????FAIR SEX is the name of a campaign launched on the 4th of May 2011. The campaign includes drawings and questions concerning sexual situations and relationships. The material can be found on facebbok, posters are displayed in schools on Åland and post cards, stickers and cloth bags are handed out to Ålandic yout. Om the evening of the 4th a event where campign content is discussed, is organised at a youth center in Mariehamn, in cooperation with the Youth bureau of the city of Mariehamn.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage young people to talk about issues related to sexuality, such as: what do I want? How can I express what I want? How can I know what my partner wants? How should I relate to what other people think?
To talk and think about such issues can enhance the chances of experiencing positive sexual relationships and reduce the risk of being exposed to or commit sexual violence.
The campaign is a part of the project “Challenging Gender roles for Prevention of Trafficking”, run by The Åland Islands Peace Institute, Finland and Resource Center for Women Marta, Latvia and financed by the Central Baltic Interreg IVA- programme and the Åland government.
The project is focusing on preventive work aiming at promoting gender equality and preventing sexual violence. Working for peace includes working for prevention of violence, promotion of peaceful conflict resolution and strenghtening of the individual’s capacity for active participation in society. This is why the ÅIPI is working preventively with youth and with gender issues.