Intellectual Output #1
Exploring “Gender”, “Power” and "Empowerment"
This IO is the theoretical background of the whole project in which we explored how young people live, interpret, approach gender in order to understand how they see the connection of gender and power issues. More specifically, this IO helped us to identify areas where youngsters may “need” empowerment which will open in the following IOs. How to understand and what is empowerment in the professional world for youngsters? How power and gender are related in the professional world? How gender interfere in social interactions? Where do young people feel they face discrimination because of their gender?
- identify and explore with young people key concepts and key elements in the debate about gender today;
- work with power issues and identify young people capabilities and power games to speak out on gender issues;
- elaborate (art-based) tools to trigger debate in a coherent, safe and constructive way for trainers, youth workers and young people
- devise entertaining forms of learning concepts and definitions.
Primary target group: youngsters (between 18 and 30) stemming from very different backgrounds, from privileged and underprivileged environment, from gender minorities and of heterosexual identity.
Secondary target group: youth workers, facilitators, trainers working with the primary target group.