Sexismus patří k nejvíce všudypřítomným porušováním lidských práv naší doby a je formou diskriminace, která nejčastěji vede k fyzickým, sexuálním, psychologickým nebo ekonomickým škodám.
Odhady naznačují, že v EU zažilo fyzické nebo sexuální násilí 61 ze 185 milionů žen ve věku od 15 let, čili jedna ze tří.
Sexism is one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time and a form of discrimination that is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harms. In the EU, estimates suggest that 1 in 3 women (61 million out of 185 million) have experienced physical or sexual violence, or both, since the age of 15.
Czech Republic is ranked 82 in the Global Gender Gap Index, prepared by the World Economic Forum, which benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria; Italy ranks 50, Croatia 59, Portugal 37, UK 15, France 12, Greece 78, Netherlands 27, Slovenia 11 and Spain 29.
EU agency for Fundamental Rights or Economic Forum in their annual report states that, while already being a problem, sexism will gradually become of more concern within the next years.
Right now, 19% of Italian young women were sexually abused at least 1 time; In Czech Republic, this statistic rises to a whooping 91%. This rate in Portugal and Netherlands is 32% – 24%, accordingly.
In Greece, 40% of young women have suffered from domestic violence. 19% of young Croatian women were abused by their partner. In the United Kingdom, 60% of women have experienced some form of psychological violence in their relationships.
The 11 partner entities: Petrklíč Help (Czech Republic), Burgundy Production (Netherlands), Permacultura Cantabria (Spain), ORIEL (Italy), Creativity Works Preston (United Kingdom), Modern Youth Academy (Slovenia), Check In (Portugal), HYP (Greece), Meraki (Croatia), Paragraf (France) PASOS (Spain) agree that, under no condition, this state of things can be tolerated.
We decided to team up to work together for a world free of abuse in any of its forms: gender discrimination, physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or personal. The project “New Ways of Understanding Sexism for Young People” will help our youth workers and young people they work with, to develop necessary tools and skills to fight the common enemy: everyday sexism and the abuse related to it.
The following objectives have been established to accomplish our aims:
1. Understanding the forms of abuse suffered by youth, through analysis of the everyday sexism phenomena, in the society.
2. Exchanging tools regarding ways of detecting everyday sexism and counteracting this kind of abuse.
3. Creating a strong network for international cooperation regarding counteracting everyday sexism in youth.
Training for youth Workers
Training in Spain – 22.-29.6. 2021 for 22 youth workers from 11 organisations and 9 Countries (Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, France, Slovenia)