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National Girl Child Day 2023: Why school uniforms need to be gender-neutral

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Updated on: 23 January,2023 04:32 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Maitrai Agarwal | maitrai.agarwal@mid-day.com

A government school in Kerala recently made headlines for introducing gender neutral uniforms. Mid-Day.com delves into the significance and impact of the move as educators, parents, children, and a mental health expert share their views

National Girl Child Day 2023: Why school uniforms need to be gender-neutral

Students of Valayanchirangara government Lower Primary School in Ernakulam, Kerala donning their gender-neutral ensemble — 3/4th shorts and a shirt. Pic/Vidya Mukundan


When Kochi-resident Vidya Mukundan was asked to design a gender-neutral uniform for Valayanchirangara government Lower Primary School in Ernakulam, Kerala, she was excited because she had experienced the difficulties of performing extra-curricular activities in skirts.


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