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Youth Awareness and Activism Inevitable to Break Gender Barriers 

Cologne, August 23 (LLD/OurVoice): Speakers stressed on the intensive discussion, interaction and engagement of the youth community in the social awareness to break gender barriers.

Experts opined this in the 9-day training course titled ‘Breaking Gender Barriers through Youth Work II‘ held in Cologne from the 15th to 23rd August. Germany based youth organisation Life Learning Development e.V. (LLD) organised the training course in cooperation with partner organisations Armenian Progressive Youth (APY).

Freelance Erasmus+ Trainer Cristina Arenare from Italy and Aleksandra Najcheska, Trainer and President of Ampersand Skopje from North Macedonia conducted the technical sessions. 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 25 representatives from youth organisations and development professional institutions from  Cyprus, Bulgaria, Armenia, Estonia and Germany actively took part in the training course.

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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