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The project Challenging Gender roles for Prevention of Trafficking - a joint Åland-Latvian project aiming at combating stereotypical gender perceptions at a grass-root level in order to undermine conditions for development of gender related violence, human trafficking and sexual slavery - was formally closed in the end of February. Today, on the internatinal women's day 2012 a summary of the project is published in Swedish and English. The summary in English can be downloaded in pdf here.

The project has been focusing on preventive work through empowerment of young girls and boys, information activities and research. The project has been carried out by the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Åland, Finland, and the Resource Center for Women, Marta, Riga, Latvia.

Within the project consultant Mia Hanström wrote a method book for girl and boy groups. The manual (in Swedish) can be downloaded in pdf here.

The research report "Effects of the girl and boy group method – A gender and social psychology perspective on gender equality youth work on Åland and in Latvia" can be ordered from the ÅIPI or downloaded in pdf. Find out more here.

Also check out two short films, produced by Marta, about boy and girl group activities. You can find them here.

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Interreg_rapport_manual_72As a result of a co-operation between researchers on Åland and in Latvia within the project Challenging Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking, the ÅIPI can present the report Effects of the girl and boy group method – A gender and social psychology perspective on gender equality youth work on Åland and in Latvia.

It is an effort to initiate scientific knowledge and interest on the girl and boy group method that has been used in the Nordic countries and elsewhere for some time and where Åland has been an eager actor. However, not much structured and comparative documentation and evaluation has taken place. In the report the effects of praticipation in girl or boy groups in relation to gender norms, gender equality, social attitudes and empowerment.

Metodparm_2011Within the project Challenging Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking consultant Mia Hanström wrote a method book for girl and boy groups. The manual vas edited by Jenny jonstoij and Ulrika Navier and published in Swedish and Latvian in 2011 by the Ålands Island Peace Institute and Resource Center for Women Marta in Latvia.

The manual (in Swedish) can be downloaded in pdf here.

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Manual on the girl and boy group method in Swedish and Latvian, 2011

Within the project Challenging Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking consultant Mia Hanström wrote a method book for girl and boy groups. The manual vas edited by Jenny jonstoij and Ulrika Navier and published in Swedish and Latvian in 2011 by the Ålands Island Peace Institute and Resource Center for Women Marta in Latvia.

The manual (in Swedish) can be downloaded in pdf here.

Interreg_slutkonferens_72On the 15th of December a closing conference of the project Challengng Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking was held in Swedish on Åland.

At this conference the project results were presented.

Summary of project results:

- 29 girl and boy groups have been run within the project and all together approximately 230 young people have been involved in the group activities.
- A new girl and boy group method manual has been produced within the project. The girl and boy group leaders have been involved in the process of writing the manual, giving comments and including practical exercises in it. The manual is available in Swedish and Latvian. Read more here.
- The research conducted within the project is one of the first evaluating the method. The research report is available in English, Swedish and Latvian. Read more here.
 - Two information campaigns have been run within the project; “What is gender equality” and “FAIR SEX”.  The Fair Sex campaign has been developed into a workshop, which will be given to all students in the second year of upper secondary school.   Read more about Fair sex here.

 In addition to project staff and consultants from Åland, two international guests held speeches. Ms Iluta Lace, Manager of Resource Center for women Marta in Latvia shared how the introduction and implementation of the girl and boy group in Latvia has worked out. The ÅIPI also welcomed Mr Magnus Sjögren, Swedish expert on gender issues and one of the initiators of developing methodologies for boy group activities.

On the Swedish version of this site pdf:s of power points in Swedish, presented during the conference, can be downloaded.

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