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S.H.O.W. (Support and Help for Oppressed Women) Respect!
Start date: Jul 25, 2016, End date: Jul 24, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

S.H.O.W. (support and help for oppressed women) Respect! - A training course aiming to raise awareness regarding violence against women.Background:The training course is inspired by the "Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - Results at a glance", done by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in 2014:"Violence against women, which encompasses crimes that disproportionately impact on women such as sexual assault, rape and ‘domestic violence’, is a violation of women’s fundamental rights with respect to dignity, equality and access to justice. Its impact stretches beyond those women who are themselves victims of violence, since it affects families, friends and society as a whole. They call for a critical look at how society and the state respond to this abuse."Objectives:1. To raise awareness about different forms of oppression and discrimination against women and to reflect upon their direct and indirect causes and effects2. To empower gender equality by setting up safe scenarios where 27 youth workers and social workers from different backgrounds will share good practices and tools3. To provide the participants competences in video-making or performing arts, linked with their professional profiles, in order to increase visibility and reporting on oppression against women in their local realities4. To develop skills among the participants through non-formal methods in order to respond injustice and to encourage solidarity in terms of gender discrimination and violence against women5. To put the bases of an international network of organizations meant to collaborate and generate new thematic initiatives for 2016 "The European Year to End Violence against Women".Methods:The training course is divided in 2 parts:1. Understanding the "Who? - What? - Why?", or else issues and matters in terms of violence against women, through non-formal methods: brainstorming, simulation games, interactive presentations, role games, open discussions, debates, round tables, intercultural exchange.2. Based on the first days, the project will focus on "How?", as the participants will be divided in 3 groups afferent to 3 creative and thematic workshops: Forum-Theater, classic Theater and video-making.There will be a lot of space for informal learning, intercultural learning, reflection and evaluation.Participants: 27 participants of Erasmus+ Partner countries, 2 from each partner (4 from Italy and 5 staff members), gender balanced:@ youth workers, youth leaders or volunteers of associations working mainly on social growth and gender equality matters.@ social workers working directly or indirectly in the third sector with oppressed or discriminated women@ sociology or psychology students specializing in the project's thematic issues@ able to communicate in English and to attend the whole course@ are interested in optimizing the impact the project will have on the personal and social development of their target working groups @ able to multiply the project's outcomes and to support the visibility and the dissemination of the projectThe age limit is 18+, with priority during the selection process for participants under 30 years old.Impact:- 27 youth workers and social workers from 10 countries aware about the oppression and discrimination women face, motivated and trained to recognize, report and take action against injustice and violence- 10 associations richer in knowledge, skills, techniques and methods meant to support, protect and encourage gender equality- youth workers and social workers able to sensitize and increase respect within their target groups/local communities in terms of domestic violence, work discrimination, sexual abuses, etc.Results:- a short video, a theater play and a forum/theatre play in the local community of Fiorenzuola d'Arda- 3 to 10 local initiatives (at least Italy, Spain, Romania) on the 8th March meant to increase the visibility of violence and oppression against women - 10 plays and/or short videos treating thematic issues in the participant countries- an international network of organizations with particular interest on violence against women- 227 Youthpass certificates released

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