The Astell Project

The Astell Project is a UK-based campaign, social enterprise and international community of educators and activists initiated in 2011.

Inspired by England’s first feminist, who made the case for the advancement of women through education in the 1690s, and by grassroots feminist education activists around the globe, The Astell Project takes the view that the statutory Equality Duty requires us to provide young people with the opportunity, support and resources to analyze and to influence gender issues that determine their life choices.

To that end, it calls for an equality audit and aims to see that Feminist Studies are introduced into the National Curriculum by 2015. These aims are to be achieved by acting as a resource bank and agitating for gender education so that legal and governmental commitments to equality, diversity and the provision of a safe environment are met.

If you agree with these aims, sign and share the e-petition to let the Government Equality Office know. For ways to get more involved, visit the Act Now page.

To explore the thinking behind The Astell Project, read these articles in The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Open Democracy.