Within the “Engaged in Equality – Challenging masculinities and engaging adolescent boys to end gender-based violence” project whose main aim is the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), experts in participating countries have collected relevant teaching methods, compiled them in digital form and have just released the collection as a toolkit.
The toolkit has been specifically designed for teachers and educational staff working with adolescents and includes methodologies and exercises appropriate for youth between the ages of 12-18, with a focus on the topics of gender-based violence, gender stereotypes, gender roles, relationships and communication, at the level of primary prevention. Several methods also refer to music and popular culture as a vehicle for enhancing critical thinking and reflections among adolescents. The exercises are presented with detailed instructions and are divided in three sections (warm up -, beginner- and in-depth methods) for easy and efficient use.
The project is coordinated by Fundació Surt (Catalonia, Spain). Project partners are the Peace Institute (PI, Slovenia), the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS, Cyprus), the Istituto Degli Innocenti di Firenze (IDI, Italy) and the Institute for Masculinity Research and Gender Studies ( VMG, Austria) and is co-funded by the European Commission, CERV-2021-DAPHNE, and on a national level by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
Find the Teachers’ Toolkit in Greek here