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    The NEU works with disabled teachers and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination.

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Women and equality

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    International Women's Day

    International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the role of women in the community, and wider society.

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    Women and poverty

    The NEU is concerned about how poverty disproportionately affects women.

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    Violence against women and girls

    Each year across the UK 3 million women experience violence, and there are many more living with the legacies of abuse experienced in the past.

Latest equality content

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    Equal access to promotion

    It is open to school-based teachers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds with middle management/leadership roles/responsibilities who wish to develop their leadership skills and understanding and/or are considering taking on further leadership responsibilities.

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    Religion or belief harassment

    Who is protected from religion or belief harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

Breaking the Mould

Challenging gender stereotypes

Working with five primary schools over two years to consider how ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms.

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    It's child's play

    It’s Child’s Play is a resource for teachers to use in class every day.. It contains a set of accompanying notes on the project books and how to use them, plus more information on using children’s literature to challenge gender stereotypes.

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    Stereotypes stop you doing stuff

    This publication provides an overview of how the different schools looked at the impact of gender stereotypes on young people and considered how they could begin to unsettle some of the established assumptions about what girls and boys might like

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    Boys' things, girls' things

    This publication contains examples of how staff worked to challenge gender stereotypes both inside and outside the classroom and includes sections on adopting a whole schools approach, toys, ambitions and jobs, sports and playtime and creating and

Equality publications