Teacher Well-Being

Gender

Staff in Africa discussed how gender and age are linked to well-being. Gender is a significant issue in relation to a sense of security. For example, on the way to school, women may feel at risk for gender-based/sexual violence, whereas male teachers may be at risk for other forms of violence. Staff members also suggested that because of the gender roles and expectations in their communities, a male teacher may have particular worries about feeding and clothing his family and paying his children‘s school fees.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion:

What do you think are some other connections between gender and well-being? In what ways are these or other gender issues relevant in your context?