Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

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

Emma Holley (volunteer)

Emma Holley has taught in primary schools for a decade and during that time became concerned by the lack of promotion of gender equality in schools. Stereotypes are reinforced on a daily basis by the books children read and the often encouraged segregation of boys and girls.

Emma was involved with the scoping project for P4C in primary schools and sees it as a valuable tool for supporting young people to question the gender roles they are presented with through the media and in daily life.

She now runs Talkabout, an organization that teaches sex and relationship education to all age groups and sees gender equality as central to young people building happy, healthy relationships. Emma is excited to volunteer with the Gender Respect Project.