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Women's Rights

A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group

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Women's Rights

Learn how beauty standards and gender roles impact women’s rights and how they are advocated for in your local and global communities.

Explore womanhood through global beauty standards, gender roles, and the ways that women and girls form communities to protect and support one another as they strive for equality around the world. Learn the interconnected nature of each individual’s actions as they engage with women’s issues in their local and global communities.

Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.

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About The Course

Who Should Register

Classroom teachers and school administrators.

Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.

Independent learners
Individual youth participants


Designed by Youth for Youth

Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.

Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.

“Student to World is successful in building students’ global awareness, 21st Century Skill of communication & collaboration, action-orientation, and empathy.”

Cogent Evaluation, Program Evaluation (2020)

Text + Video Formats

Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.

Text-based course

Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.

Content is available in a growing selection of languages.

Video-based course

The same content, but explained through video conversations.

Learning Modules

Module 1: Everyday Mirrors

Explore and share stories about the beauty standards for women in various communities around the world and connect them to broader issues of women’s rights.

Module 2: Everyday Local Sheroes

Explore and share stories about how communities teach gender expectations, how these affect women’s rights inside and outside of that community, and the inspirational women in the participants’ own communities.

Module 3: Everyday Global Sisterhood

Explore and share stories about the beauty standards for women in various communities around the world and connect them to broader issues of women’s rights.

Module 2: Everyday Action

Explore and design action plans for how participants can address issues impacting women in their community.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the beauty standards in the community and in communities around the world.
  • Understand the concept of beauty standards.
  • Explore gender roles in the local community.
  • Reflect on individuals in the community who have challenged gender roles.
  • Explore Global Justice for women around the world, intersectional oppression.
  • Reflect on individuals and movements that have challenged gender roles.
  • Explore taking action against beauty standards and gender roles.
  • Reflect on how empathy can play a role in taking action.

Standards Alignments

English Language Arts Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3: Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 1: No poverty
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals


CASEL Social & Emotional Learning

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision Making


Asia Society Global Competencies

  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take Action


21st Century Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

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