United Societies of Balkans is the partner in the project “Gender out of the box”, funded by the Western Balkan Window. In this KA2 project we cooperate with partners from Albania, Spain, Serbia, Italy, FYROM, Romania, Bulgaria and Kosovo. The project aims to work “differently” on gender issues by starting to focus on educating young men and boys. Additionally, the project aims to raise the capacities of youth organisations in order to work with young men and boys in the field of gender equality and equity. With this innovative approach the project doesn’t stigmatize men as the cause of gender inequality but rather seeks to empower young men and boys to be active for gender equality.
The Kick-off meeting of “Gender out of the box” took place in Sofia from the 26th till the 28th of January. The partners created an action plan, discussed the further activities and created a first draft for the project logo. The next meeting will be in Durres, Albania from 19. – 26. of march. In Durres around 27 youth workers will create an educational toolkit, which provides youth workers with a set of recommendations about how to work with young men and boys in the topic of gender equality.
To το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε από την Jenny Theil στα πλαίσια του μακροχρόνιου προγράμματος Gender out of the box. Το έργο χρηματοδοτείται από το Ευρωπαικό πρόγραμμα Erasmus+.