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WE CAN EQUALLY – Children and youth for eliminating gender stereotypes

Raising awareness of gender equality, gender stereotypes and gender discrimination among pupils and their teachers

 

You can’t play football because you’re a girl! How can you help your mom do the dishes, it’s a woman’s job?” – These are just some of the everyday gender stereotypes children are growing up with. Gender equality and ensuring equal opportunities regardless of gender is a necessity of a democratic society!

 

The importance of gender equality has been addressed in various discussions, initiatives and practices, but gender stereotypes and unconscious sexual bias seem to be deeply rooted in society, passed on to next generations and affecting the development of boys and girls.

Therefore, the goal of the project #We CAN EQUALLY – Children and youth to eliminate stereotypes about men and women is to increase awareness, inform and educate about gender equality, gender stereotypes and gender discrimination among primary and secondary school students and their teachers.

Project activities: 

  • Research on gender stereotypes among children and youth
  • Education for primary and secondary school students
  • Train the trainer education for primary and secondary school teachers
  • Creative competition on the topic of gender (in)equality

The competition was conducted in primary and secondary schools. The aim was to encourage students and their teachers to think critically about gender equality in the whole community because education is seen as an essential factor that can ensure the effective suppression of gender stereotypes and ensure a more equal future. You can see the gallery of student works here.

  • Project conference and exhibition of student works

The project is co-financed by the Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia within the Swiss-Croatian Cooperation Program. The project partners are the Croatian Association of Counties, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb, the Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević Elementary School in Zagreb and the Stjepan Sulimanac Elementary School in Pitomača.)

#WECANEQUALLT supports the education system in implementing gender mainstreaming policies to ensure a fairer future for the boys and girls of the generations to come.

PROJECT COORDINATOR
 Institute for Research and Education Working Mother
PARTNERS
Croatian Association of Counties
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Primary school Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević in Zagreb
Secondary school Stjepan Sulimanac in Pitomača
The project is co-financed by the Office for Non-Governmental Organisations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia as part of the Swiss-Croatian Cooperation Program and the City of Zagreb.
Government of the Republic of Croatia
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