Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Gender Equality Charter Mark

We are thrilled to announce that DECSY have been awarded EU funding to create a Gender Equality Charter Mark quality standard and accreditation tool for Secondary Schools.

Creating a Charter Mark was a key ‘next step’ idea from the teachers involved in DECSY’s Gender Respect Project. This tool will enable a school to measure progress in tackling the effects that gender stereotyping still has on pupils in relation to both subject (and career) choices and as a root of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in schools and wider society. This project will work with partners developing similar Charter Marks in Hungary and Italy.

Once created, the Gender Equality Charter Mark will be trialled in three secondary schools in each country. In the near future we hope to secure funding to create a Charter Mark for Primary Schools as well.

We are keen to hear from schools interested in taking part in this project. Please contact DECSY to express an interest.


We are recruiting 3 secondary schools to trial our new Gender Equality Charter Mark between Sept 2017 and July 2018. These schools will be supported in auditing and implementing the charter mark and need to be fully committed to this work.

Please return GECM School Application FormV2 by June 13th 2017. Shortlisted schools will be contacted shortly afterwards.