by Soma Sinha, Divya Sinha, Pallavi Shah, et al.
International Center for Research on Women, 2016
This report provides an evaluation of the Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) program, and is designed to better understand the impact of the program on girls’ and boys’ views of gender equity and violence in Jharkhand. GEMS builds off the idea that the role of schools in perpetuating gender stereotype is often unrecognized, but also that schools present an ideal social institution in which to use to begin to combat those stereotypes that underpin violent behaviour and acceptance of violence. In the GEMS program, teachers are trained both to implement the program and in the skills they need to uncover their own biases.