Gender Human Rights in Sardinia
PLACE AND DATE: Sassari, Italy April 11-15th, 2014 (Travel days included).
PARTICIPANTS: 20 participants (educators, social workers, youth leaders, teachers, public servants) from Sardinia.
LANGUAGE: The working languages were English and Italian.
The main aim of the TC was to develop knowledge and skills of youth leaders and educators; thus enabling them to train secondary school children on addressing Human Rights and Non Formal Education (NFE) Methods.
The hosting NGO, Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO) promotes NFE as a tool to support formal education in the way of promoting the respect of the gender human rights.
The TC was designed to explore different tools and working methods in Schools, Companies, NGOs or Educational Centres specialized in working in this field; the project shared and promoted strategies to work as a system, to improve their capabilities and develop new skills.
– To discuss participants’ current experience on NFE and highlight the importance of gender rights education in school;
– To introduce “Gender Matters” and “Compass” and develop participants’ competences in adapting activities from these manuals;
– To examine the issue of gender-based violence within human rights education;
– Alert young educators to integrate gender education in their curriculum and help to select materials for the initial stage.
Main program elements:
The program covered: familiarization with COE manual “Gender Matters” and Compass; seminars, role plays and workshops on “The EU convention on Human Rights (HR)”; Cedaw introduction; Gender and social rights, domestic violence, Gender and Stereotypes; Exclusion based on gender; Gender and media; HR solidarity.
The importance of gender education and its influence on children attitude formation was discussed properly.
Trainers provided theoretical and practical excersices on how to provide NFE lessons for youth on gender based and human rights issues.
Plenary discussions had been opened on each topic, audio diaries reflecting gender based violence stories and video material screening had been performed. Participants received certificates after the completion of the TC.