We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved. – Emma Watson
Our Gender Revolution believes in a world where everyone can thrive and fulfill their real potential.
Unfortunately, our history of unequal power between men and women has resulted in discrimination and gender violence – like abuse and sexual assault – against girls and women, transgender, and people who are gender non-conforming.
Violence against anyone is wrong. We know it can be different. Our vision for a better world begins with you!
Order free Our Gender Revolution campaign materials for your school, youth organization, or community by clicking here. (Postage may be required)
Social movements often begin with conversations about the changes people want to see in their lives, their communities, and the world. Our movement to end gender violence also needs to begin there!
Our Gender Revolution Conversation Guide explores concepts of gender, inequality, and gender violence and to engage young people age 14 to 25 as social change agents. This guide will support facilitators to lead conversations to achieve the following objectives:
This guide outlines our vision and provides step-by-step instructions and activities about how to facilitate a productive and effective 60 to 120 minute conversation with youth and young adults.
During the months of February, March, and April 2015, anyone who facilitates a conversation with youth or young adults (ages 14-25) and answers a brief survey will be randomly selected for a $100 incentive! Each month we will select up to 25 individuals to receive the incentive for a total of 75 winners. The more conversations you facilitate, the more chances you’ll have to be selected! To be eligible for the incentive, facilitate a conversation with youth or young adults and answer the Our Gender Revolution Conversation Guide Survey.
Over $10,000 in prizes for Idaho high schools
Gender equity in schools has come a long way in the past couple of decades. The average educational performance of both girls and boys has improved, and more students are likely to complete high school. Yet, despite remarkable progress, gender inequalities persist that must be addressed, including discriminatory treatment and gender violence – abusive relationships, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of violence.
Join Our Gender Revolution Challenge and create youth driven innovative solutions to achieving gender equity and preventing gender violence in Idaho schools! Click here for the Our Gender Revolution Challenge guide. Submission Deadline
March 31, 2015 extended to: April 30, 2015
Teacher or Adult Youth Leader Sponsor Awards!
Our Gender Revolution believes that youth-adult partnerships can benefit both youth and adults, and result in a stronger submission! Young people need to participate in developing the programs that will serve them and have a voice in shaping the policies that will affect them. Programs are more sustainable and effective when youth are partners in their design, development, and implementation.
Involving young people in decision making provides them with the essential opportunities and supports that are consistently shown to help young people achieve mastery, compassion, and social and emotional well-being.
For any submission with a team with a teacher or adult youth leader (school or community), that wins, in addition to the team prize, the teacher or adult youth leader will be awarded the following:
Grand Prize – Teacher or Adult Youth Leader Sponsor
$250, $200, and $150 to the top three grand prize teacher or adult youth leader sponsors.
Team Prizes – Teacher or Adult Youth Leader Sponsor
$100, $75, and $50 respectively to each teacher or adult youth leader for the top three scoring teams with at least 80 points in each category of school: 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, alternative high schools, and private high schools. Teams must score a minimum of 80 points to be eligible for a prize!
Step One: Create a Team
Submissions should be from two or more Idaho high school students 9th through 12 grade working together and/or high school organizations – student council, clubs, athletics, government class, or other class.
Step Two: Action Research
Your action research project must examine both of the two required topics.
Collect information to answer the research questions. For each of the questions, select ways to collect the information. There is a sample in the Appendix that you can use or you can come up with your own.
Step Three: Spark A Gender Revolution!
After you finish your Action Research, your team must share the results to the larger school community.
Engage the larger school community in imagining solutions and document the results of what is possible – graphic illustrations, photographs, video statements, written narrative, etc.
March 31, 2015 extended to April 30, 2015
Complete the Our Gender Revolution Challenge reporting form in the Appendix with supporting documentation that will tell your story (photographs, video links) and email submission by April 30, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org or postmark and mail to:Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence 300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 130, Boise, Idaho 83706
Winners will be posted on the www.lovewhatsreal.com by midnight May 15, 2015.
Over $10,000 in prizes are available for Idaho high schools – individual student teams of two or more students and/or classes, student council, or clubs 9th through 12th grade. Each team member participating will receive an Our Gender Revolution t-shirt and an opportunity to win up to $1,000 for the Grand Prize.
How Are Winners Selected
Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
30 points total – Action Research
30 points total – Spark A Gender Revolution:
30 points total – Spark a Gender Revolution:
10 points – Our Gender Revolution Toolkit
As part of February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, Idaho’s high school principals received an Our Gender Revolution campaign toolkit. Make sure your school displays the posters and distributes the materials! (10 pts)