Fastrak is proud to be participating in this project which aims to help unaccompanied migrant minors to adapt to European cultural values with regard to gender. Up-to-date news on the project can be obtained on the project’s at its website.
UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT MINORS AND GENDER EQUALITY
The promotion of gender equality is a priority for the EU, contributing to the European Strategic Objectives 2020 for growth and employment.
At the same time, Europe is facing a huge migrant crisis. A study published by the Council of Europe and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in March 2014, highlighted the very urgent and concerning situation of unaccompanied migrant minors, who are particularly vulnerable and helpless: ‘Unaccompanied children in transition to adulthood have their own needs as a specific age category, and should be given proper support in order to facilitate that phase and achieve greater autonomy and integration in the host society.’
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
Concerned by the migrant crisis, the six partners (Bulgaria, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey and the UK) have conceived the My Gender Rights project. The aim of the project is to provide those centres and organisations that care for unaccompanied migrant minors with educational and training tools on gender equality.
These will help the centres to familiarise migrant minors with the attitudes and expectations around gender that they are likely to encounter in Europe, to help them to overcome any negative experiences they have suffered in relation to gender, and to aid their better inclusion in European society in their professional careers.
- A digital learning module on gender equality issues for organisations and centres caring for unaccompanied migrant minors.
- An educational animation on gender equality for migrant minors.
- A video of testimonials from former unaccompanied migrant minors.
- A highly-interactive workshop on gender equality.
- A guide to gender equality for new arrivals.
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SCAS Student Computer Art Society Bulgaria
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