The NASUWT Gender Equality Challenge

The NASUWT is committed to the challenge of securing equal rights for women and girls at home and around the world and believes that governments, education bodies and other organisations have a key role to play.

The Union is fully committed to a set of Gender Equality Challenge Principles that supports and champions equality for women and girls.


  • A commitment to advancing equality for women and girls in education, employment, and economic participation ensuring they can enjoy and exercise their full human and equal rights in society.
  • The provision of high-quality, fully funded and free state education that recognises the full and equal participation and access of women and girls around the world.
  • An end to the pay gap between women and men and discriminatory policies, practices and attitudes that prevent the full and equal participation of women in employment and pension poverty.
  • Urgent action worldwide to end violence against women and girls with funded support for preventative programmes that recognise and address social and cultural norms.
  • A commitment to promoting the positive and progressive contributions of women to society, economic and cultural life.
  • A commitment to ending the sexualisation and objectification of women and girls in education and society recognising the important role of men and boys.