Embedding equality in education in Islington
On 1 March 2019, Gender Action was invited to participate at a training event for teachers from Islington Council at City and Islington College. This was a great opportunity to meet teachers interested in gender equality work, as well as other organisations in Islington working in similar fields.
Highlights of the day included a workshop from Equaliteach on dealing with prejudice-related incidents in the classroom, building coping caterpillars with Victim Support and writing poetry with Small Green Shoots. We also got to meet students from Arts & Media School Islington who has set up a support group for other students, starting off as a space for LGBT+ students, now expanded to anyone who feels vulnerable or excluded.
There were also talks from:
Abianda - a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs
Tender - an arts and education charity committed to preventing domestic abuse and sexual violence amongst young people, by promoting healthy relationships
Brave the Rage - an organisation that offers anti-bullying and anger management training
Solace Women’s Aid - a charity supporting women and children vulnerable to abuse in London