Sexism in schools is a serious social problem that can affect girls and women in their school and personal lives. Sexism can take many forms, including sexual harassment, gender discrimination and stereotyped roles. According to a survey, almost half of all girls and young women surveyed (47 per cent) have experienced sexual harassment at school. In addition, studies show that sexist incidents at schools often go unreported, making it difficult to measure the extent of the problem.
Sexism in schools not only affects the victims, but also the climate and safety in schools. Studies show that sexual harassment and discrimination can affect girls' and women's self-esteem and learning behaviour. Girls and women can be disadvantaged by sexism, which can affect their educational opportunities and career prospects.