Associations: Women, Men

Exercise description

The participants split into two groups: women and men. All the participants in both groups get two post- its each. They have 30 seconds to write down the first things that come to their mind about the given topic. The first topic is: “What are men like?” Then the post-its are gathered and attached to the “male” and “female” wall newspapers. Then the next topic is read out: “What are women like?” When all the post-its have been attached to the wall newspaper, the trainer reads out the answers. The participants are given the opportunity to add more associations if they wish.



  • Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise:
  • How do you feel about these notes? Where do they come from?


Type of exercise:


15-60 min


Possible difficulties:

Related Workshops:

Gender equality

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