5: Gender Equality

Gender Equity Citizen Project

Paulette Stevenson and Trisha Lavigne

Cohort 2020-2021


You are a part of a global effort to increase access to education and empower students through “open pedagogy.”  Open pedagogy is a “free access” educational practice that places you – the student – at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment.  The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community.  This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of English; Psychology to achieve SDG #05: Gender Equality

Learning Objectives

Evaluate gender equality issues.


Now that you have explored the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) of Gender Equality (SDG5), what it means and how it might relate to you, this final project is an opportunity to apply your ideas.  You are being challenged to consider the state of gender equality in our current world, gather expert knowledge about this social issue, and propose positive solutions based on what you have learned.

There are 3 parts to this assignment:

I.  Gather additional information specific to your target issue and audience.

II. Create a tangible product that reflects your specific interest as it relates to SDG5. You are free to choose one of the three possibilities:

Option #1:  Advocacy Video

Option #2:  Infographic

Option #3   Podcast

III. Present the finished product to the class. 


I. Literature Review   DUE DATE:_________________

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of gender equality is a complex issue spanning numerous areas worldwide. Equity in rights, education, freedom from harassment and victimization, representation, and physical and mental health are just some of the subtopic areas that might be focused on to advocate for SDG5.  Generate some ideas for where YOU believe there is a need and interest to advocate. You can navigate to the UNSDG5 website for even more ideas:


Conduct an overview of the research and information relevant to your selected problem. Recent research is desired, although seminal pieces may also be included. Sure, you can do a basic Google search to “get ideas” and inspiration about the specifics related to your idea, but you will not be able to “use” or cite this webpage info UNLESS it comes from a gov. or edu. website. For a review of literature, go on the library homepage and start a basic journal search of your topic. Don’t forget…our librarians are HAPPY to assist you in the journal search!

Generate possible solutions to the issue of your focus based upon your understanding of the “problem” and relevant research.  Meaning, what do YOU think would help address the issue? Training, awareness, starting a dialogue, etc…?

II. Create a Product  DUE DATE:_________________

Each student will be responsible for his or her own work.

Teams are accepted only with prior instructor approval.

Step One: Decide which of the three choices you will be producing for this project.

Step Two: Create the product. You are encouraged to have it reviewed by a trusted person to identify any elements that need editing and assess how “user friendly” the final product is.

Project Choices (select one)

Choice #1: Advocacy Video

Once you’ve done your research, it is recommended that you write/type out a script or outline of ideas. What is your overall point or message? Once that is decided, pick your platform. Do you want to talk in the video? Will you use animation software or YouTube editor? Be careful when choosing a platform and make sure that you are able to export/share correctly. Lastly, finalize  (export, check sharing options) and upload to Canvas (a website url, or a media recording, or a file upload). You are responsible for making certain your instructor can access the video PRIOR to the project deadline.

Choice #2: Infographic

You will produce a single, organized, “poster-style” infographic on the SDG5 subtopic of your choice. The topic should be something that you have researched and care about.

Your infographic must have THREE different charts or graphs of AT LEAST TWO different types (2 bar + 1 pie… NOT 3 pie charts). Please take care to create an infographic that is a complete, visually interesting AND informative product with a uniform style and approach. You should not pay any money to use software for the creation of your infographic. Some free options to create an account for and use include:

Other requirements to review prior to submission include:

  • Must have titles and/or labels on each chart included in infographic.
  • Your project needs an overall Title.
  • You MUST have your name on your project.
  • You MUST turn in a .PNG of your project.
  • You MUST include the sources for your data in the BOTTOM RIGHT of your infographic – make a small box for all three of them as web links
  • You MUST include the logo for our school (GCC) in one corner (can be top or bottom, left or right) of the page.

You are responsible for making certain your instructor can access the infographic image PRIOR to the project deadline.

Choice #3: Podcast

Create a ~3 to 5-minute podcast that is based on the subtopic of your choice. While you are free to appropriately express your views in a manner that adheres to our student conduct code (found in the student handbook) the 

Format Requirements




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