Who are NASUWT?
The NASUWT, The Teachers’ Union, is committed to securing equal opportunities for teachers and ensuring that all teachers, irrespective of background or circumstances, are valued, recognised and respected fully as professionals.
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.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are NASUWT involved in?
The NASUWT runs CPD training and workshops for its Women members, both at centres throughout the UK and at its annual Women Teachers’ Consultation Conference.
Why did NASUWT join WISE?
“WISE membership provides the NASUWT with a great partner, for its work on gender equality, whose members have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of STEM.”
– Chris Keates, General Secretary