AGIT POP


Training course on Gender Equality.
Murcia, Spain.

AGIT-POP was a training course for youth workers and educators. There were 30 participants from 12 countries and expert trainers on gender issues and the development of creativity.

Aim

The main aim was to promote gender equality among young people with the development of elements of popular culture as a way to approach them and also to interpret the stereotypes and social roles, which are the origin of patriarchy and produce injustices.

Methods & Topics

The non-formal working methods involved tools such as performances, working groups, debates, games, social interaction and personal learning plan.

The emphasis was on the use of popular culture. Comics, TV series, mainstream movies and books to were used to analyse the images of the female body, the idea of romantic love and the social roles as defined in works of fiction.

Results

In the short term, the project helped the participants acquire new knowledge and perspectives in addressing gender issues in different countries. They have also learned more about popular culture and how it reflects on the relations of power, patriarchy, romantic love and stereotypes. The participants also gained a greater understanding of the Erasmus + Programme.

Partner organisations and youth trainers now have a guide for activities to promote gender equality.

At the same time, the had the opportunity to strengthen their networks with international partners.

In the long term, the project is expected to help fight injustice generated by the division of gender roles.

Project title: AGIT POP
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility
Training Course
Project identification/ contract number: 2014-1-ES02-KA105-000207
Dates of the activity: 08- 16 September 2014
Place: Murcia, SPAIN
Coordinator: Aranea Murcia Association
Number of participants from Cyprus: 2