most of the African societies are patriarchal


The Lithuanian students focus on Gender Equality and Conflicts.


The Macedonian students focus gender equality.

New Zealand

Taieri College

The students reflected about Gender Equality and shared their findings in a presentation.

Opaheke School - Year 7 & 8 students

The students reflected about Gender Equality and shared their findings in a presentation.

Watch their presentation.


Ayo Odeogbola's class

Olalekan Adeeko's class

The Nigerian students did a panel discussion about Gender Equality.


The students from Pakistan focussed on how people differ in their country.

A black belt student who's sister is also a belt and the sister is having more opportunities because she is a better player: watch video.


This first video is from an all girls group in my class. They went out of their way to interview another teacher in our school who teaches Religious Education to know his view about gender inequality. They also interviewed their fellow students to know the what other students think about gender inequality.

They made 2 presentation: first - second


The Polish students focus on Gender Equality.


The Portuguese students reflected about Gender Equality in Portugal. The girls also made an interactive image on thinglink about Friendship

South Africa

This week started with my Gr 6 learners debating and discussing the questions. Their answers sparked many interesting discussions which brought up both uncomfortable and different situations, which were especially relevant to the South African context. The learners decided to video their answers to the questions in pairs. This week, we as a class focused on developing our collaboration skills, thinking out of the box and listening with understanding and empathy.

Watch their video

Sierra Leone


Men are considered more vital in professional working environments far way​ more than the women. This is simply because men are usually more educated in Sierra Leone as compared to the women. It can also be in their level of output. In some cases, men and women may attain the same level of education, but when they get to the office, the men's ability is expected to be greater and often even women seem to expect less of themselves. Even when doing the same job though there is nearly always à difference in their​ salaries and many other facilities. Even Though we have some women who are very active and creative too.

Watch this video.

Taking it from the religious point of view, especially the Muslims. Men have more right in the mosque than the women. The religion forbids women to lead any prayer anywhere. This is somehow different for the Christians. In the church, women are given some responsibilities to undertake, women even occasionally lead the congregation . Though most tasks are done by the men.

In the early days after the colonial era, parents didn't send their female children to school, simply because they thought it fit that women should learn house work only. Only the men were allowed by then to gain education. Even up-to-date in some rural areas, there are still some parents who have that same idea. However, with the arrival of some non governmental organisations especially EducAid, staff have been moving countrywide to sensitise these parents to allow and encourage their female children to get education. We have the same issues though of low expectations

Another way how women are treated differently is what we called here "the Bondo society". Where they use the female genital multilation (F.G.M) to initiate girls. The women normally spend two weeks or more in a sacred place to undergo this process. This is a disadvantage to the female, though those days parents and even the children don't know that because of illiterate. The Bondo society came into existence because they thought that it is only at that period the women will learn how to take care of their various homes. Female circumcision seriously endangers girls' lives and is part of hypocritical attitudes towards women and sex.

In Sierra Leone, women often enter into marital status in early age as compared to their male counterparts. In most rural areas, girls at the age of thirteen can be given out into marriage, while boys at that age will be still at his parents home either doing education or farming activities. This is done in most cases because of the little bride price the men normally give to the parents.


Juan's class

The Spanish students reflect about Gender Equality.

Angeles' class

1. Students are doing a video where work the humans differences as opportunity
2. A short video where Ss are making a role play about commons scenes in Spain
3. Students go out the city to aks people about the women equality today: Video
4. This Sway in catalan language.

Watch the video


This is a video on what happened when my students invented an Equality machine that turned inequality between gender into EQUALITY! This is how they want their future to look like. We are all equal!


The students from Tunisia are reflecting about the idea wether men and women are completely equal in their country.


The students from Turkey are reflecting about the idea wether men and women are completely equal in their country.

United Arab Emirates

Please put the address of your submission here: This week our focus was mainly on Gender Inequality in UAE in past and present. How landscape is changing with time.
Students recorded short videos to express their thoughts

Short debate about difference between different Genders. Watch this video.


This week the students focussed on gender equality.