From birth, girls are taught to behave like the ideal woman while boys are taught to act like men. Certain tasks are assigned to girls, whilst others are given to boys. Messages about how boys or girls should behave also come from schools, churches and the media. The expectation of what is right for boys and what is right for girls can change over time. In this exercise, participants reflect on how society reinforces gender norms and how these norms affected their own lives growing up. It also encourages them to think about what they want for their children.
To the exercise Boys and girls, Do’s and Dont’s