Teaching boys gender equality

Parents redefine gender stereotypes by talking to kids about role models, normalising types of play and colours

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A non-profit in Singapore has launched a programme aimed at encouraging boys to support gender equality.

United Women Singapore (UWS) started the UWS Boys Empowered initiative last month, adding to discussions that inspire parents to be more intentional about raising their children - both sons and daughters - to reject toxic masculinity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2021, with the headline Teaching boys gender equality. Subscribe