Did you know that gender stereotyping has a lasting impact on children? In a new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers found a link between gender-specific expectations and #mental health issues such as violence, depression, and suicide among young children.

The findings were based on the latest study, which was conducted through the collaboration of Johns Hopkins University in the United States and the World Health Organization (WHO). Gender Stereotypes are more than just related to colors, where ‘pink’ is for girls and blue equates to boys. According to MarketWatch, children in 16 different countries across the globe believed that girls are “vulnerable and nurturing.”

Boys, on the other hand, believed that they should be “strong and independent.”

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