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Regional Meeting on the Elimination of Gender Stereotypes and Sexist Language in Education Materials in Primary and Secondary Levels

Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development (
Government
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    Intro

    The “Regional Meeting on the Elimination of Gender Stereotypes and Sexist Language in Education Materials in Primary and Secondary Levels” is a project under ACW work plan 2011-2015. ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Philippines and ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Thailand jointly work on the “Elimination of Gender Stereotypes and Sexist Language in Education Materials in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels” project under ACW work plan 2016-2020. This project aims to eliminate gender stereotypes and sexist language in education materials where ACWC Philippines is in charge of implementing the project in tertiary level and ACW Thailand is in charge of that in primary and secondary levels.

    Implementation of the Project/Activity

    The Regional Meeting on the Elimination of Gender Stereotypes and Sexist Language in Education Materials in Primary and Secondary Levels has been implemented since 2019. Phase 1 of the project began in 2019 and phase 2 is ongoing.

    Results/Outputs/Impacts

    1. ASEAN consensus 2. ASEAN’s best practices in eliminating gender stereotypes and sexist language in education materials through publishing education materials both in Thai and English 3. Media contents to raise awareness regarding gender inequality and gender-based discrimination in education system and family. There are 6 animations in total, including 3 Claymation and 3 short story with English subtitle where every country could use as a tool to raise gender awareness and address gender issues. For phase 2 implementation, the project is to publish sourcebook and create media contents to raise awareness, reduce inequality, gender bias and gender discrimination particularly in primary and secondary schools

    Enabling factors and constraints

    Cooperation and partnerships of all counterparts at national and regional level particularly ASEAN are enabling factors for implementing the project. As the meeting was held for 2 days, the discussions could not fully provide answers to all the questions and issues raised in the meeting due to time constraint. However, the regional meeting is a significant progress in promoting gender equality in Thailand, ASEAN community and global community

    Sustainability and replicability

    1. High level of practicality of the best practice in eliminating gender stereotypes and sexist language in education materials 2. The media contents, created for raising awareness of gender inequality and gender-based discrimination in education system and family, are applicable to both Thai and ASEAN

    Other sources of information

    Website of Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development http://www.dwf.go.th/Content/View/9346/1n

    COVID-19 Impact

    The impact of COVID-19 affects the change in timeframe and plan of the project in phase 2

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    This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
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    Timeline
    01 August 2019 (start date)
    30 September 2021 (date of completion)
    Entity
    Department of Women's Affairs and Family Development of Thailand
    Ongoing
    No
    SDGs
    Other beneficiaries

    Academia and people working on promoting gender equality in ASEAN member states as well as other countries

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    Countries
    Thailand
    Thailand
    Contact Information

    Miss Varissara, Social Development Worker (Senior Professional Level)