Mark Whitehead 25 January 2019

Holyrood urged to promote gender equality in education

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The Scottish government is being urged to establish a new commission to promote equality for girls and women in education.

The First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls says it would aim to dismantle stereotypes about 'what girls and women should study, work at, and be.'

In its first report the council says the commission should examine early years, primary and secondary education.

I would create a 'radical, evidenced based and gender-competent national strategy, providing much needed coherence and a pathway to safe and nurturing gender-neutral education and learning in all settings.'

The report makes eleven key recommendations covering everything from education to the legal system and childcare.

Louise Macdonald of the advisory council said: 'We all have a part to play in creating a more inclusive society and in these recommendations we have focused on tackling changes in the systems that too often perpetuate inequality.

'We must listen and let the voices of those who experience inequality every day be heard. And we cannot be complacent.

'Change will only happen if we all step up and call out institutional inequality where we see it - which will benefit everyone in Scottish society.'

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