#SeeMeNotMyGender

A Peacemaking Project by Leah B.

What is the injustice we are solving?

This is to tackle the problems of everdat sexism in schools and the work place.

Reflection:

How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?

It made people more aware of the problem.

How did your community change as a result of your project?

People started using language differently.

How many people were impacted by your project?

20

Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?

I came up with this by using surveys.

How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?

Peoples stories were heard.

What did your team learn?

That language and the way you say things to people Matter.

What challenges did your team overcome?

Over cane the challenges of the certain members of the public not liking the projects.

How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?

Others were involved in making posters.

Comments:

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
15 May 2018 15:00

Hi Leah!

Thanks so much for posting this project! We agree that everyday sexism in work and schools is both common and deeply harmful. I'm so glad that you've decided to work towards change on this important issue.

One thing that can help deepen the already-important work you're doing is to talk to people who directly experience sexism (which is a large group--nonbinary people, women (cis and trans), feminine/fabulous/other non-masculine people, trans men, and/or intersex people, and more folks!), to the groups that cause this to happen, and to other people who are working to stop this problem. When you talk to all these groups, you'll gain a deeper understanding of why this is happening, and you'll get to learn from people who are directly affected by this to understand what their priorities and needs are. Understanding the root causes of sexism will help you address it at the root. Here’s a toolkit we have for helping with this process: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others

And here are a few awesome projects on our platform that focus on these issues. I encourage you to check them out and comment on the ones that resonate for you--start a conversation and share ideas!

https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/intersectional-feminist-club
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/why-i-need-feminism
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/i-am-feminist
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/gender-gap-between-men-and-women-stem-related-fields
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/measuring-wellbeing-women-northern-uganda
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/community-support-and-resources-women-ptsd
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/womens-march-chapter-college-wooster
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/violence-against-women-including-sexual-violence
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/young-women-information-communication-technology-training
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/stems-branches-wellness-initiative-women-color-stem
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/dear-blk-girls
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/girls-empowerment-stem-initiative
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/video-game-teaching-coding-girls
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/girls-dont-receive-proper-information-about-reproductive-health
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/codergirls
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/girls-girls-real-life-situations
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/girl-stem
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/economic-and-social-empowerment-marginalized-young-girls-and-women
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/padgirl
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/racial-and-gender-justice-women-color
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/lack-knowledge-regarding-gender-identity-schools
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/promoting-gender-equality-my-community
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/i-care-about-transgender-community-and-whole-lgbtq-community
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/individuals-within-lgbtq-community-are-not-accepted-society
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/gender-art-dallas
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/clothes-swap-and-period-product-drive
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/students-my-school-dont-have-access-diverse-young-adult-books
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/lack-knowledge-regarding-gender-identity-schools
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/dallas-tx-channel-kindness-award-winner-kilo
https://www.peacefirst.org/stories/peace-first-presents-duets-brennan-lewis-and-kevin-jennings
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/12865/questions
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/tralien


I hope that these resources are useful! This work is so important--thank you for what you're doing!

Let me know if you have any questions or need support in thinking about your next steps. :) I'm excited to support you however possible, and to watch this project grow!

Best,
Adrian