“La rose des genres” 

 

Action for Peace #22

What was it about?

SCI France invited you to participate in a day of exchange and training, through the methodology of non formal education, on the theme of gender. The aim of the day was to be able to share and experiment with educational tools developed by the International Civil Service on genders.

During the workshops, interactive methodologies has been used to promote the active participation of participants and to stimulate the horizontal exchange of skills and knowledge. Different techniques has been used to include the various ways and processes of learning and to value each other’s knowledge. In this context, team building activities, simulation, debate, theater techniques, work in large and small groups has been offered.

During the day, we used the educational tools of the “Free to be You and Me” toolkit created by the Gender Blenders Working Group of the Service Civil International.

What happened?

We were happy to welcome people from various backgrounds and locations to this journey on the theme of gender.

We took a time that we think is important to present ourselves, establish a safe space, and to present what the day was going to be about.
Succeeding this time of introduction, we were ready to move forward and to question ourselves, among other things on stereotypes and prejudices.
After a great homemade lunch, we went back to use our brain cells and actively participated in multiple workshops using different tools of interactive methodologies.
We slowly got deeper in the subject, always trying to question what we think we know and to peacefully debate on ideas.

We finished the day by an evaluation of the whole event.
We were encouraged by the positive feedbacks of the participants to organize more similar workshops in the future, so stay in tune !

This day was only possible thanks to the hard work and caring of Camille (volunteer coordinating events and at SCI France) and Bruna (intern at SCI France and Italy and working on non formal education).

Date: 18th of February 2020 (from 9:30 to 18:00)

Location: Lille, France

Participation fee: 2€ (for lunch)

Implementing Branch: SCI France

Email: centenaire2020@sci-france.org

Website: sci-france.org