ERIC Number: ED435914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Gender-Based Advocacy for Equity and Non-violence.
Should counselors today be concerned about gender roles and gender-based issues? Haven't gender-based problems been solved by the extensive interventions of the last 25 years? The answers to these questions are a resounding yes to the first and no to the second. This paper examines gender advocacy, and the values assumptions undergirding it, largely in relation to equity and non-violence. Advocacy strategies and resources are presented throughout the paper. This paper also discusses the need for gender-based advocacy, barriers based on gender, and mixed signs of progress. A rationale for advocacy, the historical context of gender, a systems intervention strategy, gender advocacy across cultures, interventions for boys and men, gender-based advocacy strategies, continuing advocacy for girls and women, new advocacy for boys and men, and strategies in counselor education are also examined. An ultimate ideal or goal for gender advocacy is to awaken "critical consciousness" of the importance and power of gender in one's life, of how it relates to and affects other identities, of how it interacts with the contextual and cultural issues, and how we can through advocacy transform the organizations, institutions, and communities which perpetuate violent and inequitable treatment of human beings. (Contains 16 references and lists 5 additional resources.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Cultural Differences, History, Intervention, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Violence
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