Living Life: Stories of Women, Men and Changing Roles in the 20th Century
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A new book and website on gender equity in education
Developed by Education Development Center, Inc., and funded by the Ford Foundation
For the last 30 years, at least three generations of women and men have benefited from gender equity legislation and programs. However, the importance and impact of this work is often invisible to more recent generations who may take these rights for granted. Today, most of us think nothing of girls' soccer teams or female professional athletes, or of boys taking life skills classes and fathers caring for their children. Many young people don't realize that their education and career choices are significantly broader than they were a generation ago. Few know that their parents or grandparents may have searched for jobs in classified ads marked "women" or "men," that women were discouraged from attending universities, and that gender violence and bullying were accepted as "normal." This story of the progress of gender equity needs to be told so that we can both cherish and protect these gains.
Click here to read more about this exciting new book from Education Development Center, Inc., a nonprofit international research and development organization dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.
This project reflects the experiences and feelings of those who have benefited from gender equity. You can be part of the effort to create the website and book by completing our on-line interview.