Overcoming Gender Bias

What is the injustice we are solving?
We are committed to a world in which one's gender carries no connotations as to character or competence. We strive toward a time in which girls and boys, women and men are treated as equals.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
gender bias
we will address
implicit gender bias
awareness education (workshops in local schools, faculty and student presentations, etc.)
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Adrian B.

March 09, 2018

Hi Ariell,

Thanks so much for posting this project! As part of the process for creating projects on our site, we give formal feedback at certain points. One of those steps is the compassionate insight. When you've incorporated/digested this feedback, you'll be able to move forward to a mini-grant application and planning your project!

I love that you're imagining a world in which a/gender does not affect how people view your competence. This is such a beautiful goal! And having workshops and awareness sessions definitely can help address a/gender bias. I'd encourage you to go deeper into the root causes (the "we will address" section). Why is it that a/gender bias exists? One thing we encourage everyone to do at this stage of the project is to deepen your understanding of the root cause of what's happening. When you've done that, you can then make your project even more effective! It can be very helpful to talk to people who directly experience the injustice, people who cause the injustice, and people who are also working to solve this problem. https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/test-project-3/dashboard/understand-injustice

I also would echo Kelsey's feedback of making sure to be inclusive of everyone who is affected by a/gender bias--that means thinking about perspectives of non-binary people as well as women (both cis and trans) and trans men. Let me know if you'd like some resources about what that could look like!!

So excited to watch this project unfold. Please let us know how we can support this important work!

Kelsey T.

March 06, 2018

Hi Ariell! Thanks for doing this important work to promote gender equity! I think education and spreading awareness is a HUGELY important part of this process since this is an injustice that we can all contribute too -- even with the best intentions. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your project as it evolves! I'd encourage you as you continue your planning process to consider how to be as inclusive as possible as you create your project -- how can you involve people with diverse gender identities, including people who may be gender nonconforming and do not identify as either a man or woman. Here are some general resources on gender issues: https://www.peacefirst.org/injustices/gender

Our team will be providing you with some feedback on your insight soon that will help you get ready to apply for a mini-grant! You can also check out our project planning tools here:

Thanks for doing this important work!! Let us know how we can support you! :)