Combating Gender Stereotypes and Sexism in and through Education
Gender inequalities are a persistent feature of the education system in Council of Europe member states. Council of Europe standards and activities in this field aim to promote educational policies that contribute to gender-equal societies.
Gender stereotyping continues to permeate textbooks and classrooms, and to influence the behaviour and practices of school personnel in Europe, including in relation to the choices made by girls and boys regarding studies and careers. The objectives of the work of the Council of Europe in this area are to eradicate sex-based discrimination in the education system and to promote the integration of a gender equality perspective into all aspects of educational policies.
- Recommendation CM/Rec(2007) 13 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on gender mainstreaming in education
Translations in other languages
- Wikigender online discussion: synthesis report - “Addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom: how to achieve a conducive environment for adolescent girls’ learning?” (January 2017)
- Compilation of good practices to promote an education free from gender stereotypes and identifying ways to implement the measures which are included in the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on gender mainstreaming in education
- Report of the Conference "Combating Gender Stereotypes in and through Education" 9-10 October 2014
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- Factsheet Combating gender stereotypes and sexism in and through education