Category: Initiative

Area: Gender inequality

Place/Country: Cyprus

Date: Ongoing

Institutions involved: Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

Target group: Teachers and educators

Goals / Objectives /Aims: 

  • Aid educators to identify and comprehend gender stereotyping and its impact on education and society
  • Provide strategies and resources for integrating gender equality into teaching practices and curriculum development.

Content / Structure / Description including strengthening action competence

One initiative which focuses on addressing gender stereotyping that is implemented in Cyprus is the “Gender Equality in Education” toolkit offered by the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute. This toolkit is aimed at educators for aiding them to identify and address gender stereotyping in education. The toolkit includes various topics related to gender equality, including gender stereotypes, gender roles, and gender-based discrimination. This toolkit also provides strategies and resources for integrating gender equality into teaching practices and curriculum development.

Through this, educators in Cyprus can gain a better understanding of the impact gender stereotyping has on education and society as a whole. Moreover, this toolkit can aid educators in creating inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive regardless of their gender. By addressing gender stereotyping in education, this course helps to promote a more inclusive society where individuals of all genders can reach their full potential without being held back by pre-embedded discriminatory attitudes and beliefs.

Results / Responses → Resulting Competences:

Overall, this toolkit aids educators in Cyprus to develop knowledge and strategies which will enable them to create more inclusive and equal learning environments, where students can reach their full potential regardless of their gender.

Feedback / Evaluation of the practice:

N/A for this specific toolkit, however overall, resources and initiatives like this  are essential steps in creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments and reducing gender-based discrimination in education.

Link to the source:

Cyprus Pedagogical Institute. (n.d.). Gender Equality Plan (GEP) 2022-2025. Retrieved March 31, 2022, from

Cyprus Pedagogical Institution, & Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth . (n.d.). Gender equality in Education. Retrieved from

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