The Association of Liberty and Gender Equality – A.L.E.G. shatters gender stereotypes for the 13th year in a row through the Gender Equality Festival, taking place in Sibiu between 11-13 October.
This year’s theme is about bridging the “communication gap between generations” by which we intend to open taboo topics related to gender equality and change young people’s perceptions about them.
Stereotypes are deeply rooted ideas about the role man and woman have in today’s society and are passed on from one generation to another. By opening the dialog between generations we are making room from healthy non-violent relationships.
💬 Main goal: Educating teens on gender equality. Exchanging ideas and life lessons. Open minded conversations by means of out of the box environments and activities.
💬 Side effects: Reinterpretation of existing opinions, rethinking values and getting young people involved in turning gender equality from a battle to a reality. Easily identifying gender stereotypes and learning how to fight against them through zero tolerance attitudes towards violence.
💬 Surprising effects: Collective shout out to creativity and critical thinking. Teamwork and fun.
This year we partnered up with and are financed by #ÎNSTAREDEBINE – a program developed by the Foundation for the Civil Society’s Development – and co-financed by the Sibiu Council and City Hall.
The festival’s busy and interactive full agenda can be found here.
We’re starting with a movie projection of the “Have I told you I have been abused?” , an Yugoslavian title that promises an array of human emotions brought by the harsh reality of sexual abuse.
The newspaper theater held together with journalism students aims to make them aware of the consequences of their future articles and current mass media trending titles.
We’re meeting artist Dan Perjovschi at his wall to see how simple images carry powerful messages and visual stories come to life and we plan on having some fun with high school kids in a meme contest based on daily gender stereotypes. The festival also hosts a forum theater, a live library full of meaningful life lessons and a pantomime show. See you there!