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Youth Exchange ‘Woman, Man or HUMAN’
October 1, 2018 - October 8, 2018
Place and date: 1-8 October 2018 to Nysted, Denmark.
Participants: 48 young people. (7 Youth + 1 group leader from each country)
Countries: Partner countries will be from Denmark, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Romania, Croatia and Poland
Youth exchange ‘Woman, Man or Human’ will take place from 01 to 08 October 2018 in Nysted, Denmark. The youth exchange will be hosted by Danish Intercultural Organization and will bring together 48 participants from 6 countries.
Main motivation of youth exchange ‘Woman, Man or HUMAN’ is to raise understanding of the participants on gender and gender related issues and to make the participants more gender sensitive. During the youth exchange the participants will take part in interactive lectures, discussions, debates, simulations or theater based activities and they will work on creating series of short movies on gender issues with aim to raise awareness among young people on gender and gender equality.
Objectives of youth exchange ‘Woman, Man or HUMAN’:
-to raise knowledge of the participants on gender and gender related issues (gender mainstreaming, gender equality);
-to provide the participants an opportunity to compare the realities in their countries and to identify steps leading to gender equal society;
-to empower the participants to address gender inequality;
-to increase community awareness on gender issues through awareness campaign created by the participants during the youth exchange;
-to increase knowledge of the participants on Erasmus + Programme and to encourage the participants to take part in youth mobility.
By reaching above mentioned objectives we believe that youth exchange ‘Woman, Man or HUMAN’ will contribute to creating gender equal societies, raising awareness among communities on gender based issues and moreover will lead to gender empowerment of young people in participating countries.
Youth exchange ‘Woman, Man or HUMAN’ will be based on different non-formal learning methods and techniques: getting to know techniques and methods to create open and supportive environment and break the barriers between the participants; discussion on the importance of gender equality, presentations of gender realities in participant’s countries, comparing the realities and identifying the roots of gender inequality, simulation with aim to gain better understanding of the consequences of gender inequality and the role of young people in the process of addressing it, work in mix-intercultural teams on the videos reflecting the gender issues across partners’ countries.
Key impact of the youth exchange will be on individual level of the participants who will become more gender sensitive and ready to address gender based discrimination.