Talking about gender and gender identity
Age-appropriate information and guidance to support conversations about gender and gender identity during unit meetings
Our Let's Talk about Gender and Gender Identity series is designed to support Leaders to have conversations with young members, of all sections, in an age-appropriate way.
These guidelines have been put together with expert assistance from Gendered Intelligence, a not-for-profit community interest company who seek creative ways to increase understandings of gender diversity.
Let's Talk About Gender and Gender Identity: Advice for Leaders
This resource for Leaders contains information to support you with both planned and unplanned conversations about gender, gender identity and transgender (trans) inclusion within a regular unit meeting.
Guidance for sections
The advice for Leaders is accompanied by age-appropriate guidance and activities for each section available for download below.
- Let's Talk About Gender and Gender Identity with Rainbows - Rainbows may ask you questions about gender during a meeting though they are still very young. This guidance helps you to answer their questions in a simple and honest way.
- Let's Talk About Gender and Gender Identity with Brownies - Brownies are at an age when they begin to learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals. Use this resource to support them as they consider gender and what this means to them.
- Let's Talk About Gender and Gender Identity with Guides - Guides will be increasingly aware of how they are growing and changing as individuals. This resource has age appropriate activities to help Guides explore what gender identity means to them and what it means in society.
- Let's Talk About Gender and Gender Identity with The Senior Section - members of The Senior Section may have already had a range of discussions with friends or family about exploring gender. Use this resource to dedicate a session with girls to discussing gender and gender identity or for answering their questions in conversation.
Get advice on inclusion
Contact the Inclusion team at Girlguiding HQ for more information about including all girls and volunteers in guiding.