Schools

You’re never too young to start making the world a more equal place for us all to live. Here are some ways that you can get started:

1. FUNDRAISE

One of the biggest differences you can make is supporting UN Women’s work empowering women and girls around the world.

There are many ways that you can fundraise, such as:

  • Ask your school to host a mufti day, where students bring a gold coin donation and can come to school not in uniform for the day.

  • Host a bake-sale or BBQ on campus (make sure you get permission from your teacher first!)

Check out our schools kit below for more tips and tricks!

2. ASK QUESTIONS

Another great way to advance gender equality is to ask questions of gender stereotypes and sexism.

Have you ever been told you do something “like a girl”? Next time this happens, why not ask the person to explain what “like a girl means” and why it is being used negatively.

There are many strong, powerful women out there. Who wouldn’t want to run fast like Cathy Freeman, be strong like Serena Williams or fearless like Malala?

3. LEARN ABOUT FEMINISM AND GENDER EQUALITY

Why not ask your teacher whether they can incorporate a lesson on gender equality into the curriculum. Our IWD Schools Kit is full of information and also has fun classroom activities which could be incorporated into a lesson.

4. GET SOCIAL

Thanks to social media we can learn from and share with people all over the world. Why not use your social media for good, sharing information about gender equality and how people can get involved.

Don’t forget to follow us!

Facebook: UN Women Australia
Twitter: @UNWomenAust
Instagram: @UNWomenAust
YouTube: UN Women Australia

5. BRING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TO YOUR SCHOOL!

Download our Schools Kit below to engage students in gender equality worldwide and learn more about UN Women’s work.

The kits include stories from the field, video content and mock debates!

Want to discuss your ideas further or not sure where to start? Contact us on [email protected]