TRAINING MODULES ON GENDER EQULITY FOR 5-7 YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
ON GENDER EQUALITY
Defence for Children Italia, in collaboration with Associazione La Stanza, carried out activities aimed at recognising, understanding and tackling, together with 5/7 year-old children, teachers and parents, the gender stereotypes present in traditional fairy tales and the contexts in which there can be obstacles or, on the other hand, opportunities to express one's diversity and uniqueness. The process was carried out in close collaboration with the teachers of two primary school classes at the Convitto Nazionale Colombo in Genoa. These training modules and practical activities were designed to support teachers and people involved in different capacities in kindergarten and primary schools.
A methodology has been developed to bring a new perspective to some of the children's favourite fairy tales and to promote healthy and equitable relationships between them.
These training modules aim to inform and guide the development of an educative process aimed at accompanying boys and girls in the development of friendly and respectful relationships with their peers, creating greater awareness and assuming a critical attitude towards gender stereotypes.