Follow the Gender ABC Project on Facebook (@GenderABC) and on Instagram (@genderabc)! Gender ABC is an EU funded project managed by the End FGM European Network in partnership with four other organisations: Terre Des Femmes (Germany), AIDOS (Italy), Medicos del Mundo (Spain) and APF (Portugal).
The project sets out to change children’s attitudes towards gender stereotypes & norms reinforcing gender-based violence and raising awareness of schools, families and communities to develop a supportive and safe environment for children to learn.
The Educational Modules
The Gender ABC project team developed 18 educational modules and 3 supporting documents: these modules are tools for educators, teachers and any other professional working with children and teenagers that wish to raise awareness about gender equality and gender-based violence. Discover the educational modules here.
In Portugal, the national pandemic containment programme decreed the closure of schools on the 16th March, consequently Gender ABC school training was suspended.More
In Portugal, the topic of FGM is still considered taboo (or non-priority) in many contexts, including the school curriculum. Putting FGM on the governmental and non-governmental agenda is essential to end the practice.More
Every person has the right to self-determination. Consequently, any practice in which the outer genitalia are partly or completely removed, as well as any medically unnecessary genital operation, should be strictly opposed. The education programme and EU-project Gender ABC aims to ensure this self-determination, in two different ways.More
Since schools were closed and social contacts reduced to a minimum, project coordinators are discussing how activities could look like if the situation continues being the same. Are there any activities that can be carried out online or virtually and that are still able to reach the goals of the project?More
“It takes a village to raise a child”, says an African proverb. Even in our western societies, where families are small and parents often raise children pretty much by themselves, the meaning of the proverb is quite clear: an entire community of people should interact with children for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.More
On the last project day, participants present their role plays, art works, poems as well as other creative outputs to another class and parents in order to rise the outreach and increase awareness on gender-based violence.More
“How come you always use both the masculine and the feminine while speaking to us?”, asks one of the Italian students participating in the Gender ABC project during the first session of the educational programme.More
The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting all areas of our lives, and the Gender ABC project is no exception.More
Theatre forum is a unique tool to foster collaboration and exchange between children with their parents, communities and peersMore
18 educational modules as tools for educators, teachers and any other professional working with children and teenagers that wish to raise awareness about gender equality and gender-based violence. All modules are available in English, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish and BasqueMore