Our Gender Revolution Campaign

We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved. – Emma Watson

Our Gender Revolution Facilitator's GuideOur 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!

Our Gender Revolution Campaign

Order free Our Gender Revolution campaign materials for your school, youth organization, or community by clicking here.  (Postage may be required)

Additional pocket brochures on Abuse in RelationshipsTechnology and Relationships, and Breaking Up are also available free of charge at engagingvoices.org.

Our Gender Revolution PSA – 2015

 Our Gender Revolution Conversation Guide

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:

  • Participants will understand the ways gender is socially constructed and reinforced through rigid and strict gender roles and norms.
  • Participants will understand gender inequality or unequal distribution of power between men and women, transgender, and people who are gender non-conforming.
  • Participants will understand how gender inequality creates the conditions for gender violence, such as abusive relationships and sexual assault, which disproportionately impacts girls and women, transgender, and people who are gender nonconforming.
  • Participants will explore how they can become leaders in promoting gender equity in their school or community.

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.

Incentives for Facilitators!

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.

Our Gender Revolution Challenge

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 guideSubmission 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!

Our Gender Revolution Challenge Three Steps

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

Research Questions

Your action research project must examine both of the two required topics.

  1. Gender equity
  1. School Policies to Prevent Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault

 Collect Information

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!

Share Findings

After you finish your Action Research, your team must share the results to the larger school community.

Imagine Solutions

Engage the larger school community in imagining solutions and document the results of what is possible – graphic illustrations, photographs, video statements, written narrative, etc.


Submission Deadline 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 lovewhatsreal@gmail.com 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

  • Research question 1: How did you research gender equity and inequality in your school? (15 pts)
  • Research question 2: How did you research if your school has a policy and if youth are involved? (15 pts)

30 points total – Spark A Gender Revolution:

Share Findings

  • How did you let students in your school know about the results – creativity counts! (15 pts)
  • What percentage of students did you reach? (15 pts)

30 points total – Spark a Gender Revolution:

Imagine Solutions

  • How did you collect ideas for solutions? (15 pts)
  • What are the youth-driven solutions? (15 pts)

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)