The name of Shanarani has its origin from the indigenous people Purepecha. It means “walker” to indicate the union of the “feminine” and the “masculine”. Shanarani aims to build attractive methods of film/acting and music to raise awareness of the importance of gender equal opportunities for all and reducing gender related stereotyping.

About the project

Through exchange of good practices and a sharing of lessons learned in transnational cooperation, Shanarani will develop the following objectives:

  • to support youth workers adapting and promoting good practices in their work on gender issues and avoidance of stereotyping.
  • to enhance the participation of young people in developing innovative and motivational methodologies to overcome stereotypes on gender issues.
  • to involve young people and support youth workers through online tools such as digital handbooks and an online platform developed during the project.
  • to spread the project’s results at local, national and international level within relevant communities, stakeholders and decision makers and to raise awareness about gender issues and the avoidance of stereotyping.

www.asoccaminos.org

Caminos is a Spanish non-profit association located in Andalucia, which is dedicated to the field of education. Through its interventions it aims at improving individual opportunities of exchange, development and social inclusion.

www.cesie.org

CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It is a non-profit, apolitical, and secular non governmental organisation with member organizations in more than eight European countries.

www.swi-bg.org

South - West Initiative Association is established to aim at participating and assisting to the progress, integration and co-operation of Blagoevgrad and the region with a national , European and world structures and communities.

www.lpf.lt

Social Innovation Fund is non-governmental organisation, established in 1994 to assist people with fewer opportunities and disadvantaged backgrounds to make positive changes in their life through the provision of educational opportunities, social support, information and advice.

www.exchangehouse.ie

Exchange House Ireland is the largest front-line service provider for the Traveller community in Ireland. They work with individuals and families from the Dublin areas and across Ireland. Their four core services are Education and Training, Youth Work, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and Family Support and Crisis Intervention.

www.cardet.org

CARDET is one of the premier social just ice oriented organizations in Cyprus with extensive experience developing and implementing programs focusing on refugees support and integration.

Resources

Shanarani project aims to implement several online tools to raise the general awareness on the importance of gender equal opportunities for all and reducing gender related stereotyping.

Below you will find 3 handbooks which will be available at the end of the project.

Handbook for trainers

Research on the gender status quo in six different European countries.
A comparative research of basic information about the status quo of the gender equality and stereotyping in Europe, collecting by the partnership in order to show up different “pictures” of their countries in the fields of education, employment, economic status and media industry.

Handbook for
youth workers

New methodologies for youth worker on film, acting and theatre
The meaning of film, theatre and acting in a useful handbook for youth workers. It will explore the methods of acting to create/experience more individuality and new role models in our society. All methodologies will be tested during the Train the Trainer workshop that will took place in Palermo on June 2018.

Handbook for
youth workers

A new way to work with young people through music
Music as a way to show up the reproduction of stereotypes in those media and in the society. The handbook will explore the media industry and will provide practical and innovative information to discover the own individuality and new role models in the society.

The Game

Welcome in Shanarani gamification platform!

It’s a user-friendly platform where you will interact in several ways to discover your gender stereotypes’ background. You can use it with your personal computer or with your device, choose when and where you want to start to join our community!

Launch the game

News

In the following section you can find news and updates regarding Shanarani project’s activities and gender stereotypes news.

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Kick-off meeting of Shanarani project

The gender equality and the decrease of related stereotypes involve a large audience in Europe in terms of urgent issues. The representation of the femininity and masculinity are social constructions which impose on us since the moment are born. Indeed, young people and youth workers have often lack of the resources to involve and sensitize their fellows in the topic in order to prevent inequality, violence and a series of devastating consequences for women and men around the world.

Shanarani project aims to create attractive new methodologies for young people in order to involve them and to raise awareness on the importance of reducing gender related stereotyping and gender equal opportunities for all. By providing exchange of good practices and a sharing of lessons learned in transnational cooperation, Shanarani will develop the following objectives:

  • To support youth workers adapting and promoting good practices in their work on gender issues and avoidance of stereotyping.
  • To enhance the participation of youngster developing innovative and motivational methodologies to overcome stereotypes on gender issues.
  • To involve young people and support youth workers through online tools such as digital handbooks and an online platform developed during the project.
  • To spread project’s results at local, national and international level within communities, stakeholders and decision makers and to raise awareness about gender issues and avoidance of stereotyping.

On November 29th and 30th 2017, the first meeting of Shanarani took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the two – days of meeting all project partners agreed on a strategy for the project’s implementation and shared their knowledges and experiences in the topic, analysing the following future activities:

  • Creation of three thematic handbooks to provide information about the gender status quo in different European countries, to analyse the reproduction of stereotypes in those media and music industry, to introduce new attractive methodologies based on acting, theatre and music tools and to show up how the “experience” can help young people to build new role model.
  • “Train the Trainer Workshop” for youth workers.
  • Development of SHANARANI Gamified Online Training Platform with an online User Manual.

Young people and youth workers will constantly involve in the development of the activities and the creation of attractive methodologies in Film, acting, theatre and music areas.
The Gamification Online Training Platform for Gender Issue and stereotypes will collect methodologies, activities and information to help young people to learn about avoidance stereotypes, gender issues and human rights.

Shanarani partnership is composed by six partners from different part of Europe:

  • Coordinator: Asociación Caminos [Spain]
  • CESIE [Italy]
  • South – West Initiative [Bulgaria]
  • Social Innovation Fund [Lithuania]
  • Exchange House Ireland [Ireland]
  • CARDET [Cyprus]
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"Train the trainer" week in Palermo

How to raise youngsters’ awareness on gender issues, fight against gender stereotypes and promote gender equality for all?
That is the urgent issue the Shanarani project deals with. To achieve these objectives, attractive methodologies have been developed in order to be eventually used by trainers working with youngsters.
From the 11th to the 15th of June 2018, CESIE was pleased to host 12 trainers from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and Spain in the framework of the "train the trainer" week in Palermo (Italy), aiming at piloting the innovative methodologies created and training youth workers to increase their knowledge on gender stereotypes and their consequences.

During this intense 5-days long training, two trainers from each partner organization have experienced, discussed and evaluated a few of the activities that will be included in the final Handbooks for trainers.
The first day was dedicated to a session leading to a first reflection on gender stereotypes and to a presentation by SWI allowing the participants to improve their knowledge about gender issues such as the gender pay gap in Europe and in each of their countries.
The second and third days, the trainers discovered and experienced the sessions conceived by CESIE and Caminos using films, acting and music as a tool to enhance their knowledge and reinforce their capacity to transfer it to youth workers through non-formal methods. The next day’s activities were meant to think about the best ways to adapt these sessions in each national context. The last day offered the opportunity to present the progress of the project’s gamification platform, to exchange ideas about it and to discuss possible improvements and share tips for the methodologies used during the week.

In the next months a piloting phase resulting from this training conclusions will be run at a local level in each of the partners’ countries. It will allow to train other youth workers with the methodologies experimented and refined during this week.

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