Se***m, Misogyny and Harassment

A conference for ALL genders

National STAND UP Schools' Conference 2022

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022: 9.30am – 3pm

Streaming LIVE to secondary schools & sixth forms across the UK, join students & schools across the country to explore se***m, gender bias in society and harassment.

  • Unboxing Gender Bias & Disparity
  • Exploring Power & Consent 
  • Challenging Inequality, Harassment and Abuse

The Me Too movement, Everyone’s Invited and the shocking murder of Sarah Everard are just some of the events which have highlighted just how much harassment and misogyny pervade society. The disparity between men and women is baked into our systems and consciousness and results in women and girls everywhere continuing to be treated prejudicially. Now is an unprecedented time to address this issue in our schools and equip our students to challenge injustice and champion the human rights of all.

      Suitable for Secondary & Sixth Form, by being part of the conference  students will:
    • Gain AWARENESS of the lived experience of women and girls in the UK and  examine how gender bias still pervades every aspect of society.
    • UNDERSTAND how patriarchy  has shaped our collective thinking leading to the prevalence of harassment and ‘ra** culture’. 
    • Be INSPIRED by people who have overcome the challenges of prejudice, harassment and assault to make an impact and achieve. 
    • DISCOVER the unique IMPACT they themselves can make in challenging sexism to promote the infinite value and human rights of all.


1.THE IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE: Lytchett Minster School, Poole, DORSET, BH16 6JD

    • Experience every session live and in person
    • Bring up to 12 students & 2 staff per school
    • Meet with students from other schools
    • Participate, question, discuss and plan
    • Experience the excitement of being there LIVE!
    • Teacher and student goody bags and resources for follow up
    • Online access to recordings of all sessions for use in future lessons & assemblies for a full year
    • FREE GC Index profiles for your SLT or headteacher!

In-Person Conference: just £175 per school (includes Virtual Experience remote access for unlimited students – see below).  BOOK EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SEATS!


    • Unlimited student and staff access
    • Tune in from anywhere for part or all of the day
    • Watch sessions LIVE or delayed to fit with your timetable
    • Tune in from multiple classrooms and venues
    • Online access to recordings of sessions for use in future lessons & assemblies for a full year
    • Access to online follow up materials
    • FREE GC Index profiles for your SLT or headteacher!

Virtual Conference: just £95 per school.  REGISTER TODAY!

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Speakers & Contributors

Dana McKeon is a Music Artist and Life Coach, bringing together the worlds of creative empowerment, masterful self-expression and purposeful connection. As a pioneering beatbox champion, ranked in the Female Top 5 at the World Beatbox Championships, Dana inspires people to dream big and think outside the (beat)box. Dana has notably collaborated and shared the stage with renowned artists including Bruno Mars, Rudimental, John Newman, James Arthur and Stormzy.

Seyi Akiwowo is a multi-award winning founder and CEO of Glitch. Glitch’s mission is to awaken a generation of digital citizens equipped to create and demand for safe online spaces for all. Before Glitch, Seyi was elected as the youngest Black female Councillor in East London at age 23 during which time she faced hideous online abuse and violence. Using her lived experience and expertise, Seyi co-designs practical solutions with Governments, NGOs, UN Human Rights Council and tech companies to protect public online public spaces from hate and abuse.

Gabby Edlin is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charity, Bloody Good Period. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers and Stylist’s Woman of the Week. She started Bloody Good Period in 2016 when she discovered that period supplies were only provided to asylum seekers for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of pads or tampons turned into a charity which distributes period supplies for asylum seekers, refugees and anyone who can’t afford them.

Felicity Aston MBE is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km journey also made her the first person in the world to traverse the continent purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Felicity has led record-setting expeditions to both the North and South Pole with international teams of women. She has also written five books and is a Physicist and Meteorologist. Felicity is currently investigating the atmospheric deposition of microplastics on high latitude Arctic Ocean sea ice at the National Oceanography Centre and University of Southampton.

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer and poet of English-Ghanaian heritage. Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. Her first poetry collections were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams. Her debut short story collection, Stay with me, was published in 2020 by Colenso Books. Her poetry pamphlet, She can still sing, was published by Flipped Eye in June 2021. Louisa has written extensively about ethnically diverse history and rural racism, and as well as writing, works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer on rural racism, black history, and mental health.

Peter Radford (he/him) is a speaker, teacher and author with 25 years experience in education. Peter is founder of offering training and workshops to schools on leadership, PSHE, political engagement and human rights education. Founder of STAND UP Conferences, Peter has led two schools to achieve the Unicef Rights Respecting School Award and is an Amnesty school speaker. His book Love Teaching Keep Teaching challenges teachers and leaders to take wellbeing seriously at all levels of school life.

