“Urban Art for Gender Equality” is a 12 months capacity building project that involves seven organizations from six different countries (Cyprus, Guatemala, Italy, Portugal, Togo and Spain), whose aim is to promote gender equality and women empowerment through urban art, that is used as a socio-educational tool for participation and social transformation.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To improve key competences of participants and urban artists for carrying out actions that contribute to gender equality and fighting against gender violence, in order to social transform their communities;
- To build a space for reflection between youth workers and urban artists on parameters, behaviours and attitudes that we have and that are originated from the patriarchal society and how they influence our daily lives;
- To exchange experiences, good practices and develop new educational tools between organizations and professionals of six countries for working inclusion and gender equality through urban art;
- To promote a higher quality of youth work, with emphasis on young people with fewer opportunities, promoting the internationalization of work in these topics;
- To create an international network of organizations that work with urban art as a tool for social transformation, inclusion, gender equality and comprehensive development, in order to promote cooperation and exchange of good practices between Programme countries and other countries of the world.
a) Transnational coordination meeting in Italy (January 2019): partner organizations specify strategies, working methods and details of future activities.
b) Local Activities I (January 2019-May 2019): analysis of the situation of women in each area, mapping of stakeholders, meeting with artists and institutions, diagnosis of women profiles and learning and training needs, identification of good practices.
c) Mobility of Youth Workers to Málaga/Training Course (May 2019): training of 7 days about art, gender and equality. Main topics: social and pedagogical module, creation of workshops, visibility activities and visits.
d) Local Activities II (June-September 2019): implementation of new knowledge, methodologies and competences. Two local workshops and visibility event.
e) Mobility of Youth Workers/Job shadowing (July-August 2019): observation period in one partner organisation during 13 days.
f) Dissemination of outputs and outcomes of the project, and its multiplication. Final conference (November 2019): in Guatemala for presenting the project and its results. Visibility activities.
The main impact of the project is on:
- Youth workers and urban artists: new acquired and/or improved competences, personal and professional development, etc.;
- Organizations: use of new skills, exchange of good practices, better quality of work, etc.;
- Society: awareness on gender equality, greater interest in urban art, new tools to face the challenges of today’s society, etc.