Ideas & Resources

We are always sharing interesting articles and resources on our Twitter feed @GFNScotland and we would encourage you to follow us to be part of an ongoing conversation around the topic of gender stereotyping.  Please also see our Book tab for info not only on the book that we are writing, but also recommendations for books that we have found particularly useful.

Blog Posts

Here’s a blog post that we write for Kinderly on the importance of understanding why we need to do work to combat gender stereotypes. The power of ‘Why?’: Challenging gender stereotypes – Kinderly 

Check out our own blog by clicking the BLOG tab at the top of the page for more of our musings, including some useful hints and tips!

Resources

Info on the Glasgow Gender Friendly Nursery pilot project which is delivered by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde: www.nhsggc.org.uk/gbvresources

Care Inspectorate Gender Equal Play Document: https://hub.careinspectorate.com/media/3466/gender-equal-play-in-early-learning-and-childcare.pdf

ZT Wakelets: https://wakelet.com/wake/a11e55f6-4711-4d0a-ac3a-ab0b7b0445be

IGBE document: An introduction for practitioners in schools and early learning centres https://education.gov.scot/media/khsi24hr/gender-stereotyping-intro.pdf

Let Toys Be Toys: http://lettoysbetoys.org.uk/

Helpful Organisations

The following is a list of organisations who may be able to provide further information or training on topics related to gender stereotyping, inequality and it’s impacts.

Mental Health & Suicide

www.clearyourhead.scot 

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk  Parent helpline; 08088025544

Suicidal thoughts?  Samaritans telephone 116 123 lines open 24 hours,  www.samaritans.org 

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 lines open 24 hours at weekends. 

Do you need help now? If so dial 999 right away –Don’t Cope Alone!

Gender Based Violence 

Zero Tolerance: https://www.zerotolerance.org.uk/ 

Rape Crisis Scotland:  www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk 

Scottish Women’s Aid: www.womensaid.scot   

Issues for Women and Girls 

Engender: www.engender.org.uk 

Support for Fathers

Fathers Network Scotland: https://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/ 

Fatherhood Institute: www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/

LGBT+

LGBT Youth Scotland: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk 

Stonewall: www.stonewall.org.uk 

Other

Improving Gender Balance in Education (Education Scotland): https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/improving-gender-balance-3-18

Men in the Early Years (MITEY): https://miteyuk.org/

 

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