Here we publish our reponses to Scottish and UK Government consultations, and briefings we have prepared for parliamentarians in advance of debates or votes.
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Engender welcomes this opportunity to submit our views to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee on bullying and harassment of children and young people, with a particular focus on sexism, sexual harassment and gender inequalities in the school system.
Sexist bullying and sexual harassment undermine the dignity and safety of girls and young women, negatively impacting on their views of themselves and their experience of and attainment in education. Sexist bullying and misogynistic behaviours and attitudes within schools also contribute to a culture that sustains and amplifies gender segregation and gender stereotyping, limiting equal opportunities and creating a conducive context for violence against women and girls in society as a whole.
Date of publication: October 2016.Filename: Engender-submission-on-bullying-and-harassment-in-schools.pdf | File size: 664KB | Tags: education vawg
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