Day 12: Gender Equality

In today’s activities pupils will learn what Goal 5 is all about and how Irish Aid and its partners, are working to achieve Gender Equality worldwide


Pupils will watch a video to learn about Female Food Heroes in Tanzania.  Activities will develop pupils reading and writing skills and encourage creativity.

Step1: Read What’s Goal 5: Gender Equality all About?

Step 2: Watch ‘Sharon Corr meets the Female Food Heroes’

Learn about the importance of female farmers in Tanzania.

Sharon Corr is an Irish singer who is well known for her charity work with Oxfam, an NGO supported by the government of Ireland.

Step 3: Meet Ester from Tanzania

Find out why she is a Female Food Hero!

Step 4: Complete an activity

Choose one (or more) of the activities below:

Create a Female Hero
Photo Essay

Take the From Where I Stand survey

(adapted from the World’s Largest Lesson)

Scroll through the Generation Equality Slideshow

See how women have always made a difference…everywhere (adapted from

Want to go Further?

Colour in the pictures representing Equality

Make some Toilet Paper Roll PeopleGive your toilet roll person a job from the ‘From Where I Stand survey’

Get a parent to sit down with you and ask them to complete this quiz on women’s unpaid work!

Read the comic Chakra the Invincible to see a boy and girl work together for equality