Training Course: WeMen
Dates: 30 April – 14 May 2018
Venue: Homade, Brivezac, France
Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Poland, Portugal, Turkey
Application deadline: 20th December 2017
With our training course “WeMen” we want to invite activists, educators, youth workers, writers and visual artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity.
Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies and more), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.
Our workshop in Brivezac, France, April 30 – May 14 2018, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity.
We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.
t is well-known fact that teenagers and youngsters often take as role models the images, that are created by the Media. At this sensible age, youngsters often don’t want to think critically and adapt the role models for different genders without questioning them.
We are sure that youth workers or even educated youth are able to change the situation. We want to act and bring positive changes in our societies taking a special focus on media.
We intend to bring everyone messages for gender equity and equality through digital images. We intend to invite youth workers and educators to use these tools in their future work.
WeMen will bring together 24 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists, gender activists and theoricians from different parts of Europe: 8 French, 4 Polish, 4 Bulgarian, 4 Portuguese and 4 Turkish.
The main aim of this Training Course in France is to increase awareness and provide youth workers with proper knowledge about gender issues and perspectives of European and project countries media.
The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favor of gender equality.
As a follow-up we would like to engage the youth workers and educators to bring the new creations and practices in their work, facilitate workshops and continue to conversation.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.
Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:
- travelling from Poland, Bulgaria, Portugal – 275 euro,
- France – 180 euro,
- Turkey – 530 euro
* There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).