Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

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


Other projects with educational materials relating to gender equality:

Geographical Association

Information and links to geographical resources about women and development for school students 14 years and above

Sheffield One Billion Rising 

Sheffield’s site for the international One Billion Rising.  The Gender Respect project works closely with this organisation and joined in the events on February 2015.  See our primary and secondary PowerPoint presentations introducing OBR to school students and ideas for a poetry writing workshop in our Teaching Ideas

WEST Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

A Sheffield organisation which supports women and girls into engineering, science and technology careers. The website includes an inspiring collection of case studies from women and girls studying, training and working in the engineering and construction and a free download activity book for young children. Some of our schools enjoyed visits from WEST as part of their activities during the project.

Great Men

A Big Lottery Fund and Department of Education backed project aiming to engage men and boy in gender equality.

Jackson Katz

Jason Katz in a US based male feminist. Katz set up the Mentor Violence Prevention (MVP) project which has been used successfully in schools and colleges in the USA and Scotland.

A Mighty Girl 

Hundreds of books, toys, films and resources for promoting confident, smart and positive female role models to girls.


Resources and case studies about encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, led by UK women in science. This includes the excellent “Through Both Eyes” report.

IOP Institute of Physics

The Institute is working to understand and address the issue of girls’ under-representation in physics post-16. This page includes the recent ‘Opening Doors’ report.

Organisations and services in Sheffield and surrounding areas: 


Ashiana Sheffield has over 30 years’ experience working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’ based violence. Information, support and training.


Chilypep works alongside children and young people aged 8 to 25, to find fun and creative ways of involving them in the decisions that affect their lives.


Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team – essential phone numbers for accessing support about domestic abuse and information in a range of languages.

Golddigger Trust 

An award-winning charity, working to equip young people with the confidence and skills to make positive choices for themselves. Golddigger Trust is at the forefront of self-esteem work in Sheffield and across the UK, working with thousands of young people through their innovative projects in South Yorkshire, and their trained delivery partners across the British Isles.

Haven House Project

Haven House is the only organisation in Sheffield existing solely to support children affected by domestic abuse. The provide children and young people with support and care through the provision of services, education and research.


It’s time to educate ourselves and others on shame-free menstruation talk, and break the cycle of secrecy, fear and misinformation about menstruation. The website includes advice and training opportunities for schools.

Sexual Health Sheffield 

Sexual Health Sheffield offers drop-in clinics resources and training around sexual health issues.

Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service

Part of Sheffield Futures, this service supports young people who are at risk of, or have been, sexually exploited. It offers education and awareness raising sessions via schools and other settings to groups of young people to try and prevent them from becoming involved in sexual exploitation.

the Chat

A partnership of education & creative professionals which is  committed to delivering UP TO DATE sex and relationship education sessions to young people.

VIDA Sheffield

VIDA is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our new name means ‘life’ in Spanish – a positive assertion of what our work is all about.

Young Women’s Housing Project

One of the only specialist services services in the UK offering supported accommodation and therapeutic provision to young women aged 16-25 years and their children, who have been affected by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and intimate partner abuse.


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