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Comics Against Violence

The training activity took place
in Coy, Spain
organised by Cazalla Intercultural
18-26 June 2011

Aims & objectives

To learn about comic’s drawing and writing techinques and at the same time to discuss and think about own points of view on gender and violence in intimate relationships
- To give young people and youth workers the appropriate tools and information in order to
increase their understanding of problem of violence in intimate relationships in between
young people and to explore and show successful practices of prevention of this kind of
violence to be realized in schools and youth centers.
- To develop a common product: A comic-compilation of 6 stories about gender based
violence in order to disseminate it as educative material in youth localities (schools, youth
centers, organizations that work with the subject of gender based violence) in the 6
participants countries.
- To stimulate the mutual understanding between youth about the forms and consequences of violent intimate relationships and to promote respectful behaviour with the persons of the opposite sex as well as safe relationships.
- To develop ways of how to get our of an abusive relationship and strenghten the potential
peer support and help.
- To inform the participants about the protection and intervention measures against gender based violence in intimate relationships as well as to learn about help and support services.
- To learn about the process of creating a comic: how to write the story, how to put it in the framework of a comic, which are the drawing tecniques, ...
- To develop local/(international) expositions of the comic made during the workshop in all
the participants countries
- To develop common ideas about future youth initiative or youth exchanges projects about this or other subjects of common interest for youth, within the Youth in Action Programme

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

20 youth workers and youngster from Austria, Macedonia, Serbia, Italia, France and Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

I used different methods like presentation, debates, simulation, brainstorming, work in small groups and buzz groups using a partecipative approach.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants learn concepts and knowledge about gender based violence in relationships and how to recognize it and in the meanwhile the learn how to draw a comics expressing themself. The result was an exibition whit all the comics realized during the project.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was developing the training session about Gender Based Violence in cooperation with 3 trainers in international team.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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