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.