- Why do we need gender competence within social work?
- One of the central tasks of social work is to recognize and to foster individuality and the developmental potential of addressees of social work.
- Traditional gender hierarchies can be counterproductive in this matter.
- The EU-concept of gender mainstreaming has been ratified, among others, by Germany. The concept has been inscribed, for instance, into SGB (social act) VIII for child- and youth services, and it is a central directive for charities and organizations in the field of social work. Gender competence is crucial for its implementation.
- Within the course, we will research, methodologically deepen, and critically reflect upon implementations of gender mainstreaming in social entities.