could the situation of women refugees improve if there were
increased representation by women, and if there were more
Many cultures or groups are typified by a world view. A world
view relates to how a culture sees itself and its members
within the world. Art, philosophy, science, and government
are all influenced by its members world view. How do you think
your world view would change if women represented half the
members of your governing body.
Ask the students
the head of state/government in your country a man or a
a woman ever been the head of state/government in your country?
is the highest office held by a woman in your country?
you name a woman head of state currently in office?
do you think there are and there have been so few women
in positions of power?
heads of state, would women make different decisions than
it make a difference in the world -- in the poverty, violence
and inequality that afflict the world -- if there were more
women in parliaments and other national and international
the points made by the Expert Group Meeting. What would
the response of the experts be to the last two questions?
Would you agree?
Divide the class into groups of three or four. Assign each
group a female character that typifies a region in conflict.
Have the group research the conflict and write a fictious
biography of the character.
Conduct research from various recognized online news resources.
Locate articles from conflicts in the last twenty years that
demonstrate women's roles in the conflict.