#InspireInclusion: Download IWD resources educating about women’s rights

International Women's Day provides an important opportunity to educate and inspire children about gender equality.

Help change the world through education

Teachers, parents, and caregivers can play a key role in educating about gender equality, and inspiring a passion for change.

Raise awareness about barriers that impact the advancement of women and girls. Educate about how to challenge stereotypes, recognize discrimination, and call out bias. Celebrate female role models and highlight the wide range of women's achievements. Reinforce the diversity of women overall.

IWD + WAGGGS collaboration

IWD WAGGGS

Each year, the World Association of Girl Scouts & Girl Guides (WAGGGS) collaborates on a wide range of International Women's Day (IWD) activity. WAGGGS has a long-standing relationship with International Women's Day, being a Charity of Choice since 2007. 

WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. They deliver high quality non-formal education programs and international opportunities that provide girls and young women with dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, leadership and citizenship. Their activities and programs address social change, and contribute to a global vision of all girls and young women being valued and taking action to change the world.

Learn more about the important worldwide work of WAGGGS, or consider making a donation of any size.

Help educate about gender issues

The IWD + WAGGGS collaboration provides a range of useful education resources for use by teachers, parents, and caregivers.

These educational resources provide a wide range of step-by-step activities to bust stereotypes, explore human rights, and spotlight issues that impact women and girls.

Access these engaging resources below.


1. IWD Gender & Women’s Rights Activity Pack

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Help forge better understanding about gender, women's equality, and issues impacting the lives of women and girls worldwide.

There are three categories of activities within the Pack:

  • Understanding Gender: Explore gender roles and stereotypes
  • Women’s rights are Human Rights: Explore the concept of rights and why they are important
  • Gender & Climate Change: Explore how climate change disproportionately affects women and girls

The Pack materials are aimed at children aged:

  • 6 - 11 years
  • 12 - 15 years
  • 15+ years 

2. IWD Voices Against Violence (for younger children)

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This resource aims to help children and young adolescents to understand gender stereotypes and develop the mindset and strategies to challenge them.

The lesson objectives are to:

  • think about what toys and films tell us about being a girl or a boy
  • understand how these stereotypes are used in play and how they limit the lives and development of girls and boys
  • negotiate more positive gender rules and roles in the playground

The Pack materials are aimed at children aged:

  • 5 - 11 years

 


3. IWD Voices Against Violence (for older children)

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This resource aims to help children and young adolescents to understand gender stereotypes and develop the mindset and strategies to challenge them.

The lesson objectives are to:

  • think about gendered roles and discrimination in careers
  • think about our own gender assumptions and stereotypes
  • think about the way that we represent ourselves online and offline

The Pack materials are aimed at children aged:

  • 12+ years

Facilitating a supportive space to talk about gender equality

It is important to create a space for children and young people to feel supported and comfortable to talk about gender equality, and their experiences and rights.

It is important to have an agreed code of conduct that is supportive, sensitive and understanding of diversity and difference.

Children and young people need to feel safe, but also encouraged to speak out and share their experiences, concerns and points of view.

All participants should feel encouraged

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