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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Scouting is proud to have given generations of young people equal opportunities to grow and develop their full potential through empowering and enriching experiences regardless of their background. The Movement is open to everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from.


At the 41st World Scout Conference, we pledged to support UN Women’s HeForShe initiative by inspiring millions of Scouts to work towards creating a better, gender-equal world by 2020. Since then, Scouts from all over the world have responded with a resounding “Count me in!” While much has been achieved, a lot more still needs to be done.


That’s why UN Women and World Scouting have together developed a HeForShe Action Kit for Scout Leaders that includes a series of activities designed to get young people of all ages thinking about gender equality and what they can do about it. It is designed for use in all kinds of Scouting activities, from hiking to training sessions, and can be adapted depending on the age and maturity of the Scouts themselves.


We invite you to use the HeFor She Action Kit and make a commitment to become an advocate for gender equality in your community!

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We are all the same.

Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities.


What does gender equity mean to you?  How do you like to be treated?  Equally just like everyone else at Scouts, school or just out and about?

Think about your Unit Code and does it need to be reviewed? Does your Unit have a Unit code and if not, now is as good a time as any to develop one with other members of the Unit. Find out about how to develop a Unit Code here - 2014 Breaking the Cycle | SiAM2021 (scoutsinactionmonth.com)

What else can your Patrol do to promote Gender Equity?

Make a poster from magazines and news papers about gender equity.

PLAN>DO>REVIEW> with your Patrol.

How does your Unit Code stack up?  Does it treat everyone equally?  

Did you discuss gender equity with your Patrol? How did you feel about talking about this topic?  Did it make you feel?

SDG5 - Gender Equity

Scouting@Home - Challenges and program ideas developed by Queensland Region Development Support Officer - Karl Lingard

Download the activity sheet here - SDG5 - Gender Equity