“Youth and EverydaySexism: breaking gender discrimination in youth”
For the realisation of this project entitled “Youth and EverydaySexism: breaking gender discrimination in youth”, ten organisations from different European countries will come together to reflect and learn about gender discrimination and youth.
We intend to deepen our knowledge about the current situation of youth regarding gender inequality and to share that knowledge. We will do this, mainly by approaching EverydaySexisms, as an expression of the deep sexism, and analysing how they affect relations between young women and men, perpetuating inequality.
The knowledge we will develop from this project should be useful to support the social inclusion of youth in conditions of real equality. To this end, it is necessary to empower young people from a critical perspective; so that they know how to identify and fight back situations of inequality.
The project is aimed, in the first instance, at the training and specialization of youth workers. It will be coordinated by Permacultura Cantabria (Spain), and will have the participation of about 22 people from 10 European countries ( Lituania, Hungria, Grecia, Chipre, Estonia, Sueciam, Eslovaquia, Italia y España).
1) To broaden our understanding of the reproduction and recurrence of everyday sexism, among young people.
2) To build a collaborative workspace that improves our skills and knowledge in the field of gender equality.
3) Offer a group of 22 youth workers of 10 different countries tools and strategies to train experts in the management of micromachism conflicts
The main activity will be a training course that will be carried out in Cantabria, Spain, between 29 april and 6 may 2019. In the course, participants will gain new knowledge and skills in the field of youth and gender equality. We also hope that the course will be a space for exchange and the creation of new networks. The methodology of the course will be dynamic and participatory. Debate and teamwork will be encouraged, as well as interaction between participants and experts.
In order to maximise the results of the project, a number of secondary activities have been included. The most important are:
-Preparatory and evaluative meetings. Organised to prepare the participants who will attend the course, evaluate their learning and agree common parameters between each sending entity.
-Internal Workshop. It is going to be the main method of transmission of the learning of the course within the partner entities. Each group of participants will hold a workshop for the staff of their organization.
-Dissemination. The results of the project will be shared with as many people and organizations as possible, so that the learning acquired can be used by any interested person and by young people themselves. The websites and social networks of the participating entities will be used, as well as EPALE and the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform.
As for the expected results and impacts we highlight:
-Participants will deepen their knowledge about gender inequality, especially about EverydaySexism, and will develop new and better tools to support social inclusion and youth empowerment.
-They will improve their ability to work as a team, through exchange and active participation in the project.
-A network of collaboration between organisations will be built to support the fight for gender equality.
-The project will have a positive impact on social awareness about equality and the invisible EverydaySexisms.
The main long-term benefits will be:
-The permanent improvement of our organizations to fight against gender discrimination.
-The construction of a system of responses to the daily machismo in the spaces of socialization of youth.
-The extension of the European network of entities working for gender equality among young people.