Oksana Kikinezhdi, Olha Kiz, Iryna Shulha


The article deals with an actuality and social demand of a gender-sensitive university as a subject of social interaction in the territorial community. The mechanisms, content and structure of the gender-sensitive approach in preparing future social workers for working with socially vulnerable groups of the population in the context of the gender methodology are revealed. The gender-sensitive environment at the university is interpreted as gender-equitable, based on the principles of social justice, gender equality, egalitarianism and parity of both sexes.
The main directions of implementation of gender-sensitive approach to the university environment are shown. The principles of gender education and ways of introducing gender and educational technics into the activities of Gender Education Centers and the School of Gender Equality schools as volunteering schools are described. The mechanisms of formation of egalitarian consciousness of future social workers by the spreading of the system of gender knowledge and reconstruction of gender stereotypes are substantiated. The results of conducting gender audit as innovative tools for implementing socially important projects in the territorial community are presented. Effective ways of social partnership are shown.


gender-sensitive approach; gender-sensitive environment; gender competence; non-discriminatory education; gender mainstreaming; audit; gender training; social worker.

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