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Gender Roles trough Time, International training for youth workers

The training activity took place
in Sevan, Armenia
organised by World Independent Youth Union
20-27 July 2009

Aims & objectives

The aim of the project was to increase knowledge and understanding between different cultures with a special focus on gender issues and participation. Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas about practice and create new working methods that will be applicable for working with the groups of young people within the cultural context of their own countries.

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

WIYU in cooperation with Active Learning Center (UK) hosted Training Course for 20 participants from 8 countries from EU and EECA region.
The team of trainers was composed of four international trainers: Borislava Daskalova, Bulgaria; Haythem Kamel, Egypt; Tatevik Margariyan, Armenia; Down Five, the UK.

Training methods used & main activities

The main activities of the project were workshops, familiarisation with cultures of the participant countries (prioritising gender and the different aspects of gender roles), thematic film evenings and familiarisation with the approaches and activities of The “Gender Game Zoom In Zoom Out” (This is a board Game, designed to raise the awareness about the issues of gender equality around the world in deferent cultures. The “gender game” project lies under the umbrella of “youth information” activities supported by the Youth Programme in the “Euro-med youth programme”).

Outcomes of the activity

Participants obtained knowledge on various aspects of cultural determination of gender roles; the concepts of gender mainstreaming and gender-based discrimination. They also obtained skills to apply gender-sensitive approach to youth work.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer, reposnsible for delivering learning modules on gender and culture; gender mainstreaming and prevention of gender-based discrimination.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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