This module is a resource for lecturers
This section provides a suggestion for a post-class assignment for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
Imagine: What does a world without gender-based violence against women and girls look like? Analyse: What is required to achieve such a world?
This could be a short exercise in class, or a larger assessment item at the end of the Module.
In discussing or assessing this exercise, lecturers may wish to refer to Topic One, and the 'ecological model' to understand the ways that individual factors intersect with community and social factors to create situations where gender-based discrimination and violence is permitted, or challenged and eradicated.
Students could focus on one form of violence (such as child marriage) or one kind of intervention - creating change through education (for example, how do we educate adults about violence against women? How could we educate small children, or adolescents? How can story-telling, or creating new forms of law contribute to eradicating violence?
Students should be encouraged to express themselves very freely for this exercise - it could include drawings, artworks, short films, poetry, or a banner.
This exercise comes from the V-Day/Vagina Monologues campaign. Here is a 2018 interview with the founder, Eve Ensler, which could be a good final video resource for the class [3:38 minutes].