Gender and Poverty

Preliminary Self Assessment on Gender

Authors: ILO/GCU, O. Ejderyan, R. Tuor

The lesson "Gender and Poverty" was build upon the learning module "Gender, Poverty and Employment" of the International Training Centre of the ILO (International Labour Organisation):

Indicate how you feel in terms of KNOWLEDGE and/or SKILLS for each question.
Please note that the rating grid goes from 1 to 5
(1 = no knowledge, no skills;
2 = little knowledge, little skills;
3 = some knowledge, some skills;
4 = good knowledge, good skills;
5 = very good knowledge, very good skills):

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Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, you shall be able to:

  • Review why gender equality is to be regarded as a key element of any development agenda, and an issue cutting across all other social and economic sectors;
  • Gain an historical overview of the legal and political milestones of the international action for gender equality and women's empowerment;
  • Explore the jargon related to gender and development;
  • Appraise some operational approaches to promote gender equality in development planning.


To accomplish the learning objectives of this lesson, you will have to:

  • Go twice through the Self Assessment on Gender (at the beginning and at the end of this lesson);
  • Read some texts on the basic concepts relevant for gender approaches;
  • Complete a short self-test.

Working through this lesson you will come across the following activities, tests and downloads:




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