Young girls who are members of the Guides, Brownies or Rainbows will now get the opportunity to earn a unique badge, to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. The badge was designed by a Brownie leader with the help of Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of the leader of the British suffragette movement. Girls can earn the badge through holding their own general election, learning about a women’s suffrage campaigner from their local area, designing a suffrage banner about an issue important to them or baking cupcakes and decorating them using the suffrage colours.
The creation of this badge will provide young girls with the opportunity to learn about the suffragettes, allowing them to better understand their own rights and the need for equality.
Could we see the creation of more badges that educate girls - and boys - on other forms of discrimination? What other gamified incentives are emerging?