Is the pink, blue divide such a problem? Does it matter that the majority of children’s books still have a male protagonist? And why is it that girls are often drawn towards dolls and prams, while boys tend to like cars and trucks?
In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, we're delighted to have teamed up with Not only pink and blue to bring you a free online event, where we’ll discuss how we can challenge gender stereotypes to grow a generation of equals.
The free event is on Tuesday 3rd March, 12noon – 1.30pm, and is suitable for parents, carers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, workers in early years - anyone who is interested in how we can challenge gender stereotypes to create a more equal world.
It is taking place in the run up to International Women’s Day, which this year focuses on Breaking the Bias, and how we can create a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. The webinar will consist of two panels, joined by expert speakers from Let Toys be Toys, Lifting Limits, Butterfly Books and Daddilife.
Panel 1: 12.00 - 12.45pm - Break the Bias in retail
Is there an unconscious bias in the high-street? Can the books, toys and clothes we buy (or receive) really influence our children? In our first panel, we are joined by Let Toys be Toys, Butterfly Books and Ducky Zebra to explore further
Panel 2: 12.45 - 1.30pm - Break the Bias in parenting
Where are we in terms of our view of the roles for parents? Are children aware of stereotypes around them? And how are early years settings tackling gender bias? In our second panel we are joined by Daddilife and Lifting Limits to explore further
Can small changes in our habits really create more opportunities for our kids?