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Young people continue gender work with STAMP

The young people of STAMP have been celebrating the news that new funding has been awarded to continue developing the Project for another 2 years.

This funding will provide on-going support for the STAMP (Stamp out Media Patriarchy) Project, which is Co-ordinated by LRCC’s Sexual Violence Prevention Worker Hannah Brown.

The Project is run by young people, and its aim is to challenge gender stereotypes and sexualisation in the media. Over the past 2 years STAMP has already produced various newsletters, media work, interviewed inspirational women including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and has also created a DVD which focuses on changes attitudes towards gender stereotypes.

STAMP’s most recent work included creating a survey to measure gender stereotypes and harassment in schools. As a result, a whole new teacher training programme was developed and delivered by the young people.  The first session was recently delivered and received very positive feedback from its participants.

Manager Anne McGuire said: “We are delighted to have secured another 2 years funding from Young Start to continue developing this fabulous Project.”

She went on to say:  “The young people of STAMP are so inspirational, and they are dedicated to challenging issues around gender while aiming to ensure that stereotyping becomes a thing of the past.  Everyone is very excited about the news, and we look forward to lots of new developments and campaigns.”

The Big Lottery’s Young Start has awarded a grant of £47,994 over 2 years to Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre to continue to fund the STAMP Project for young people across North and South Lanarkshire.

The group’s aim is to empower young people aged 16 to 24 to be active in leading activities that challenge and tackle gender based stereotyping in the media and negative attitudes towards sexual violence.

Run by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Young Start awards money from dormant bank and building society accounts to support a range of projects that help young people aged eight to 24 years old reach their full potential.