Training on ‘Breaking Gender Barriers‘ Held in Bonn

Bonn, July 27 (OurVoice): In order to empower the young women and men from the European countries on gender related conflicts, discrimination and violation, a 9-day training course titled ‘Breaking Gender Barriers through Youth Work‘ was held in Bonn from the 19th to 27th July.

Duisburg based youth organisation Life Learning Development e.V. (LLD) organised the training course in cooperation with partner organisations Armenian Progressive Youth (APY), Sdruzenie Aktivno Balgarsko Obshtestvo, Neolea Gia Antalagi Kai katanoisi and Mittetuludusuhi Noored Uhiskonna Heaks. Freelance Erasmus+ Trainer Cristina Arenare from Italy and Aleksandra Najcheska Trainer and President of Ampersand Skopje from North Macedonia conducted the technical sessions. Dr. Ibrahim Muritala, President of LLD e.V., Segun Ajibola, Chief Executive Officer, Natasha Shrestha, Project Manager and Project Consultant Dr. Hossain Abdul Hai, among others, were present in the sessions.

A total of 22 representatives from youth organisations and development professional institutions from  Cyprus, Bulgaria, Armenia, Estonia and Germany.

It is mentionable that Breaking Gender Barriers Through Youth Work is a long term project that is initiated by a consortium of youth organisations and is led by Life Learning Development e.V. The project aims at raising awareness of Youth Workers/leaders in recognising various gender perspectives across the EU, assisting Youth in developing skills to initiate self motivated projects at local/international level under the Erasmus+ program and tackling various gender biase.

It also aimed at devising solutions that could be applied in daily lives and across organisations in order to reduce and eventually eradicate gender bias and initiating the participants with the skills of tackling gender issues, analysing cultural traditions and understanding the role of people belonging to various genders and their perspectives across EU societies. During the training course, the participants were engaged in a series of activities including discussions, group works, presentations and field visits. 

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