Celebrating the first UK Feminista: Action Award winners

Posted on 02.07.24

UK Feminista was delighted to host the inaugural UK Feminista: Action Award ceremony on Thursday 20 June 2024 at the Science Gallery in London, with the activist and award-winning children’s author, Onjali Raúf, presenting awards to the winning schools and colleges. During her speech, Raúf underlined the importance of schools and colleges undertaking work to …

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Supporting schools to tackle online misogyny

Posted on 07.05.24

Farah Hussain, UK Feminista’s Director, on the support schools need in their vital role tackling the influence of online influencers.  
Judging women by their virginity and promoting violence against them. This is the kind of behaviour being normalised by social media ‘influencer’ Andrew Tate, who is currently awaiting trial in Romania for rape, human trafficking …

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Informal poll conducted at NEU conference: 98% of teachers experienced sexism

Posted on 16.04.24

UK Feminista was delighted to attend the National Education Union (NEU) Annual Conference in Bournemouth from 3 to 5 April 2024. Our team had insightful conversations with primary and secondary teachers about the shocking levels of sexism they are facing in their school settings. In fact, an informal poll conducted at the conference found that …

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How we can support local authorities and multi-academy trusts to tackle sexism

Posted on 11.10.23

UK Feminista is a leading voice on tackling sexism in schools and colleges. Our resources were recommended to teachers by Ofsted in 2021. In 2017, we collaborated with the National Education Union to carry out research into the problem, finding that sexual harassment, sexist language and gender stereotyping are commonplace in schools across the country. …

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National Award Scheme for schools and colleges launched

Posted on 05.09.23

UK Feminista is delighted to announce the launch of its new Award Scheme – a national awards programme recognising and rewarding schools and colleges for taking action to combat sexism and sexual harassment. The scheme will incentivise schools and colleges to commit to taking a ‘whole school approach’ to tackle sexism and reward those who have …

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New requirements for schools to combat sexual harassment

Posted on 20.09.21

In the wake of Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges earlier this year, schools have new obligations to combat sexual harassment.
Ofsted, which inspects maintained schools and academies in England, has updated its school inspection handbook with new requirements for schools. It states:
“As part of assessing safeguarding, inspectors will consider how the …

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UK Feminista responds to Ofsted’s sexual abuse review

Posted on 10.06.21

UK Feminista’s Sophie Bennett responds to Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges
The scale of sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated against girls in schools and colleges is a national scandal. Ofsted’s review confirms yet again that too little has been done to tackle the everyday experiences of sexual harassment in classrooms, corridors …

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Watch: age verification on pornography websites

Posted on 09.07.20

WEBINAR: Where are the age verification controls on pornography websites that Parliament voted for?
On 6th July 2020 UK Feminista hosted a webinar exploring why leading children’s charities called for compulsory age verification on pornography websites, how the Government has stalled on its child protection promises – and what action is needed now.
Watch the …

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WEBINAR: Age verification on pornography websites

Posted on 18.06.20

Where are the age verification controls on pornography websites that Parliament voted for?
Date: Monday 6th July 2020

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (UK time)

Location: Zoom – sign up below to receive a link to join this free webinar

In 2017, Parliament passed a law making it illegal for commercial pornography websites …

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Five activities for secondary school students at home

Posted on 04.05.20

Here are five practical activities that parents and teachers can use to support secondary school students at home to learn about gender inequality – and how they can bring about change in the world.
1. Create a campaign
Duration: 1 hour
Materials required: Campaign Planner, paper and pens

Young people can use our Campaign …

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Tackling sexism in schools: Teacher training event

Posted on 16.12.19

Book your place at UK Feminista’s teacher training event on tackling sexism in schools.
Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020
Time: 15.00 – 18.00
Venue: East Barnet School, Chesnut Grove, Barnet, EN4 8PU.
Hosted by East Barnet School, this training event will equip you with the tools to challenge sexism in the classroom and adopt a …

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We are recruiting

Posted on 12.12.18

Events and Communications Officer
UK Feminista is recruiting for the role of Events and Communications Officer.

Salary: £30,000 pro rata
Hours: part-time, 28 hours per week
Location: London
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 9th January 2019

About the role
We are looking for someone committed to campaigning for women’s rights to join the …

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New research with NEU on sexism in schools launched

Posted on 12.12.17

New research commissioned by UK Feminista and the National Education Union from the University of Warwick shows that sexism in schools is widespread. Findings from the research include:

Over a third (37%) of girls at mixed-sex schools have been sexually harassed while at school.
Over a third (34%) of primary school teachers say they …

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Teacher training

Posted on 11.12.17

UK Feminista offers a range of training services that support schools to tackle sexism and promote sex equality throughout the school community.
 
Why do schools need teachers trained in how to tackle sexism?
Research by UK Feminista and the National Education Union, “It’s just everywhere”: Sexism in schools and how we tackle it (2017), …

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We’re recruiting schools for sexism study

Posted on 06.02.17

UK Feminista and the National Union of Teachers are conducting research to assess the scale of sexism in schools and identify what support teachers need in order to tackle it. The study, which is being run in conjunction with the University of Warwick, is currently recruiting schools to take part.
Here’s how your school can take part in the …

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Rosa launches ‘Woman to Woman’ fund

Posted on 30.11.16

Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, has launched the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, 100 local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the ‘Tampon Tax.’
Grants are available for groups with an income of under £100,000 per year, to support a wide range …

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Parliamentary committee backs tough action on sexism in schools

Posted on 24.10.16

UK Feminista strongly welcomes the recommendations published by the Women and Equalities Committee to tackle sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.
Sexual harassment is an all too common experience for girls at school, yet until now there has been little concerted action from Government to confront it. UK Feminista gave written and oral evidence …

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Ministers to meet with Ofsted to boost action against sexual harassment

Posted on 12.07.16

Government ministers have pledged to meet with Ofsted to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in schools. This follows UK Feminista’s recommendation to the Women and Equalities Committee that the schools inspectorate take greater steps to ensure schools work to prevent sexism and sexual harassment.

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