UK Feminista’s Award Scheme is a national awards programme recognising and rewarding schools and colleges for taking action to combat sexism and sexual harassment.
Comprehensive, sustainable change which effectively prevents and responds to sexism and sexual harassment requires a ‘whole school approach’ or ‘whole college approach’. This means consistent and long-term action to promote equality, which is supported by an overarching framework and involves all members of the school or college community – including staff, parents, students and governors.
UK Feminista: Action Pledge
Schools and colleges at the beginning of their journey on taking a ‘whole school approach’ or ‘whole college approach’ to tackling sexism and sexual harassment can apply for the UK Feminista: Action Pledge to show their commitment to taking action to combat sexism.
This pledge enables schools and colleges to demonstrate that they recognise that sexism in education is a national problem that needs addressing and show their commitment to implementing a whole school or college approach to tackle it.
Schools and colleges with the UK Feminista: Action Pledge can display the pledge badge as they wish (e.g. on their website, social media and staff email signatures) and are also provided with discounted access to UK Feminista’s teacher training videos and live training to support them in taking action to combat sexism and sexual harassment.
Applying for the UK Feminista: Action Pledge takes five minutes and is a valuable way of showing your school or college’s commitment to taking action for equality. You will then be eligible to apply for the UK Feminista: Action Award.
UK Feminista: Action Award
The UK Feminista: Action Award rewards schools and colleges who have taken outstanding action by implementing a whole school or college approach to tackling sexism and sexual harassment.
Schools and colleges that have already received the UK Feminista: Action Pledge are eligible to apply for the UK Feminista: Action Award, and will be invited to do so automatically.
Successful applicants will need to be able to evidence the work they have undertaken to combat sexism and sexual harassment and demonstrate the impact this has had. Applications will be judged by UK Feminista and a panel of education experts.
Award winners will be invited to a ceremony during the summer of 2024 and will receive an award demonstrating their outstanding action on combating sexism and sexual harassment.