Woah! A ‘D grade’ for overall physical activity – that’s a fail. Our school children aren’t getting the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. They’re essentially getting a ‘D grade’ for both overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours. That’s pretty alarming. We can agree we ‘must try harder’ on getting school kids to be active. Active for longer than sports lessons The school day is long and Health & Physical Education (HPE) lessons relatively short.
“Girls can wear shorts or pants, they just choose not to.” Really? It doesn’t sound likely does it? In schools, particularly all-girls schools, is it really likely that none of the students wants to wear shorts or pants!? Let’s put it out there that maybe something else is really going on here. If girls are choosing not to wear shorts and pants when they could, it probably has more to do with the stigma around
How To Take Part: Get Your Pants On For Girls Thank you for joining us! This is Girls’ Uniform Agenda’s 2017 International Day of the Girl Child campaign. A celebration of short-wearing and pant-wearing school girls across Australia. It’s so easy too! We’ve made the posters, all you need to do is find one you like, print it off, put your shorts or pants on, find your friends and take a photo! If your school allows
This is a guest blog from a group of very passionate young women in Year 12. They are helping girls everywhere see that girls and women are powerful. WHY WE EXIST There’s no doubt women are immensely capable. So then why is it that today only 4.5% of Australia’s ASX200 CEOs are women? And in fields like STEM and tech, women still remain severely underrepresented? Of course there are many complex factors that come into
Breaking news – shorts and pants to be mandated for all girls at all state schools in Western Australia. This is a fantastic outcome for all state school girls in this state, and is thanks to the hard and continual work of GUA members, particularly Krystina Myhre, our WA representative, and her daughter Sofia. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
When you fight for something you believe in it’s a bit like being on a continual roller coaster – you have ups, and you have downs. When you have an up, you realise you need to seize that moment and roll around in it, drinking it in and allowing it to power you up for the fight that’s still ahead. So, in that spirit, allow me to roll around in our latest win! Change across
Have you heard about the “pink tax?” For a number of years now, various groups have been drawing attention to the fact that there’s inequality in what people pay for gender specific products. This hidden tax often makes the “female” version of popular products more expensive than the “male” version. Get Up began raising awareness about the pink tax back in 2015, when they invited people to submit photos of everyday items where identical or
*Sam is a 12 year old in year 7, attending a private P-12 school. While at primary school, Sam had the option of wearing a gender neutral uniform, and she wore that every day. In addition, outside of school Sam wore shorts and pants only, and had not worn a dress since she was 6. That all changed however when Sam started high school. She was forced, alongside all the other girls in year 7,