Gender sensitization

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Gender sensitization refers to the modification of behaviour by raising awareness of gender equality concerns.[1] Gender sensitization theories claim that modification of the behavior of teachers and parents (etc.) towards children can have a causal effect on gender equality.[citation needed]

Gender sensitizing "is about changing behavior and instilling empathy into the views that we hold about our own and the other gender."[2] It helps people in "examining their personal attitudes and beliefs and questioning the 'realities' they thought they know."[2]


  1. ^ Bhowmick Soma. "Gender Sensitization and Police". Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Aksornkool, Namtip. Joerger, Cindy; Taylor, Elaine, eds. Gender sensitivity: a training manual for sensitizing education managers, curriculum and material developers and media professionals to gender concerns. p. VIII. 

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