The Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood has published a report looking at gender expectations and gender stereotypes in the UK. Findings from responses to a call for evidence and a separate survey of 1,030 parents show that gender stereotyping persists in parenting, education and the commercial sector and that it is harming young people’s mental health. Recommendations to government include: embedding an understanding of gender stereotypes in antenatal and health visiting practice; and issuing new teacher training guidance to include knowledge and understanding of gender stereotypes, and stereotypes relating to race and other protected characteristics.
Read the news story: Gender stereotypes are limiting children’s potential and causing lifelong harm
Read the report: Unlimited potential: report of the commission on gender stereotypes in early childhood (PDF)
Source: Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood
Date: 15 December 2020