We believe that one important factor for the slow progress in achieving equality and equity between women and men is the failure to adequately raise awareness of and involve men at all levels. Gender equality cannot be achieved by women alone or by focusing exclusively on women. Gender equality concerns both women and men and change in this area requires the involvement of men as well as women. Ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, must be a headline for everyone, but need to also be addressed with the close involvement of men. Gender in a BOX is a transnational project, involving 9 partner countries, with a set of well composed skills and experience among the consortium which proposes to work "differently" on gender issues, starting from educating young boys and men, in order to achieve gender equality and equity. The project is composed of 5 main actions in capacity building in local level and mobility activities. The main aim of the project is raise the capacities of youth organisations on promoting gender equality through working with young boys and men, while targeting them as the main actors not only as the cause of the problem. As well it seeks to equip participants with concrete tools and methods they can use in local level to include more boys and men in gender equality through youth work.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Train youth workers/leaders and young people with approaches to working with young boys and men in gender based work while providing them with concrete tools and methods 2. Support and improve skills of youth workers by giving them practical and professional skills in addressing gender based issues from different angles 3. De-construct some of the challenges young men face in adolescence while using a gender lens by focusing on masculinity (ies), address in the youth work sphere4. Promote empowerment and life skills necessary for young men to develop healthy relationships based on gender equality, to understand their physical, sexual and emotional development and to address all forms of violence in their everyday life. 5. Create a team of young Trainers that are skilled in the topic of gender equality trough inclusion of more boys and men, who can act as multipliers6. Foster the participation of youth workers in taking an active role in promoting gender equality and equity in their daily work and all aspects of life.7. Promote the Erasmus + YiA Programme as a strong tool for promoting gender issues, especially to start a practice of working ore with young boys and men.
The projects methodology is based on NFE, learning by doing approach and learner centered approach. Each activity is carefully planned and will qualitatively be implemented from a strong cooperation of all partners, with the support of experience professionals, trainers, facilitators and managers team in the field of education, gender issues and inclusion.