Lifting Limits

Lifting Limits works to challenge gender stereotyping – a root cause of inequality – in and through education. Our vision is of a world in which every child makes their own path in life, free from the limiting effects of gender stereotyping on their choices and aspirations.

Stereotyping surrounds children and it doesn’t stay outside the school gates – rather, it is reinforced in schools through language, displays, books, curriculum teaching and the assumptions of adults and peers. All this gives children messages about what is expected of girls and boys, women and men – and it happens young, at a crucial stage in children’s learning about the world and their place in it.

That is why our programme supports primary schools to recognise and address gender stereotyping and bias in the school environment and to equip their pupils to challenge stereotyping wherever they encounter it.

Using an evidence based whole school approach, our programme includes staff training, workshops for parents and a raft of practical resources to support school staff apply a gender lens in their practice. Tested in our pilot year, this approach has proven impact in raising awareness and changing attitudes in schools, their staff and pupils (view the pilot impact report).

Lifting Limits is delighted to be shortlisted for the 2020 National Diversity Awards

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