Girls and boys at the after-school club distributed leaflets to their peers on gender inequality and made “Period Positive” bracelets to promote openness and positivity when talking about periods.
Students intend to lead teacher training and peer education to address sexism in school and in society at large.
Their teacher Charlotte Carson is the founder of the Feminism in Schools Network Northern Ireland.
After a decade of teaching in London schools, she returned home to Belfast in 2020.
She created the Feminism in Schools Network in London in 2016 after a parliamentary report on widespread sexual harassment of girls in schools.
She hopes to build a network of schools committed to addressing sexism through effective teacher training and high quality relationships and sex education.
Hazelwood will host the first-ever NI Conference on Feminism in Schools in March 2022. The conference will bring together women leaders in politics, journalism, sports, business and community activism to promote democratic participation and inspire a generation of girls to lead.
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