Date(s) - 22/06/2018 - 28/06/2018
Vladichin Han, Serbia
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Summary what was seminar about:
Of the many influences on how we view men and women, media are the most pervasive and one of the most powerful. Throughout our daily lives, media insinuate their messages into our consciousness at every moment. All forms of media communicate images of the sexes, many of which perpetuate unrealistic, stereotypical, and limiting perceptions. As youth workers and peer educators, we should worry about this phenomena and take a step forward in addressing it, especially because we work with young people and we should give them the correct information, allow them to foster their critical thinking while taking a stand or creating an opinion, hopefully without being manipulated by the media.
We believe that media can be an important factor in the promotion of gender equality, both within the working environment and in the representation of women and men (in terms of fair gender portrayal and the use of neutral and non-gender specific language on images). We strongly believe that we as youth workers and community leaders should educate our youngsters how to proactively react to these happening, how to report the hate speech therein and how to not use a sexist language.
First, women are underrepresented, which falsely implies that men are the cultural standard and women are unimportant or invisible. Second, men and women are portrayed in stereotypical ways that reflect and sustain socially endorsed views of gender. Third, depictions of relationships between men and women emphasize traditional roles and normalize violence against women.
Through our project we wanted to tackle all three aspects with the aim of creating a baseline how youth work can advocate and support the better portrayal of gender in the media. As well as the project seek to engage more young people and youth workers to bring up gender issues through social media channels and commit to fairly and ethically address the issues through their PR strategies in their associations. The main aim of the project is to deeper explore the gender portrayal in order to address the most problematic issues while training youth workers, youth leaders and young people to act as advocates and reporters. The project seek to raise awareness of the public on the importance of gender roles as seen and portrayed in the mass media and the influence it has in daily lives f each of us. Train youth workers, staff and activists of partner organisations on how to ethically report gender issues in media through promotion of gender equality as a fundamental human right
Participants were from Kosovo , Albania , Serbia , Montenegro , Estonia , Macedonia , Hungary and Slovakia .
You can check also one of the results of the project here: Handbook
Participation in the project
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