Virtual Dialogues

Virtual dialogues are online discussions that aim to motivate debate, exchange of good practices, resources, ideas, and information on different topics related to Training for Gender Equality that respond to the interests, needs and mission of the UN Women Community of Practice.

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General Discussion Forum

This discussion forum is a space in which CoP members can post threads on topics related to training for gender equality – we hope that this will become a focal point for debates and exchange between our members.

Webinar with UNODC on Gender and Organized Crime

by Ruya Leghari -

Join us at a live webinar on Gender and Organized Crime on 7 December 2022 at 9:00 NY time:

This webinar will launch the latest I Know Gender module, jointly developed by the UN Women Training Centre and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Listen to experts present the module and discuss the topic by joining our webinar. Read more in the Concept Note attached below. 


Virtual Dialogue on Online Training and Feminist Pedagogies (3 November 2022)

by Ruya Leghari -

/Edited/ Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the launch of the UN Women Training Centre’s new Working Paper on Online Training and Feminist Pedagogies. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, online training has become the predominant modality for delivering training for gender equality worldwide. But what implications does this shift to online learning have from the perspective of feminist pedagogical principles and practices? This is what we will discussed during this Virtual Dialogue Webinar on 3 November 2022 at 10:00 New York time. 

Virtual Dialogue Webinar 3 November 2022

You can watch a recording of the webinar here: 

Read more in our Concept Note below.

Traditional gender roles among educated married couples

by Drissa TRAORE -

The subject is important but very debatable.
Indeed, education largely depends on that which the woman or man has received in his paternal family.  Yes, on the one hand, education can play an important role, I will rather talk about means. Whether the man or woman as head of household has the means to provide for the basic needs of the family.
Culture (tradition) should also be taken into account. I come from this society or community, I cannot shame my community.  In conclusion, the education here is much supported by the respective roles of man and woman in a couple (educated or not). Let us add that instruction education aspects of more in this traditional role.

Traditional gender roles among educated married couples

by Adebayo Tajudeen Sanni -

Traditional gender roles are improving among educated married couples, and this is a result of education.

Gender roles

by Emmanuel Mncube -

Recent engagement I had with communities revealed that traditional gender roles sometimes work in favour of young girls. Parents argued that it assist them to have time with their girls and it keeps them at home safe from unplanned pregnancy. 

Transversalización del enfoque de género y políticas públicas

by Carmen Cavero -

Hablar de género en la gestión pública en muchos de nuestros países nos lleva a pensar en la importancia de trabajar de manera transversalizar el tema de género en los diversos procesos que se desarrollan en la gestión de la política pública.

En en el Perú, hemos logrado contar con una Política Nacional Género (2019) con lineamientos que precisan la incorporación del enfoque de género en los distintos sectores de gobierno.  Esto nos está permitiendo avanzar en lo público. Actualmente desde mi intervención como consultora estoy trabajando un proceso de capacitación para operadores de justicia que nos permita no solo sensibilizar sino también fortalecer las capacidades de los profesionales para brindar servicios con pertinencia y calidad a las mujeres víctimas de violencia y a las y los integrantes de la familia.

New webinar on the Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers (7 October)

by Ruya Leghari -

Join us on Thursday, 7 October 2021 for an exciting live webinar on the Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers (8:00 New York/14:00 Central European time). 

Are you a gender trainer looking to hone your skills? Then this is the programme for you! Join us live to learn more, meet the conveners and pose your questions for our  expert panellists. Register here to take part in this online event tomorrow: 

Results of the CoP Members Survey

by Ruya Leghari -

Welcome to the newly re-opened CoP forum! 

My name is Ruya and I will be moderating the discussion forum on behalf of the UN Women Training Centre throughout 2017. I hope our members will contribute to this forum as an open space for discussion on any issues related to training for gender equality. If you have any questions regarding the CoP please feel free to contact me at 

To get us started, I'm very pleased to note that we have received a number of responses to our recent CoP Members survey, which the Training Centre circulated this month to learn more about the needs and interests of our CoP members. Thank you to all of you who participated in this survey, your feedback will help us ensure that this year's CoP activities are in line with your interests. Please click the link below to access a summary of the survey results. 

And please feel free to post threads in this forum on the training for gender equality issues that interest you most - we hope all our members will participate and make this a space for collaborative debate and knowledge sharing!

La equidad de género es la capacidad de una sociedad

by Maresa Sujey Lazo Lainez -

La equidad de género es la capacidad de una sociedad de ser equitativa y justa en el trato de hombres y mujeres en los ámbitos social, cultural y político. La equidad de género es responsabilidad del Estado, de las instituciones y de la sociedad en su conjunto. Nuestro país está comprometido con avanzar en la igualdad de género. Para ello, identifica y visibiliza las barreras, brechas e inequidades que se presentan entre hombres y mujeres, generando propuestas de acción para eliminarlas. Odepa entrega información, noticias y datos útiles de interés para promover la equidad de género.

New Virtual Dialogue Webinar: Climate action and training for gender equality (13 December 2021)

by Ruya Leghari -

How can training for gender equality contribute to climate action? Join us live at the UN Women Training Centre's next Virtual Dialogue Webinar to find out (13 December 2021, 10:00 NY time): 

Our expert panellists will discuss why training for gender equality is a relevant strategy for advancing climate action, what practical examples exist of using training for gender equality to support climate action, and how we can leverage training's transformative potential to address the climate crisis.

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