It really does take many, many people to create effective social change. Here at Girls’ Uniform Agenda (GUA), we have two co-founders who work tirelessly to strategise and coordinate the efforts of 10 state representatives. Those 10 state reps work tirelessly to drive change in their areas, and support families who are working toward change in their school. Those families are standing up in P&C meetings and principal’s offices asking that their daughter’s rights be
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It’s no secret that the so-called ‘pink tax’ pushes up the price of many everyday household goods. But what might surprise you is that isn’t exclusive to the items the you would find in the stationery or toiletry aisles. It’s being seen in school uniform shops around the country and parents of girls are copping it. According to Dr Amanda Mergler, co-founder of Girls’ Uniform Agenda, the group’s preliminary research shows there is a clear discrepancy between
Thank you for joining us! This is Girls’ Uniform Agenda’s Women at Work campaign. It may be hard to believe, but many girls at school are told that they must wear dresses and skirts as school uniform because that’s what girls and women wear, and this will prepare them for the workforce. We know however that many, many women wear shorts and pants everywhere, including to work. This campaign is our celebration of short-wearing and pant-wearing
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 and making a difference. 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
Breaking news – shorts and pants to be mandated for all girls at all state schools in Western Australia. This education department policy change 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. It’s a win for GUA in WA. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.