Gender Equality Toolkit

Gender Equality Toolkit

What Is Gender Equality?

“Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

There has been progress over the last decades: more girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being reformed to advance gender equality.

Despite these gains, many challenges remain: discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period”. (UN)

Gender Equality is the 5th UN Sustainable Development.

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What Is HeForShe Advocacy?

Gender equality and women’s rights are not just women’s issues, they are human rights issues. Women fight for their rights every day everywhere. But to achieve an equal world for all, men should question the power dynamics in their actions and words and take responsibility for change.

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The Diverse Educators’ Gender Equality Toolkit

We are collating a growing bank of resources to support gender equality for women, girls and their #HeForShe allies in our schools, workplaces and wider society. Some questions to reflect on:
  • What is meant by gender?
  • What is the difference between gender equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment?
  • Why is gender equality important?
  • Why should gender equality be a concern for men?

Articles

100 most powerful women 2021

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Gender stereotypes – primary schools urged to tackle issue

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Where are all the female headteachers?

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Why misogyny needs to be tacked in education from primary school

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Women are calling out rape culture in UK schools

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Women in educational leadership – what needs to change

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Blogs

Leaders Plus

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Lolly Dascal

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Mindful Equity

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MTPT

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Red Shoe Movement

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WomenEd

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Books

Brown, Brene. Daring Greatly

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Featherstone, Keziah and Porritt, Vivienne. 10% Braver

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Featherstone, Keziah and Porritt, Vivienne. Being 10% Braver

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Frankel, Lois. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

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Groskop, Viv. How to Own the Room

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Groskop, Viv. Lift as You Climb

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Helgesen, Sally. How Women Rise

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Morrissey, Helen. A Good Time to be a Girl

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Osagie, Diana. Courageous Leadership

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Perez, Carolina Criado. Invisible Women

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Roedel, Jemma. She Thinks Like a Boss

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Sandberg, Sheryl. LeanIn

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Podcasts

Call Your Girlfriend

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The Guilty Feminist

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The High Low

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Woman’s Hour

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Women with Balls

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You’re Dead to Me

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Resources

Everyday Sexism

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Fawcett Society

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HeForShe

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International Day of the Girl Child

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International Women’s Day

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LeanIn

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Malala Fund

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Pregnancy Then Screwed

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UK Feminista

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Women in the Workplace 2020

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WomenEd

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WOW Foundation

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Videos

Amy Cuddy’s TED talk: Your body language may shape who you are

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Chimanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk: The ganger of a single story

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Laura Bates’ TED talk Everyday sexism

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Michael Kimmel’s TED talk: Why gender equality is good for everyone

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Rosie Carter’s TED talk: Tackling gender inequality

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Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk: Why we have too few women leaders

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