Mel Lane (she/her) is a teacher and teacher trainer working to promote LGBT+ Inclusion in schools. In Dorset, she works with the LGBT+ Youth Charity, Space Youth Project, delivering staff training and student sessions to all ages. Nationally, Mel collaborates with LGBT+ children’s author and youtuber, Olly Pike. In 2021 they co-authored (together with Mel’s son James) the book What Does LGBT+ Mean? The book comes with videos and teaching resources for the primary age range. Find out more about Mel at

Jack Lynch (they/them) is a non-binary speaker and educator working for Pop’n’Olly, a children’s LGBT+ education company. Pop’n’Olly aims to give parents, carers and teachers the tools to teach about equality and diversity whilst ultimately helping to combat LGBT+ prejudice before it can begin to form. Having worked with children and young people across their career in many different industries, from sport to education, Jack is passionate that the way we combat ongoing prejudice in our society is by investing in the education of our next generation.

Poppy Gooch is a student at Worcester University working with Amnesty’s Rise Up initiative to introduce an educational programme about consent and how to properly deal with s** crime cases for local law enforcement. In the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder Poppy started an instagram account called ‘The First Time It Happened’ to give space to people to share about the first time they were  harassed, assaulted, or abused. This work has led to lobbying and campaigning change.

Amy Tatum is a researcher in gender, women in political leadership, feminism, misogyny, US politics and political communication. Her PhD research explores women’s responses to women in political leadership. Amy lectures on topics including political sociology, gender, political communication, political psychology, media representation, and campaigning. Current research includes gendered magazine coverage of American First Ladies and exploring responses to women political leaders at times of crisis.

Billy Clarke (he/him) is a se**** health nurse and has been working tirelessly to promote LGBTQ+ Inclusion in schools since the abolishment of section 28 in 2003. In Dorset, he works at Over the Rainbow LGBTQ+ centre which is part of Dorset se**** health service. He has been delivering training around LGBTQ+ life style to pupils and teachers schools, corporate businesses, health care professionals or too anyone who will listen since working at Over The Rainbow for many years.

Laura Nott is Schools Project Manager at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. From a background in probation, Laura developed prevention work for young men affected by domestic abuse, helping them to understand healthy relationships. She then set up a training and consultancy business, training teachers, social workers and police officers in protective behaviours, safeguarding and family therapy.  Laura now leads LFF’s Schools team, working alongside researchers from the University of Surrey to support schools to respond to and prevent harmful se**** behaviour.

Sasha Payne is a sixth form student at The Blandford School. She is an Equality Ambassador for her school, using her passion for gender equality to make changes in the school environment, and her current focus within this is Women Empowerment & Intersectionality. Sasha hopes to pursue this passion further on a wider scale, with her dream of working for UN Women.


Full programme details coming soon! Themes will include…

History & Society

How gender stereotypes continue to shape society

The history of patriarchy and why it persists

Po******phy: what are the issues and effects?

Being Biologically Female

Period equity: exposing a culture of shame

Intersectionality: my experience as a black, British woman

Gender, identity and mental health


Masculine ‘power’ and the pressure to conform to ideas about ‘maleness’

What does it mean to be a man in the 21st Century?


What se**** harassment is and how to address it in all its forms

Microaggressions – the ‘harmlessness’ of banter

R**e culture and how to respond

Moving Forward

Embracing diversity: How every person can make a positive impact in our world

What does it mean to be a feminist today and can men be feminists?

Building a movement of all genders for a fairer, inclusive society.

Book NOW to reserve your seats or register your school.

Please indicate below whether you are booking for the IN-PERSON experience or registering for the VIRTUAL experience. On receipt you will be sent an invoice for the appropriate amount. Please note: if you require a purchase order number to be quoted on the invoice please indicate below. 

NOTE: Booking for the IN-PERSON experience INCLUDES full access and registration for the VIRTUAL experience for students to access on the same day from school.

Invoices are payable within 28 days or 7 days prior to the conference, whichever is sooner. Upon receipt of payment you will receive confirmation of your booking and initial details in order to aid planning.

Full details of the event including timings, logistics and sign-in details for online access will be sent out TWO WEEKS prior to the conference.

COVID-19 safety measures & guarantee: Please be assured that the event will be held in full compliance with government recommended safety measures for schools in place at the time of the conference September 2022  NOTE: if the developing situation with Covid-19 at the time of the conference makes it unsafe to run, then the conference may be postponed or run as a virtual-only conference. In-person booking fees will be refunded. 

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