Empowering UN System Agents of Change for Gender Equality

Empowering UN System Agents of Change for Gender Equality

Empowering UN System Agents of Change for Gender Equality

25 March–26 April 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Gender equality has made progress, although it is threatened by multiple crises. Challenges remain, especially after COVID-19 that meant a radical change with impact on the labour market and workplace. How can UN System Agents of Change better include gender equality and tackle challenges arising from crises in the new era? How can Gender Focal Point (GFP) networks support organizations in embracing change? This United Nations Gender Focal Points capacity-building programme, collaboratively designed and implemented by the ITCILO and the UN Women Training Centre, will introduce GFPs to the UN gender architecture and the latest gender policies and frameworks. This 5-week blended learning and action-planning programme will allow participants to explore strategies and tools for identifying and addressing obstacles to gender equality in their context. They will examine gender-mainstreaming tools relating to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (GEWE), and their concrete application. If you are pushing for equality from the United Nations System, either in HQ or in the field, improve your practice and widen your network with this training course!

Who attends this course?

- UN System Agents of Change for Gender Equality and UN staff working on gender equality, either in HQ or in the field - All UN staff interested in promoting gender equality

What topic does this course cover?

This blended course helps participants use gender-centered tools to promote equality and decent work for all:

  • The United Nations’ gender architecture and network of gender focal points
  • Good practices and tools within the United Nations system
  • Gender equality challenges and how to overcome them
What will I learn?

This 5-week journey will provide you with the basic knowledge and guidance in understanding why gender equality matters, in particular to “build back better” and promote a sustainable and inclusive development.

You will comprehend why there is a need of change, and will discover tools and strategies for gender mainstreaming.

The final goal is supporting you making change happen!

Participants will practice their skills in an interactive learning environment during the 5-day residential phase:

  • How to use gender mainstreaming tools
  • All about the United Nations’ system-wide action plan on gender equality
  • How to create a community of practice that fosters discussion and knowledge-sharing

Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

What will I be able to do?

By the end of your eLearning journey, you will be able to:

  • Recognize gender inequalities in your work context
  • Refer to the international legal framework to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment within UN entities, supporting your organization in the achievement of UN goals
  • Manage and apply strategies and tools to efficiently mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment within your UN organization
  • Access a global community of practice for discussion and knowledge-sharing
  • Elaborate an individual action plan aimed to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment to be implemented in your organization.
Why should I join?

Here are three key reasons, among others, to take this course:

  1. It is an opportunity to engage with UN officials and international experts about gender mainstreaming within organizations.
  2. There will be practical discussions about how UN entities can help achieve gender equality.
  3. You will identify how you can become a part of the solution.

The ITCILO and UN Women Training Center are known for their highly effective learning methodologies that include:

  • Interactive online and face-to-face training sessions, including Q&As with international experts and workshops, facilitating individual and collective learning
  • Participants learning practical skills by experimenting with gender mainstreaming strategies and tools, and exchange knowledge and practices with colleagues from diverse UN Entities worldwide
  • Individual gender action plans, conceived by each participant and mentored by international experts, that can be put in place within organizations after the training

Learn more about this course!

Dive into our enriching information webinar for exclusive insights, expert Q&A sessions, and a sneak peek into the transformative journey that awaits in our upcoming programme:

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