Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

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

Ivonne (project teacher – primary)

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’  Nelson Mandela

We live in a society where young people’s aspirations are still shaped by outdated stereotypes, where opportunities for women and men are limited based solely on their gender, where women are paid 19.7% less than men for doing the same job, where more than two women per week are killed by current or ex-partners and where one in four women will experience domestic violence.

Gender inequality isn’t just an injustice; it’s an outrage. The question is: What are we going to do about it?

Ivonne is a Reading Recovery teacher at an inner city primary school with a higher than average percentage of pupils in receipt of free school meals and around 74% speaking English as an Additional Language.

She is passionate about P4C and Global Education and believes strongly that as educators we have a responsibility to support our young people in their journeys to become well-balanced adults, empowered to create a society that promotes equality and fairness for all. This is why she became affiliated with The Gender Respect Project.

 

To read Ivonne’s blog, click HERE.

 

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