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With the project “start to listen” Grenzenlos, Citizens in Action, Kayan Feminist Organization and Hayya Bina will provide young people in their respective countries, the possibility to learn and exchange about Gender Equality. We want to give young people from different countries the possibility to learn about different livelihoods and different as well as common struggles and fights for equality. This is how we want to empower participants to be active citizens and through their actions, they can foster gender equality.

The young people will use podcasts to express their ideas and perspectives about the status quo of gender equality in their societies and they will be able to share them with the others around the globe.

With an inclusive approach we will involve people of all genders and with mixed abilities.

We want to enable young people to be active, to express themselves and discuss gender equality across national borders to create inclusive and resilient societies. In order to achieve this, we will challenge the perceptions of youth on gender roles and we will raise their awareness about gender equality. We will provide them with deeper knowledge about media production and will enable them to exchange interculturally.

The project activities work with a blended learning approach and they include an international training, online meetings, local workshops and meetings as well as the production of podcasts.

To create inclusive and resilient societies, youth must have supportive spaces to discuss gender equality across cultures. Therefore, we want to provide the possibility for young people from 4 countries to exchange and to deepen their knowledge on Human Rights and especially on “Gender Equality”. This will be discussed in the light of cross cutting topics like, inclusion, migration, minority rights, gender roles and mainstreaming, activism, and other relevant topics for young people.

Through the exchange they will be able to have a better understanding of their cultures and gender equality. Gender roles and equality is often discussed in populist or consumerist ways that are deeply or negatively influencing our societies. The workshops will help the youth question prejudices in the media and will help them identify fake news as well as deepen and broaden their knowledge on Gender Equality. At the same time, they will learn how to create reliable content and share them with their online community.

This is our project time line. Click on the meetings to find out more about the different stages of the project.

October 2020 – kick off meeting with all project partners (online)

Getting to know all partners, discussing the current state in each country and adapting the project timeline accordingly.

February 2021 – online course for youth leaders about Gender Equality and Podcasting

3 youth leaders from each country, who exchange their ideas and gain the skills to run the local workshops with support of the organisations

April/May 2021 – local youth meetings (physical and online)

local youth learning about podcasts, media and gender equality in their country.

Clear idea on what to focus on in their podcast and where to get the information. Timeline for each team to have the material and finish by May 2021 latest.

 April – June production of the podcasts

arranging interviews, recording interviews, voice over, find music, plan and cut/merge the audio file.

June 15th – publication of the podcasts

July – discussion of the podcasts

reflection and discussion about the topics and perspectives from other countries

 August – evaluation meeting – hopefully in Vienna

learning reflection and competence analysis of the youth leaders participating in the project

“All through life there were distinctions - toilets for men, toilets for women; clothes for men, clothes for women - then, at the end, the graves are identical.”
― Leila Aboulela, Minaret
Sudanese Writer