Date & Time
From: 25/11/2023
To: 25/11/2023
  • Εύβοιας 7
  • Αθήνα 113 62
  • Ελλάδα
and 12:30- 14:00

Promoting Gender Equality: Parents and Children Learning Together

The central message of the educational action, aimed at parents and children and co-organized by the Australian Embassy in Greece and the educational organization Genderhood, is 'My Body is My Own,' in line with the International Campaign '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.'

Prevention is the central focus and a key objective of strategies to tackle gender-based violence, starting in childhood by teaching our children both respect for others and the expectation of respect from others.

By equipping children with tools and skills for understanding their rights, protecting their personal safety, and developing social empathy, we empower them, creating a virtuous cycle of

  • equality
  • respect, and
  • safety.
This principle forms the basis of the pedagogical action co-organized by the Australian Embassy and Genderhood, in the form of experiential intergenerational workshops for parents and children aged 6 to 9 years.

Drawing inspiration from the book by Australian author Jayneen Sanders, 'Me, My Body and Others' (Psyhogios Publications, 2021), the workshops offer parents and children the opportunity to learn more about gender equality and the defense of bodily integrity through the skill of consent.

The initiative takes place as part of the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence' campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need to prevent and combat gender-based violence, connecting two landmark dates in the journey of securing and defending human rights – starting on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ending on December 10, International Human Rights Day.

Australian Ambassador to Greece, Ms. Alison Duncan, stated: 'The Embassy is delighted to join forces with Genderhood to highlight the importance of prevention in addressing gender-based violence.

Prevention is a central pillar of the Australian Government's National Plan to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2033, adopted in 2022, investing $2.3 billion with the aim of eliminating gender-based violence over a generation. It is also at the forefront of international programs supported by Australia, especially in the broader Indo-Pacific region.'

Ms. Lambrini Georgiou, Head of Gender Equality & Integration at Genderhood, stated: 'At Genderhood, we are constantly looking for ways to spread the message of consent and respect, offering practical actions that enhance social empathy and the defense of bodily integrity.

Therefore, this educational workshop is a natural progression for us from our already successful actions on the subject of consent with populations of different ages. We enthusiastically accepted the invitation of the Australian Embassy to collaborate and contribute to the creation of a world based on respect, equality, and safety for all.'

The intergenerational workshops will be held in the hospitable space of the

  • multilingual library We Need Books,Evvoias 7, Kypseli on 
  • Saturday, November 25, 10:30 am-12:00 pm and 12:30 pm-2:00 pm.
  • Each workshop can accommodate up to fifteen children accompanied by one parent each.
Participation is free, and priority will be given to fill the slots. Interested parents are invited to register by completing the form found here and stating their preferred times.

After submitting the form, they will receive a confirmation email of their participation. For questions, interested parties can contact the Australian Embassy.

More information about the Australian Embassy

The Australian Embassy in Athens works to promote bilateral relations between Australia and

  • Greece
  • Bulgaria, and
  • Romania and to support Australian citizens in these three countries.

In this context, it cooperates with the governments of these countries to strengthen political and economic ties and promotes the image of Australia through an active public diplomacy program.

More information about Genderhood

Since 2017, AMKE Genderhood has been promoting gender equality and the prevention of gender stereotypes. It defends human rights through active learning and practical arts.

Genderhood's mission is to empower communities of all ages to independently shape a world of gender equality.

The organization designs educational programs, sociocultural actions, and creative workshops for children and adults of all ages. | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | LinkedIn | YouTube: @Genderhood

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