Tag Archives: change agents

School Uniform Shift Gives Girls the Freedom to Move

Radio Interview Transcript: Patricia Karvelas on RN Drive talking to Principal Elizabeth Rhodes, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School Melbourne. Presenter: Haha, the playground where kids get to run around, play games, burn off all the excess energy at recess and lunchtime.  That’s the idea anyway, but some schools are finding that’s not the case for every kid, especially girls feeling restricted by their uniforms.   That’s why one school at least, has decided to level the

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Alumniati: Former Students Call for Pants & Shorts for Girls

We hear school alumni can strongly resist uniform change; preferring the skirt and dress-wearing traditions ‘of their day’.  Peter however, shows how the school alumni can be a powerful force for change.  Having battled his daughter’s school in the ACT for girls to be able to wear pants, Peter turned his attention to a different state altogether, to his former school.  Seeing that his old school didn’t offer pants and shorts for girls, he asked

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Young Uniform Activists – Inspiring Change

We love our young uniform activists!   There’s no doubt that they are change agents – transforming their school uniform policies so girls at their schools have the choice of wearing pants and shorts as their everyday uniform.  This is a great story of how Sofia, our dynamic young uniform activist from WA, inspired 10 year old Lou Lou.  Lou Lou was so impressed with Sofia that she gave a speech for a public speaking

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Girls Have A Right to Education Free From Discrimination

One parent’s fight, backed by the Anti-Discrimination Board, for her daughters’ rights to have the choice of wearing shorts and pants to school.  Missy M’s three daughters were very cold and uncomfortable in their dress uniform.  So, Missy asked the school principal if shorts and long pants for girls could be added to the uniform list.  Missy tells her story below: “She [the principal] said no, just like that, a straight, flat out no! I then

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Power In The Collective: Girls Speaking Up

Last year I wrote a piece about boys in the UK controversially wearing skirts to school in defiance of a strict dress code. It was hot and they were told they could not wear shorts, only long pants. So, collectively, they took a stand and all wore skirts to school. They made international news. Lone Uniform Warriors Back then, I commented that rarely do we see girls standing together in solidarity in the same way. Particularly in the school

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Campaign: Get Your Pants On For Girls!

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

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ChangemakeHer – school girls making a difference

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

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