"LET´S SAY STOP!" to gender discrimination in Education


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Our project “Let´s say STOP! to gender discrimination in Education” is part of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.  Six schools are members of our Strategic Partnership:



The Erasmus+ Programme is an initiative of the European Commission whose main objective is to promote new opportunities for studying, training, work experience and volunteering among different institutions, educational and non-educational, at European level. Among other things, the improvement of project-based Education, knowledge of foreign languages ​​, social skills, and the discovery and interaction between educational communities in different countries are promoted, even beyond the borders of the European Union.





GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION

Gender inequality in Ed
ucation, is a subject that everyone is talking about nowadays. Today the access to education
for many girls and women is restricted, hindered or even persecuted in many countries. Whether for reasons of sex, politics, religion or tradition, many girls, teenagers and adult women find difficulties that prevent them from developing an active role in society, developing their academic and professional lives, and exercising their right to equal opportunities. In many cases, these people are prosecuted, punished and even killed for trying to access their right to education.

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Equity in education plays a key role in shaping educational systems and developing societies. Girls’ education is also essential for the achievement of quality learning relevant to the 21st century, including girls’ transition to secondary schools and beyond and their  performances. Gender-based discrimination in education is both a cause and a consequence of deep-rooted disparities in society such as poverty, geographical isolation, ethnic background, disability, traditional attitudes. Worldwide, discriminatory educational laws, policies, contents and practices still prevent millions of girls form enrolling, completing and benefiting from education. Girls’ education is both quite an important right and a critical level to reach other development objectives. 




OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. To bring people together in mobilities and  give  them a chance to recognize other cultures and other countries; to compare their educational systems in order to see the advantages and the disadvantages;
  2. To broaden students horizon and change their perspective by meeting new people and new cultures, by developing tolerance and empathy; 
  3. To help students interact with their environment and develop their creativity through drama, photography and videos;
  4. To encourage students  to write their own plays presenting traditions, customs before the mobilities and perform the plays  during the mobilities;
  5. To  give students a chance to express themselves in a correct way, to correct misunderstandings and break down prejudices;
  6. To help students  learn to collaborate and cooperate, to listen to and accept the points of view and contributions of others;
  7. To develop the capacity of education policy-makers, planners, teachers and other educational personnel regarding gender-sensitive approaches, to break down prejudices created by people  by recognizing each other with the help of  drama, dance, photography and videos; to catch students' attention towards the other people in the World;
  8. To create an opportunity to use foreign languages and minimize the difficulties of speaking foreign languages in public.

PARTNERS

Project partners from Romania, Italy , Spain, Czech  and Turkey have been involved in similar projects (Comenius, eTwinning)  and they all bring their contribution to implementing it.  

Mehmetçik Anatolian High School and Şarkışla Science School from Turkey have a similar life styles, rich cultural backgrounds ,dynamic young population and they are struggling with the crucial problem of gender discrimination. In order to find a solution for this problem, the schools have involved in Social Responsibility Projects, have launched partnerships with national and  local Associations and Foundations. 

Visit the Mehmetçik Anatolian High School and Şarkışla Science School project websites.


Scoala Gimnaziala Valisoara, a Secondary School from Hunedoara County, Romania shared the same problem. The schools have collaborated before and they decided to join forces again in order to fight this common menace.
Visit the Scoala Gimnaziala Valisoara project website.

At İpsia Archimede Secondary School in Italy, there are lots of migrant students from  Morocco, Albania, Romania etc. That means many students are deprived from education, start working at a very early age and they are exposed to gender discrimination.
Visit the İpsia Archimede Secondary school project website.

Secondary School of business, gastronomy and design PRAKTIK Ltd. from the Czech Republic  is an art school and would like to provide and promote equality of chances to all students.

San Juan Bosco Vocational High School from Spain  has also given students courses on “Education for Citizenship and Human Rights” or “Ethical and Civic Education”. Besides, the School wants to encourage equality in Education as a part of its working style. This School has got lots of different students, from different countries, cultures and religions who attend lessons and grow up in their school since they were children, who might be exposed to gender discrimination in Education.
Visit the San Juan Bosco Vocational High School project website.

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