Sex equality


The workshop on Gender equality enables young people to learn about sex and gender, identities, stereotypes and discrimination, gender/sex based violence.


The target group comprises young people, 15 to 30 years of age, who, consciously or unconsciously, face various forms of violence based on sex, gender, identity, and the like.


This workshop introduces the theoretical insights into gender equality, and it defines sex and gender, outlines gender based stereotypes, and analyses how society imposes different rules for people of different sexual orientations/gender identities. Furthermore, it encourages young people to explore their gender roles and discuss issues related to their bodies, and talk about the differences and similarities between men and women. As part of this workshop, we deal with the issue of violence, gender-based violence and particularly with violence occurring in adolescent relationships, upon introducing practical tools for recognising violence and deciding what to do in such situations. Young people, thus, get to know themselves, society which uses its policies to evaluate persons against one another, and they also realise how to go beyond the established patriarchal practice and how to create a more equal society by relying on their own examples.


During the workshop, the participants are enabled to gain the necessary knowledge about gender equality, upon being guided through the following stages:
1. defining sex and gender,
2. defining identity,
3. gender roles,
4. gender related stereotypes and prejudices,
5. violence, gender-based violence and violence in teen relationships,
6. gender equality legal framework,
7. influence of the media and the society on gender equality.


The Unit objectives are:
1. introduce young people to the definition of the terms sex, gender, identity,
2. define gender roles,
3. familiarise young people with gender based stereotypes and prejudices,
4. introduce young people to violence, gender-based violence and violence in adolescent relationships, in order to recognise and react to such forms of violence,
5. young people recognise and understand the importance of gender equality.


Young people who have acquired the knowledge about gender, sex and identity more rapidly overcome and break stereotypes and prejudices they face on a daily basis. They convey the acquired knowledge to other young people and recognise violence as such, thus fight and struggle against it. Gender equality is an important element of a democratic society and it means that men and women are equally present in all spheres of public and private life, have an equal status and equal opportunities to all rights, and an equal benefit from the achieved results.


The methodology incorporates group work performed in smaller or larger groups, plenary discussions, audiovisual presentations, simulations of real-life situations, and various creative workshops that promote an active acquisition of knowledge. One of the methods is the division of the group into male and female groups, whereby they work separately and come up with the questions they want the opposite sex to give answers to. Thus, they talk about sex and fertility during the plenary discussion.


The participants have to come up with the examples of gender/sex based discrimination in their surroundings (relationships, family, society …) and look for their causes.


Gender based approach


2 days, 9 hours, 6 units (1.5 hours each)



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