The decision to dropout of school for girls is often under tremendous social pressure. Household needs, caregiving and marriage influence future prospects for young girls, with many girls lacking agency in making these choices, leading to a life of unfulfilled earning potential.
Transform PARity supports adolescent girls to challenge barriers and change mindsets on gender equity through Participatory Action and Reflection (PAR).
The 18-hour course creates safe spaces to initiate dialogue for girls to identify and address intersectional, gendered barriers and enablers which influence their decision-making. School-based workshops and resources are adapted to local contexts and help improve knowledge of gender stereotypes and rights.
The programme enables girls to identify and challenge prevalent gendered norms, stereotypes, and behaviours. It also assesses classrooms and schools as safe spaces with the involvement of teachers, and head teachers.
Resources adapted to local context to improve knowledge of gender stereotypes and rights for students and facilitators
Intersectional and participatory approach to create student centered dialogue around building awareness
Delivered by facilitators or teachers who have received gender sensitivity training
girls impacted across India
girls agreed they were equally important as boys, up from 31% previously
girls wished they were a boy, down from 59% previously