Gender & Teen Boys Toolkit
The “Gender & Teen Boys Toolkit” project is based on the presumption that most teen boys have limited insight in how gender works. They could improve the quality of their lives and the lives of others by understanding gender better.
To create such understanding, this project develops an interactive online tool-kit for educators/facilitators (trainers, youth workers, gender experts, activists, stakeholders) to be used for the training of boys between 15 and 17 years on gender issues/identity/justice, combating gender-based violence, sexual & reproductive health, building healthy relationships etc from the perspective of gender equity (without necessarily excluding other participants however as explained above).
The digital tool-kit will present, step-by-step, a complete course with all the learning activities, the material and the guidelines necessary for someone to facilitate it. In terms of accreditation, the complete course will consist of 50-55 hours of work (2 ECTS) including preparation, "homework" or any other “out-of-class” activity. The tool-kit will at the same time be applicable as an easy-to-use tool for facilitating short autonomous workshops and individual activities so that educators/facilitators who wouldn't be able to offer the complete 50-55 hours―such as teachers at secondary schools–would nevertheless be able to facilitate one or more activities, while parents could also consult the platform to reflect on the education they give to their sons and find ideas for planning common activities in the form of play.
The project will also develop a mobile application (as a learning tool) based on the course and a Methodology and Adaptation Guide (Interactive eBook) aiming to provide specific guidelines to potential facilitators and multipliers on how to integrate the course and the project's outputs in their normal training activities in different social-cultural settings in the EU framework and to implement accreditation processes relevant to the European context (youthpass, ECVET and ECTS).
The project runs from 2020 until early 2022.
News about the project
The first drafts are expected in late 2020.
The Gender & Teen Boys Toolkit project has 4 partners:
- CENTER FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND HISTORY (KIIF, Cyprus) (lead)
- CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION (CSI, Cyprus)
- GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR LGBT EDUCATION (GALE, international/Netherlands)
- ASSOCIACIO CONEXUS ATENCIO, FORMACIO I INVESTIGACIO PSICOSOCIALS (Catalonia, Spain)
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