For the last four years, the Åland Islands Peace Institute has implemented the project ”Fair Sex”, providing workshops for youth as well as trainings for teachers on Åland. The purpose of the project has been twofold: to decrease the prevalence of sexual violence and encourage positive sexual experiences among youth as well as to increase general knowledge of sexual violence. The method has also been introduced in mainland Finland.
In order to document experiences gained and to facilitate future discussions of the concept of Fair Sex, activity reports, articles and practical information from the project have been gathered on a new web page. The web page www.fairsex.ax/en also contains practical information for youth, for example a definition of Fair Sex and a discussion on the difference between listening for a ”yes” and listening for a ”no”. Furthermore, practitioners who want to work with gender equality and a norm-critical approach in schools may find helpful articles and methodological hints. A number of Fair Sex-like exercises, that support discussions with youth on themes such as mutuality and communication, have been developed. The main part of the webpage content is in Swedish, but some parts are available also in English and Finnish.
Even if you would not be interested in any of the content mentioned above, a visit to the web page can be recommended for the sole purpose of enjoying the illustrations made by Hanna Stenman for Fair Sex.