2: Each school term, select student volunteers from across each year group to conduct a GENDER WATCH audit.
3: Use a STAR to indicate if the school has addressed these issues.
4: Colour in the flame spectrum to show how well the school is doing on each issue. For example, the school may have afterschool clubs available for all (equality of opportuntiy) but only boys play football and only girls take dance. What more can the school do to achieve gender equity (equality of outcome)?
5: Write a short report together, make a digital story or deliver a school assembly of how well the school is doing, and what needs to improve.
6: There are blank squares for students and staff to add their own ideas of how they think their school should be addressing gender equality and diversity (e.g. staff not addressing students as ‘girls and boys’). Or if you want to start from scratch download a blank GENDER WATCH BINGO card.
What is Feminism?
Feminism is a range of political and social movements and ideas that share a common goal: to achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of all genders.
What is Gender Equality?
Gender equality means that regardless of sex group assigned at birth, gender identity or gender expression people realise the same social, economic and political rights, resources, opportunities and protections.
What is Gender Equity?
Gender equity refers to the different needs and interests that people require to ensure and achieve gender equality.
“Our gender can have an impact on how safe we feel, where we feel we can go, what job we feel we can apply for and other people’s expectations of us. The pressure to conform and gender inequality present in our society can be a cause and consequence of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence” #THISISME@livefearfree
For more information, training and resources on advancing gender equality and equity in schools and society, see: