The first meeting was held on 11.03.2017 under the project CONVEY- Counteracting sexual violence and harassment: Engaging Youth in schools in digital education on gender stereotyping.

A total number of 12 young people aged 16-18 years participated. The youths are part of the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross – Plovdiv. The first meeting marked the beginning of an online simulation game development, aiming at educating and raising awareness on gender stereotyping and sexualisation of women and men. The online simulation game will be used as a tool to educate and contribute to change behaviour and attitudes of young people in relation to violence, harassment and gender stereotyping.

The young volunteers will take part in 6 meetings on the creation of the video game and contribute with their perspective on gender stereotypes, sexual violence and harassment, to the development of the online simulation game. Firstly, peer consultants will provide inputs and feedback to the development of the online simulation game. Then, peer consultants will participate in the testing of the tool.

The interactive game will allow young people to build themselves a story, through the choice of interchangeable characters and paths of history. Whatever the combination chosen by young people, the story will always contain some fixed elements, aiming at transferring to young people some of the cognitive elements of the project and to raise awareness about the potential risks associated to gender stereotyping and sexualisation of females and males.

 

This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union and it’s being implemented by organisations in 6 EU countries: CESIE (IT), The Smile of the Child (GR), Hope for Children (CY), Sexual Violence Centre Cork (IE), Gender Alternatives (BG), Westminster City Council (UK).

 

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