15-30 minutes, depending on whether a follow-up discussion is useful or necessary
Participants match names with quotes on female participation in politics and society, or female empowerment in general. The exercise aims at increasing awareness for gender in politics and society, for
participants’ own gender bias, and for gender bias and female empowerment on an international level. Additionally, it increases the knowledge about female politicians or influential women.
In a face-to-face activity: The trainer explains the objective (match name and quote) to the learners. On the board, the group matches the names with the quotes. They then explain and discuss the quote. This activity can also be implemented as a competition between 2 groups (the group with the most matches wins).
Through a discussion at the end of the activity, the learners can reflect on their own awareness of gender in politics and their own gender bias. Depending on the group and the context in which this activity is implemented, the trainer may lead the discussion by asking questions such as: „Were you surprised by the outcome?” „How many female politicians did you know?” „Do you agree with this/that statement? Why (not)?”
As an online exercise, the participants use an online activity (see below) to match the names and the quotes on the TAG website. The educator instructs them to think about the following questions after reading the quote:
Materials & Resources:
Face-to-face activity: List of quotes (note: bold font indicates correct answer)
Online activity: exercise on the TAG website