SIGMA: Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming in Youth Work – Armenia


Programme: Erasmus+, Key Action 1: training course for youth workers

Venueí: Yerevan, Armenia

Dates: 1—9 December 2021 

National team size: 3

Please read the info-pack.  

Participating countries: The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece and Romania) and non-EU Neighboring countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

Hosting organisations: Jongeren voor Uitwisseling en Begrip (Nizozemí) & Armenian Progressive Youth NGO

Project description:

The Training Course aims at building capacities of youth workers and youth educators in addressing gender issues and mainstreaming gender into the policies and activities of partner organizations. Additionally, the project aims at incorporating gender-sensitive approaches to their work with young people and the youth work provided by their organizations.

The Training Course seeks to build and improve the knowledge and understanding of participants on different concepts related to gender, examine customs, roles and gender attitudes in different countries and societies as well as focus on feminist movements and ideologies, and equality feminism (difference feminism).

Moreover, Training Course will help the participants to understand the need for comprehension of gender equality in all the domains, including economic and political equality, equal access to rights and freedom from oppressive gender stereotyping.

The Objectives of the Training Course are the following:

  • A. To raise awareness of 32 youth workers and youth educators on gender mainstreaming;
  • B. To provide 32 youth workers and youth educators with knowledge on gender equality, equality feminism, feminist movements and ideologies;
  • C. To equip participants with knowledge, techniques and tools, which can improve gender sensitivity of their work with young people and inclusiveness of their organizations;
  • D. To raise the awareness of youth workers and youth educators on the importance of true comprehension of gender equality and promotion of equality among young people;
  • E. To improve international cooperation between youth workers from the partner organizations and facilitate networking;
  • F. To promote development of new partnerships and projects on gender mainstreaming within Erasmus+ Programme.

Participants’ profile:

  • Youth workers aged 18-30
  • Fluent in English
  • Resident in one of the participating countries
  • Available for the whole duration of the training course

IMPORTANT! This training course is only for YOUTH WORKERS!

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