The students at Derby Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts investigated the important issue of gender equality with The City's School Bhit Shah in Bhit Shah, Pakistan. Together they created an awareness campaign about gender inequality in the United States.
On Friday, April 8th Derby Academy 8th graders led their school in Gender Equality Day. Students presented at morning meeting 3 times in the past two weeks to educate their community about gender inequalities around the world, but also in the United States and in their local community. Students showed a video of interviews they conducted with women who worked in various professional careers, and then the whole community went to our field to tie a piece of fabric to the number "65" on a fence on campus. On the fabric, students wrote their hopes and wishes for women in the future. Students then gathered on the field in the form of the gender equality symbol and took an overheard picture. Finally, teachers taught about gender issues that day in their classes in honor of Gender Equality Day.
This student project was created as part of Global Citizens in Action 2015-16, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. GCA is run by Global Nomads Group, in partnership with PEACE in Pakistan.