Equalista App Launches Interactive Gender Equality Learning Courses
Equalista will release the full version of its gender equality learning app featuring interactive learning courses with bite-size information on inequality issues, starting with street harassment.
Berlin, March 08, 2021 – Equalista will release a new version of its app featuring the first of its learning courses on street harassment this week. Equalista is the world’s first gender equality learning app to help everyone learn more about this important topic.
Why is this learning app needed?
Over 90% of people around the world hold bias against women (1). Sexual harassment is still viewed as the top issue facing women and girls worldwide (2). Most people wildly overestimate how quickly the gender pay gap will close (2). Of the world’s top 500 companies, 3% of CEOs are women (2).
Gender inequality is a systemic problem affecting everyone. Yet – it’s not something taught in schools, and there is no one-stop learning resource we can all turn to. We’re changing that.
“We believe that the first step to change is knowledge. We need to know about the problems we want to solve. And technology can be a gamechanger in providing knowledge at scale.” – Theo, Co-Founder.
How our users learn
Equalista’s glossary teaches equality terminology such as misogyny, mansplaining, and patriarchy with swipe cards.
Users can build on this vocabulary by progressing through courses on different issues. Each course is made up of short, interactive sessions which walk people through the issues or concepts, such as street harassment, emotional labor, and the glass ceiling. They build up their knowledge of each topic with facts & figures, gain awareness by learning how to spot it in their lives and discover the choices they have for taking action when they face it.
Equalista is built on thorough research ranging from academic sources to lived experience and pop culture and always with an intersectional lens.
Equalista is free to download and register for both Android and iOS. The free version offers one learning session a day. Subscribing to the paid full option within the app ensures Equalista can continue to research and create content.
International Women’s Day 2021
On this day Equalista releases the first session of the first learning course – all about street harassment. More sessions will be added to this course throughout this week.
(1) UNDP: “Gender Social Norms Index” on hdr.undp.org (2020)
(2) Ipsos: “Global Misperceptions of Equality and the Need to Press for Progress” on ipsos.com (2018)
The world’s first gender equality learning app to make knowledge about systemic inequality accessible to everyone. The content of this app equips people with more knowledge about the topic, makes them more aware of the inequality around them, and helps them to know how to act when facing inequality.
Equalista is a bootstrapped all-women tech startup based in Germany. We’re currently a group of 8 brave women, designers, researchers, developers, and marketing, working remotely around Europe to make Equalista happen. We say no to investors because we want to keep our users at the center of all decisions and keep external capital interest out of Equalista.
Our vision is to re-invest our profits into Equalista and support other social businesses working toward equality financially.