UK's Girl Guides launch suffragette badge to mark women’s vote centenary

Signal of change / UK's Girl Guides launch suffragette badge to mark women’s vote centenary

By Ella-Louise Micallef / 26 Feb 2018

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.

So what?

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?

Sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-42950448

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/girlguiding-suffragette-badge_uk_5a796d9ae4b00f94fe9490ed

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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