"No Judgement Zone"
01/02/2024 - 31/01/2026
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This is an Erasmus+ Small Scale Partnership project.
The project aims to deliver the following tangible results in the 24 months of the cooperation:
“No Judgement Zone Guide”: a guide for educators, youth workers and volunteers involved in youth education;
Toolkit containing the presentation of the methodologies used and a list of workshops related to the themes that will be implemented in the local activities;
Web Platform & educational series on sexual orientation and gender identity education that will be developed by the participants during the local activities.
The project idea was born considering the fact that biased, outdated and incorrect information on what constitutes sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as stereotypical portrayals of LQBTQIA+ persons in the media and in textbooks have been contributed in years to the shaping of negative attitudes towards the community.
Based on the 2019 ILGA Europe Annual Review on “The Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People”, inflammatory and aggressive discourses against LGBTQIA+ persons, occasionally amounted to hatred, and homophobic and transphobic attitude have been identified in all 27 member states of the EU with the consequence that young people, and sexual and gender minorities in particular, are facing many mental health challenges, such as victimization, bullying and rejection, both at school and at home. The result is any LGBTQIA+ persons conceal their sexual orientation and gender identity in everyday life out of fear of negative reactions at school or inside the family, in particular following the feeling of being “wrong”, “different” and “misunderstood”.
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