Blog post written by Lisa Öhman, intern at the Girl Child Platform
Many of us would agree that gender equality must begin in early ages, but why is this so important?
The Swedish School Inspection has now presented a report of their review of preschools’ work with equality. The purpose of this review was to see if girls and boys are given the same opportunities to try and develop abilities and interests without being limited by stereotypical gender roles. Research and investigations have previously shown that if there is a lack of a conscious equality work then stereotypical gender roles can be strengthened instead of being made visible and questioned. The conclusion of the review was that the Preschool policy on gender equality is not clear or defined, and can thus not be used effectively.
It is imperative that equality is worked with consciously in preschools through a girl perspective…
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