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Gender Equality Education and Media Literacy: Primary Prevention Strategies in New Zealand

Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms

ISBN: 978-1-78714-484-2, eISBN: 978-1-78714-483-5

Publication date: 28 November 2017

Abstract

Gender inequality in New Zealand, and globally, remains a social justice and human rights issue despite decades of feminist activism and scholarship as well as social and political interventions. This chapter outlines the strides in gender equality in New Zealand, and the continued manifestations of gender inequality within the country. It argues that to address persistent patterns of gender inequality, a primary prevention approach that deals with gender polarity and then sexism is needed before it takes hold. New Zealand considers best practice from other countries in implementing gender equality education and better media literacy in schools. Drawing on existing Scandinavian policies and other empirical work, this chapter explores how such gender equality education policy is outlined.

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Farvid, P. (2017), "Gender Equality Education and Media Literacy: Primary Prevention Strategies in New Zealand", Bonifacio, G.T. (Ed.) Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 107-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-483-520171028

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