Posted on: Feb 17, 2020
“We need to live in a culture that values, respects, looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.” Emma Watson
Happy International Women’s Day! March the 8th is a day for celebrating the many achievements of women across the globe. It is also a day to highlight issues that still need to be solved in order to accomplish equality. The #IWD2020 theme is #EachforEqual, calling for each of us to take control of our actions and be held accountable in a world where “we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.”
2019 felt like a mixture of achievements and failures for women’s rights. Whilst Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive without a male chaperone, Turkey announced the ‘marry-your-rapist’ law. In Finland women dominated the top political spots, including the youngest Prime Minister ever elected, yet the 2020 Sex and Power Index from the Fawcett Society shows that men still dominate every sector of politics, public life and business. Whilst Ireland brought in legislation so that women and girls can terminate a pregnancy without fear of being prosecuted, states across the U.S. are passing the most restrictive abortion laws in decades, potentially putting women’s lives at risk.
6 Discussion Points for International Women's Day
The following six topics are designed to promote awareness and discussion in the classroom.
- Women are 47% more likely to suffer severe injuries in car crashes because safety features are designed for men. It is true that we live in world designed for men as we consistently use data where test subjects are male. This is known as the gender data gap. What implications does this have on society? What other data is male biased? What could we do to change this?
- It is estimated that the gender pay gap will take around 202 years to close (World Eco
It’s that time of year where the team at Badger Learning start to gear up for the October TES Special Educational Needs Show.
As ever, the show last year was an enlightening experience; it was rewarding to spend so much time talking to industry professionals, showcasing our new publications and discussing new ideas and possibilities.
Posted on: Oct 29, 2014
As the doors of the Business Design Centre (London) closed on the 11th October, the event organisers at the TES Special Educational Needs Show brought an end to yet another incredibly successful exhibition. For many of the visitors this year, the show flew past far too quickly and left us all looking forward to next year’s event already! Here at Badger Learning we had the honour of exhibiting at this year’s event and now we are here to bring you the after show report on all things good at TES SEN 2014!
National Short Story Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of short stories, short story writers and publishers through a series of events and activities. This year’s National Short Story Week is being held between November 12th -18th2012.
The event was first created by Ian Skillicorn of Short Story Radio, where he had been producing and broadcasting short stories for many years. He then became Director of National Short Story Week, of which he has took responsibility for raising awareness of the event and encouraging members of the public to take part.