ABOUT GREAT MEN
Great Men is a project of The GREAT Initiative, a gender equality charity founded by Mariella Frostrup, Jason McCue and Karen Ruimy. Take a look at our charity website here for more information about our international work in grassroots support and research.
Great Men is the UK's first school workshop program for boys aged 14+ that explores gender issues.
We believe that men have a key role to play in the movement for gender equality. Rarely do men have the opportunity to explore masculinity without fear of judgment, or the opportunity to challenge stereotypes about what being a ‘real man’ really means. That’s why we’ve created a school workshop that challenges teenage boys to think about the expectations we inherit of what boys and girls should or shouldn’t be. Using participant-led activities, we aim to give them the tools to be active ambassadors for gender equality in their daily lives.
The workshop has been designed by GREAT along with two leading professionals in the sector, Bobby Smith and Becky Warnock. The UK pilot will run in London from September 2013. We are currently taking applications from volunteers and booking is open for interested schools.
Great Men has been generously funded by the Big Lottery and is backed by The Department for Education. We hope that the learning and evidence from our pilot project will influence other organizations and education policy.
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