Much has been written about how the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities, not least along gender lines. With reduced work time and disproportionate job loses for mothers, women under-represented in decision making roles and over-represented in high risk caring roles, and with domestic violence escalating, the outlook has in many respects looked bleak for gender equality. … Read more
With media attention on violence against women and girls over the last few months, it is crucial to recognise that the conditions which feed such violence fester from childhood. The link between the gender stereotyping which surrounds young children and a range of unequal and unacceptable outcomes, including male violence against women and girls, is clear and established. Compelling… Read more
Caren wrote a blog for the RSA arguing for a whole school approach to challenging gender stereotypes
‘Stereotyping continues to feed the gender unequal outcomes still seen across society. In order to stop it in its tracks, our education system needs both to banish stereotyping from the school environment and to equip the next generation to call it out wherever it appears.’
We are delighted that Lifting Limits has been shortlisted in the National Diversity Awards 2020 for the Community Organisation Award for Gender.
The National Diversity Awards celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.… Read more