Ending sexism in schools is not going to be something we do overnight with one simple action. It is going to be a labour of love and compassion, a community effort and something that takes time and a whole range of initiatives. We are only part of this movement, but we hope that our actions will make a difference.
Below, you can explore our campaign projects past, present and planned. Over time, it is our intention that these projects will grow and build upon one another, with the support of likeminded people and organisations, to eventually end sexism in schools.
From a young age, we learn about the world from the stories we hear and our perception of what is ‘normal’ is shaped by the narratives we experience. We now recognise that the stories we produce need to be representative of the society in which we live. However, the most popular texts studied in school remain those authored by white men, exploring white male experiences. Our campaign team undertook crowd research to understand just how big a problem this is. Find out more here.
Unpicking the gender bias in our history curriculum
We’re gearing up to start the next phase of our campaign, exploring the history curriculum. Because we want to know: where is HERstory? If our children and young people are only being taught history from a male perspective, or are learning about significant historical events without being able to see women’s presence in them, then they are not learning a full history. Watch this space for more coming soon.
If you have any suggestions for campaign projects or would like to get involved with our work, please get in touch and let us know!