Last week, a project about gender equality has been implemented in Daruvar, Croatia by Impress with the partnership of Renaissance Institute. Our organisation has provided one facilitator and 3 participants for this training course.
This project was motivated by the increasing need to combat against still existing problem of gender inequality. Although gender equality is a human right, we are still struggling to change the structural foundations of inequality. Gender equality is achieved when all gender enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored.
To achieve gender equality, we need new, productive, strategic partnership that encourage action towards the change, with renewal commitment to bringing positive results. Inspired by this need, the main focus of this project will be discussing gender equality with partner countries and finding effective methods which will implement gender equality in youth work through networking.
In conclusion, this project is based on the idea that the use of non-formal education can be very efficient way to explore the meaning, importance and benefits of gender equality for our society. Providing participants (youth workers and youth organizations) with educational support means that we will have strong and important performers who can bring positive change in solving problem that gender inequality truly is. Moreover, it highlights an opportunity to create more possibilities for partner countries to cooperate in the future.