Teachers and school

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Please insert the link to your organisation website link about the project.

Follow our hashtag #LAB4GE to stay up to date with the project on social.

More information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

World Teachers Day


Every year on October 5th, we celebrate the World Teachers’ Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate the profession and to promote international standards for the teaching profession in Italy.

The theme for this month at the #LAB4GE project is: Teachers for gender equality.

“Despite the teaching profession being made up largely of women, inequality remains an issue” as UNESCO informed. 

Even if measures to ensure equality are enshrined into the policies and constitutions of many states, for millions of female teachers, the goals remain unfulfilled. The teaching profession, both men and women, must unite and urge governments to implement their commitments.

Equal Pay Day – 18th September 

Equal Pay Day was originated in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.

At the #LAB4GE project, we acknowledge the positive impact that the Equal Pay movement had on women’s rights, but also that more needs to be done to achieve true equality in name your country

Research proves that regular audits close the pay gaps faster. Main factors contributing to the gender pay gap are: discrimination and bias in hiring and pay decisions; women and men working in different industries and different jobs, with female-dominated industries attracting lower wages; women’s disproportionate share of unpaid caring and domestic work; lack of workforce flexibility to accommodate caring and other responsibilities, especially in senior roles, women’s greater time out of the workforce impacting career progression and opportunities.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

Follow our hashtag #LAB4GE to stay up to date with the project on social.

26th August – Woman Equality Day

Equality


On Women’s Equality Day, we acknowledge the positive impact that the women’s suffrage movement had on women’s rights, but also that more needs to be done to achieve true equality in Italy.

Through the project LAB4GE, we are trying to effectively contribute to gender equality and the women’s empowerment agenda in Europe. In 4 days we have planned our first Participatory Visit to further understand the causes, natures and effects of gender inequality on both women and social marginalizes in their communities.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by #Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

Follow our hashtag #LAB4GE to stay up to date with the project.

World Youth Skills Day – 15th July


Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

World Youth Skills Day 2021 will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

World Youth Skills Day 2021 will pay tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth through the crisis. Participants will take stock of how TVET systems have adapted to the pandemic and recession, think of how those systems can participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19-world.


Through the project LAB4GE, we are working with partners across Europe to share best practices and methodologies to promote gender equity and equip young people to confront gender inequality and act as multipliers on raising awareness of the society as a whole in relation to gender-related abuse of power.

Today, on World Youth Skills Day, we appreciate the importance of these skills and knowledge sharing.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here.

Find us on social networks: #LAB4GE


INVISIBLE RACISM

Make it visible!



Invisible Racism. Make it Visible! is an online course, supported by Erasmus+ Program that aims at improving the skills and competences of youth workers, educators, teachers, activists, and anyone interested, on how to run educational activities with young people raising awareness and preventing any form of racism.

The course is a result of the European project called STAR: Stand Together Against Racism, where 4 NGOs from Bulgaria, Italy, Poland and Spain got together to share, test, upscale and disseminate their best practices to act against (invisible) racism and  other types of violence.


The main purposes of this online course rely on understanding the meaning of racism including the modern forms of racism like invisible racism or micro racism. I have been able to interact online and discuss with attendees from all around the world the possible actions in anti-racism, therefore this Training Course made me discover new educational tools, non- formal education  and platforms in order to work online about this relevant topic whose spread is essential to raise the awareness even during harsh times when the interactions seem being hard to attain. It is important to mention that this online course is divided into two sections: on Zoom and on the MOOC platforms.

Many activities were carried out during two months in Spring 2021. Several activities were consecrated to open discussions and debates about the topic of micro-racism, invisible racism but mostly about the educational tools that a trainer, tackling these topics, should manage.

An example of debate focused on the privileges when being white or how we deal with a situation when someone feels not comfortable speaking about specific topics like racism, especially if he/she experienced it. The positive side of these activities relies on the openness of the trainers who mediated the debates by staying neutral, understanding thus the feelings of each attendee.

I was enticed by several activities we have carried out, for instance when as group we created our banner for banning racism, with my group (in the breakout room) we decided that racism can have the same effect of a cigarette.

It can cause death, not only physical but also mental, together we chose to use the same slogan we can see on each packet of cigarette: Racism Kills. This activity was essential to know better each other since it happened during the first session of the course, at the same time we had the possibility to speak out about our experiences, thoughts and we came out with the idea that racism can be detrimental to our health.

As well I was keen on taking part on this course on MOOC since the theory and the practice were related, for instance there was a case study about racism and discrimination, several situations of invisible racism were mentioned, my task was to reply whether I judge certain situations as form of racism or not. It was interesting since I put myself in someone’s shoes as other activities in order thereby experiencing the same feelings.

I must say that through this online course I widened my horizons since dealing with such a topic in an international context represents a challenge, especially if the topic is so delicate and trigger of intricacies and awkwardness.

Unfortunately racism seems to be everywhere, the main purpose of this course was to enhance the skills of the trainers and youth workers when working on taking action against racism. My ambition is to make treasure of what I learnt through the debates and the activities in order to build up a project where social inclusion will be the key, more we are diverse more we enrich ourselves.

Different people can be victims of racism and discriminate others in turn as a reaction after having suffered. The project I have in mind, concerns a work which focuses on the emotions, a theme we tackled throughout the online course.


Invisible Racism. Make it visible!

Through this online course I widened my horizons since dealing with such a topic in an international context represents a challenge.”

by Paola CANDITA
Associazione SUD – Italy


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