THE GENDER TALK
Educating on gender equality, psychological wellbeing, sexuality and affectivity from an early age.
We firmly believe that education for gender equality, understood as the condition in which all people receive equal treatment and equal access to resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, must start at a young age and never stop. Stereotyped norms and behaviours that are the cause of any kind of gender-based violence are influenced by rigid social structures imposed by society and determine the emotional and sexual sphere, both in young and adult people.
Why gender-based violence?
Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights that has severe consequences on the development of persons, families, and society as a whole. Gender-based violence prevention should start from the adolescent age by educating and raising awareness of teenagers on gender-related matters and building healthy relationships.
Therefore, more spaces for Comprehensive Sex Education & young people’s psychological well-being should be created, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately hit them after disruptions in schooling.
Glossary of terms
The ability to produce positive emotions, moods, thoughts, and feelings, and adapt to stressful situations.
The process and outcome of successfully adapting to challenging life experiences through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility.
Belittling, humiliating or undermining a person’s sense of self-worth/self-esteem (e.g. constant criticism, verbal insults, name-calling, etc.).
The concept that women and men, girls and boys have equal rights, conditions, treatment and opportunities for realizing their dreams and achievements at full potential.
Each person’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned at birth (male or female).
Gender-based violence (GBV):
Violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender (being a boy or a girl for instance), because of this person gender identity or because of the appearance, expression, hairstyle, behaviour or clothing for instance. In gender-based violence are rooted many other problems in the adult years, like domestic violence for example: GBV has different forms, in different ages.
Gender stereotypes are preconceived ideas whereby males and females are arbitrarily assigned characteristics and roles determined and limited by their sex.” We understand gender as being non-binary, therefore gender stereotypes are being referred to all genders.
a term that describes someone who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Instead, a nonbinary person may define their gender identity and experience outside of these binary terms.
The type of gender-based violence that occurs between young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship.
A form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets.
Harassment by means of email, text (or online) messages or the internet.
(Sources: EIGE, APA, youth.gov)
What we offer
Free educational resources & Digital Guides
for young people, teachers and school staff, professionals, families and caregivers, to improve their knowledge on Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) and their understanding of different types of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and teen dating violence; and to improve their capacity to provide gender-specific appropriate support in case of incidents of GBV.
for professionals, experts, activists willing to cooperate, at local and European level, for young people wellbeing;
for raising our voices for creating real changes in out territories and combating inequalities and discrimination.
for strengthening existing psychological support mechanisms at school and offer children a safe space where they can share their problems and worries with trained professionals (psychologists, social workers, pedagogists etc).
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