To encourage young people to question and challenge gender norms, stereotypes and unconscious biases
To provide a platform for young people to be creative, curious and open-minded
To empower young people to strive for positive relationships, confidence, wellbeing and equality for all genders
TIGER is a worker cooperative! This means our business is owned and controlled by us, the workers. We hope that by working cooperatively we can find new ways of working that do not reproduce the various forms of inequality and oppression that are often found in more traditional business models. We are also intersectional feminists.
'TIGER delivered a really interesting workshop on what was a challenging topic for our teachers to deliver. Porn and consent is a tricky subject for students and teachers alike, and having fresh faces at the front of the classroom helped students to open up and respond to some questions that might otherwise not be responded to. Thank you for your excellent workshops'
Life Learning Co-ordinator, Chipping Sodbury School
WHY ARE WE NEEDED?
'Me and some friends heard about the gender ambassadors programme, which is run by feminist activists and educators TIGER during assembly. I really wanted to learn more about feminism, LGBT and trans issues, as even though they’re more fashionable now and are being discussed in the media, I still feel it’s really difficult for teens to find out about them'
Student, Redland Green School
WHAT WE OFFER
Our workshops are participant-led, interactive, creative, fun and for all genders. They provide valuable critical skills and knowledge as well as boosting confidence and well-being.
We have worked across the UK, including with the National Trust and the National Union of Teachers.
We can work with any age, including with businesses and teaching staff. Our youth sessions are generally delivered in schools, colleges, youth clubs and universities, but if you’d like us to work with a group which doesn’t fit into these criteria, please contact us. We can also combine topics and create bespoke workshops on most subjects relating to gender, just ask and we’ll see what we can do!
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'I felt it was important for our young people to have good role models who were able to talk about lad culture in a way that was both accessible and enlightening. The workshops weren't patronising at all but really spoke to students at their level'
Laura Storey, English teacher and Literacy Curriculum coordinator, Abbeywood Community School
PRESS & MORE
We provide consultancy, talks, blogging, interviews and conferences.
We have been consulted by the BBC, The Telegraph and the National Trust (to name a few) and have been invited to speak for various panel discussions and talks throughout the years including Feminism in School: Press for Progress, Female Empowerment Network and for Bristol University medical students on gender and mental health. We have also been interviewed by The Guardian, Vice, Teachwire and Bristol 24/7.
'My daughter is in Year 12 at North Bristol Post-16 Centre in Redland Green School and has just completed your Gender Ambassador Equality Programme which she has thoroughly enjoyed..... she taught us so much and we have been spreading the message'