Reflect on whether you use gender-neutral language by downloading Sheboard.
Research shows that we talk differently to children depending on their gender. We talk to boys about their abilities. We talk to girls about their bodies. And little by little this starts to influence how they see themselves. When you hear it day after day – you start believing it.
Boys are brave. Girls are pretty.
We don’t always even realize when the words we choose strengthen stereotypes. Plan’s Sheboard helps everyone reflect on – and possibly change – the ways we talk to and about girls. Sheboard also reminds girls about the abilities they have that people don’t always think to mention – that she too can be brave.
Help girls across the world reach their full potential.