The GEM project is geared towards providing educators with a bottom-up approach to tackle gender-based violence in their schools.
Educators play a vital role in recognising gender quality issues in their classrooms and surrounding communities. They are pivotal in raising awareness, challenging attitudes and promoting behavioural changes in relation to gender-based violence against the (LGBTI) community with their students.
The GEM partners work closely with teachers and school leaders to create a community in which Gender Equality Matters. In particular we lend our educators support by organising recruitment events, newsletters, free classroom and school resources, school self-evaluation instruments, training modules, a free massive online open course and manuals for teachers and teacher trainers.
The concrete benefits for participating educators are:
- Recognition of Gender Equality issues;
- Awareness-raising about gender and sexuality-based violence and its prevention in classrooms and their school communities;
- Key prevention and intervention skills, empowering them to act;
- National recruitment events, workshops;
- Training modules and train the trainer events;
The final goals of educators’ participation are enhancement of school cultures are to become a greater force for upholding children’s rights by creating concrete gender equality improvement plans, empowerment of all target groups to become a force for equality and rights of all people in their schools and wider communities.
We invite all educators that are interested in participating in the GEM project to help us build a European GEM community by contacting the national co-ordinators (see contact details of the member consortiums and partners).