Globally, women and girls have been the driving force behind efforts to achieve gender equality, with most efforts not only created by but also targeted at women and girls – and rightly so, as women and girls are disproportionally affected by gender inequitable norms and behaviours.… Read more
By David Bartlett
David Bartlett is an internationally-known freelance consultant, researcher and trainer on gender equality, masculinities and fatherhood. He works with statutory and third sector organisations and businesses to support strategic approaches to promoting gender justice and positive masculinities.
It’s International Men’s Day this Friday, 19th November. Had… Read more
By Heather Smith
Heather Smith is the Head of UK Programmes at Plan International UK, leading the strategic development and delivery of Plan International UK’s domestic work. Ensuring the excellent delivery of existing programmes and working with the team to develop new programmes and relationships, with a focus on the long-term sustainability of the charity’s work through fundraising.… Read more
By Danielle Valder
Danielle Valdar is Assistant Headteacher and responsible for curriculum delivery at The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital. To celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS this week, Danielle has written about her experiences of being part of the Lifting Limits programme.… Read more
James Millar, one half of Twitter account Gender Diary, writes for Lifting Limits about his now 11 year-old’s experience of playing cricket, and how to challenge sexism in sport in order to ensure continued participation of girls.
Gender Diary tweet about their daughter and son and how people treat them differently.… Read more
Caren wrote a post for Gender Action: Gendered Language in Schools
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So does hearing a bit of gendered language in school really matter and do staff have a responsibility to address it? Yes, because if we let gendered language lie we approve or endorse its message – what is left unchallenged becomes for children just the way the world is.
Caren wrote a blog post for the University of Birmingham’s GLARE project.
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‘Pink is a girls’ colour and blue is a boys’ colour’, my daughter told me on the way home from nursery one day around the age of 4. I was not only taken aback by what she said but also horrified at the way she asserted this statement as a matter of irrefutable fact.