Sexism is a form of discrimination based on a person's gender or gender identity. It involves the attribution of certain behaviours, attitudes or stereotypes based on gender, which can lead to a person being disadvantaged or degraded. Sexism can manifest itself in various forms, for example, verbal or physical harassment, discrimination against women or rejection of trans or intersex people. Sexism is a social problem and can occur on both an individual and structural level.

of all reported discrimination cases were recorded on the basis of gender. Of these, 60 per cent were women and girls.

Source: Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (2019)

of all girls and young women surveyed have experienced sexual harassment at school.

Source: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs (2019)

of lower secondary learners in Germany believe that girls and boys should have different tasks.

Source: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (2019)

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.

It is important that schools take action to prevent and combat sexism. Teachers and school staff can take measures to prevent sexist behaviour, e.g. by promoting gender equity and raising learners' awareness of the issue.

In order to combat sexism in schools, it is important that all stakeholders take action. Learners should be informed about their rights and possibilities to report sexist incidents and to defend themselves against them. But awareness of preventive measures is also crucial to successfully tackle the problem. Through joint efforts, we can help make schools safer and fairer places for all children and young people.

Our project on sexism in schools works to make schools safe and just places for all learners. We offer preventive and interventive format that look at the issue of sexism from all sides and inform learners about their rights and options. Our aim is to raise awareness of the issue and create an environment where all participants can learn and develop free from discrimination and harassment.

We offer interactive project days for learners to raise awareness of sexism and its effects and to show them how to effectively address sexist behaviour. Through our project, we want to help ensure that all learners have equal opportunities to educate themselves and succeed, regardless of their gender.


If you would like to learn more about our offer, please contact us. We will help you to effectively counteract sexism in your school.