Gender equality is not just about female empowerment but is also about having equal rights, opportunities, and responsibilities for all genders. Teaching gender equality to our youth often begins at home with families at the front lines of change.
As a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Georgia, we will share practical ways to teach our youth about gender equality:
- Start the conversation.
Embrace talking to your children about women’s rights and gender equality. Discuss what still needs to be done to achieve a gender-equal world to set them up to be future leaders. This may also include showing them the diversity of the world through films or books and explaining how gender-based stereotypes are faulty observations – not real knowledge.
- Share the household chores.
Set an example at home by equally dividing household chores among children. Involve young boys in care work and household chores with young girls from an early age. This helps break down gender-based stereotypes and teaches children to take responsibility for their actions.
- Empower children to speak out.
Today, more children around the world are speaking out about gender equality. By empowering and educating our youth, young advocates can help transform a better future for us all. To help shape our future leaders, consider funding education to increase access to resources, workshops, and mentorship programs in your community.
Agirlsfrontier.org is a non-profit organization that aims to empower young girls through mentorship and financial support for their education. Our mentorship program in Georgia guides young girls who are interested in entrepreneurship and those who wish to continue their education. Reach out to us to learn more about our programs and other ways you can help.