The Role of Youth Workers in Increasing Gender Equality in Europe

Gender inequality is present in every society in the World, and Gender-based Violence is one of the most widespread forms of human rights abuse and a violation of human dignity anywhere, including all the member states of Council of Europe. 

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.

Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored. 

The aim of the project is to provide space and time for youth organizations working on gender issues to exchange examples of good practice and to increase participants’ awareness towards the role of the gender balance and equality in youth work, as well to develop their skills, knowledge and competencies for a gender-sensitive approach to human rights education within their work and their communities. 

Objectives of Training Course: 

– To develop participant’s knowledge and understanding on various concepts related to gender issues and emphasize the importance of gender equality in 

youth work and how it can be put into practice 

– To develop the understanding of the role of gender and equality in youth work; 

– To build capacities of our partner organizations to deal with Gender Equality topic 

– To train youth workers in gender awareness and anti-discriminatory practices; 

– To improve networking amongst local youth workers at grass root level; sharing best practice of gender related activities; 

– To learn about gender equality and share / compare the realities in EU

Activities/Sessions of the Project:

– Sex VS Gender 

– Gender Division of Articles, Activities and Roles

– Gendered Behaviors and their Consequences 

– Gender stereotypes

– Consequences of male/female stereotypes 

– Self-Disclosure of Male/Female Roles

– Wheel of discrimination 

– Understanding Gender-Based Violence 

– Gender-based violence “Domestic Affairs’’

– Myths about Violence Against Women 

– International Legal Human Rights Instruments related to gender-based violence 

– Gendered Institutions and Structures: Role of Traditional and Modern Media 

– Role of Formal Educational, Political, Economic and Development Institutions 

– Changing Gender Constructs: Changing Gender Stereotypes and Roles 

– The Wheel of Equality 

Programme: Erasmus+
Action Type:
Start Date: 01/09/2020
End Date: 31/08/2022