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The Gender Equality Festival – the 17th edition

27th-29th of October

The Gender Equality Festival – the 17th edition – stubbornly insists on staying under the sign of hope and challenges you to engage in conversations about what a peaceful life means and how we build it. Assaulted by new realities marked by war and all its consequences, how do we resist the temptation of selfishness and remain human?

The Gender Equality Festival is an awareness campaign addressed primarily to young people to help them become familiar with concepts such as human rights and women’s rights and to see beyond stereotypes and prejudices. Designed with and for young people, this year’s festival will approach themes such as refugees and migration – how we would like to be treated when we live far from home – and will analyze what inequalities are deepening in the shadow of war and how we can counter them.  

Over the summer, the A.L.E.G. team trained 20 volunteers on equal rights and non-violence. In an exchange of experience with young Ukrainians, the volunteers created a script for a play entitled “War Changes Lives”, which they will stage at the Gong Theatre, as part of a forum theater event, where the audience can be involved in changing the outcome. The event will be an opportunity to interact with the Ukrainian community from Sibiu and at the same time a chance to better understand the pressures under which people make decisions in crisis situations.

Also on the topic of hope in troubled times, together with young people we will write messages at Ziarul Orizontal, with the support of the artist Dan Perjovski, we will debate what inequalities look like for Generation Z, we will talk about European funding opportunities offered by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values 2021-2027 program, but also about how we can contribute to a more peaceful world. 

We would be happy to see you this year. Below you can find the detailed program:

Day 1 | 27 Oct | Thursday
15:00 – 17:00 | What do (in)equalities look like for GenZ? |ASTRA Library
17:30 – 18:00 | The Horizontal Newspaper |Dan Perjovschi
18:30 – 20:00 | The challenge of living peacefully |Facebook LIVE
Day 2 | 28 Oct | Friday
18:00 -19:30 | Forum Theatre: War changes lives | Gong Theater (RO-UA translation)
19:30 Iron Kids & Baby Bones, under the coordination of Alexandru Svaricek |Gong Theatre
Day 3 | 29 Oct | Saturday
11:00 – 13:00 | The living library | FLOW
14:00 – 15:00 | Accessing European funds (CEDV) |ASTRA Library
14:00 – 16:00 | Healthy Relationships |ONLINE in partnership with In a Relationship,
16:00 – 18:00 | Migrants and refugees. Trauma and Rights | ASTRA Library (RO-UA translation)
19:00 | Concert |FLOW
The Gender Equality Festival® is an annual campaign that brings closer to the community a positive alternative to unequal power relations that produce injustice, abuse and discrimination, organized by the A.L.E.G. Association. (www.aleg-romania.eu). This year the festival is supported by Global Fund for Children and Fondation de France.