The GEAR against IPV approach is a proposal for systematic intervention in the school (or other) setting, where girls and boys are invited, through a series of experiential activities, to assess but also challenge their culturally “inherited” gender stereotypes. The approach addresses students of secondary education, adolescents but also young people belonging to high-risk groups for victimization or violent actors, secondary school teachers and other professionals working in the school setting and other decision-making centres, such as departments of the Ministry of Education. It has been developed a complete educational package, ready-to-be-used and it contains all of the necessary information of the organisation, methodology and step-by-step description of the suggested process about how to organise, implement and evaluate trainings and sensitization workshops for teenagers. The aim is to promote the development of healthy and equal relationships between the sexes & the development of zero tolerance towards violence.
This practice has been selected in the framework of the CSO WINS project (Capacity-building in the Southern Mediterranean to Open policy dialogue and monitoring for Women IN Society), with the support of the European Union’s Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.