Achieving gender equality for young women
Why is it that more boys than girls study and embark on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? Why are men paid, on average, more than women? Gender equality is currently particularly topical – e.g. the #MeToo, #HerforShe campaigns and the recent Gender Pay Gap reporting – but much still needs to be done to overcome gender inequality.
This event aims to bring together researchers, teachers and pupils (aged 16 or over) from across Devon to
Explore and discuss the reasons for the persistence of gender inequality and why it matters.
Consider ways in which Schools and pupils can play a role in making a difference through discussion and workshop exercises.
Work together to devise projects for tackling gender inequality.
The event seeks to provide a fun and informative environment in which pupils can learn more about the underpinning causes for gender inequality, and how it is sustained in society, by hearing directly from social scientists who are researching gender inequality. In particular, the event will address why this is such a difficult challenge to overcome.
The event will involve posters, film, presentations and involve time for activities in which we use this knowledge to explore how we might tackle gender inequality in our own lives, schools, and communities.
Participants will also be provided with some information packs to take away.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
A limited number of travel bursaries for pupils are also available (please apply by emailing: ZSAhIGplYW5lcyB8IGV4ZXRlciAhIGFjICEgdWs=). Please note these are limited to £20, and will be allocated based on need.
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