Breaking Barriers

The Transformative Power of Toilets

As a development professional with experience in the field of education in India, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of seemingly mundane interventions.… Read more

Good Practice in Action

A note from the winner of our Good Practice Awards, 2023

Abbie Freel is the Personal Development and Wellbeing Lead at Ormiston Herman Academy in Great Yarmouth. OHA was one of the 15 schools participating in a pilot last year to trial an adapted version of Lifting Limits’ Gender Equality in Schools programme, which will enable us to scale our work across the country.… Read more

Showing girls that politics is for them too

Telling girls from a young age that politics is for them and showing them role models is vital to getting more women into public life.

Lifting Limits’ Chief Executive, Caren Gestetner, has written a guest blog for Centenary Action about how gender stereotyping feeds the under-representation of women in the House of Commons (35% of MPs) and in the House of Lords (29% of Members).… Read more

Finding the women in history

By Karin Doull

Karin Doull is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University. She has been a fellow of the Historical Association was a Chartered Teacher of History (CT Hist) and writes extensively for the Primary History journal. She is also active in promoting history through workshops, webinars and conference seminars.… Read more

Clever boys and pretty girls

Lifting Limits has recently featured in the March/April 2023 edition of the NEU’s magazine Educate.

Sarah Thompson from the NEU explores how Lifting Limits is helping to break down gender stereotypes in schools.

With thanks for the support from our partner schools Packmoor Ormiston Academy (Stoke on Trent), Fleet Primary school (Camden) and Barnham CEVC Primary (Suffolk), as well as our very own Head of Education Kirsty Ruthven.… Read more

Online influencers and primary-aged children

Safer Internet Day February 2023

By Kirsty Ruthven, Head of Education

A recent report by Ofcom highlights a range of new information around the online worlds of children. 95% of 8- to 11-year-olds used video sharing platforms (VSPs) such as YouTube and TikTok in 2021.… Read more

Launching the Global Boyhood Initiative in the UK

By David Bartlett, Project Lead, Global Boyhood Initiative

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

International Men’s Day is for Everyone

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