Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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The EU-financed project Challenging Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking is about to close, which will be marked through two closing conferences. On the 8th of December there will be a closing conference in Riga, where project partner Resource Center for Women, Marta, has organized a programme where the project results will be presented. During the project time the Nordic Girl and Boy Group Method has been introduced in Latvia, and group leaders and project staff will tell about experiences made. In addition, the project researchers will present fresh results from research about the effectiveness of the method, a theme that has not previously been much explored.

On the 15th of December a closing conference will be held in Swedish on Åland. At this conference a newly published manual for boy and girl group leaders will be launched, and results from research will be presented to the audience on Åland. In addition to project staff and consultants from Åland, two international guests are invited to give speeches. Ms Iluta Lace, Manager of Resource Center for women Marta in Lativa will share how the introduction and implementation of the girl and boy group in Latvia has worked out. The ÅIPI is also happy to welcome Mr Magnus Sjögren, Swedish expert on gender issues and one of the initiators of developing methodologies for boy group activities.

The conference will be hled between 1 p.m and 5 p.m in the hotel Pommern in Mariehamn.

More information about the project can be found here.