Funded by the European Union and the Government of Turkey, the project Promoting Gender Equality in Education is promoting gender equality for girls and boys throughout the education system by helping teachers, schools and the ministry of education to understand gender equality, assess their schools’ capability and capacity to deliver on this and to ensure the curriculum and textbooks are free from gender bias.
It’s not about being a man or a woman. It’s all about being a human.
The project has been implemented in 40 pilot schools: 13 high schools, 14 secondary schools, 10 primary schools and three pre-schools.
It included developing tools to make the whole school gender-sensitive; developing recommendations to ensure gender equality by reviewing education policies, legislation, curricula and textbooks; training educators using specially-developed training packages and raising awareness about gender equality in different segments of society, starting from schools and their environs.