What is the Role of Women/Men in Society?

Materials: Post-its in two colours

Exercise description


Distribute the post-its so that women and men get different colours, e.g. green for women and yellow for men. The task is to write the first thing that comes to your mind when asked the question:

  1. 1. What is the role of women in society?
  2. 2. What is the role of men in society?

Ask one question, then after 20-30 seconds collect the post-its and ask the second question. On a wall newspaper, where these questions are headlines, attach the post-its of one colour on the left and those of the other colour on the right. Then invite the participants to come look at the notes.


Discussion in the plenary

Suggested questions for the discussion:

  • What do you find important or interesting in the notes?
  • Do you see any interdependence or links between gender roles in society?


Type of exercise:


15-60 min


Possible difficulties:

Related Workshops:

Gender equality

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