#10: Council of Europe: Sexism homepage

TARGET GROUP

Teens and young adults aged between 14 and 20 years.

SUBJECT

Seeing, naming and stopping sexism.

DURATION

The video lasts 5 minutes. Along with the website study and the exercises, at least one teaching unit will be required.

DESCRIPTION

The Council of Europe has a multilingual website that provides a clear, nuanced and comprehensive overview of sexism. A video, graphs and infographics give information about the greatest challenges related to sexism in Europe and about how sexism can be fought in different fields. The video is in English but subtitled in various languages. This website or individual pages can be used either as an overview of the problem or as introductory material before delving into a specific topic.

EXAMPLES / IDEAS

1. Ask the participants what they understand by sexism and if they believe it exists in Luxembourg. If so, where have they experienced or observed cases of sexism?
2. Watch the following video together: https://www.coe.int/de/web/human-rights-channel/stop-sexism
3. Study the website together:
– Figures relating to sexism in various areas of life
– The iceberg of sexist violence
– Sexism directed at boys and men (with examples brainstormed as a group)
– The “Flower of Sexism”: the intersections of sexism

4.The following portion of the site can be used as the basis for up to 8 group tasks. In the beginning, the groups can read the short texts in their assigned subject (e.g. language, media, labour, public sector, justice, education, culture or personal life). Afterwards, the groups can think of personal or observed experiences of sexism in the areas assigned to them. How could the participants react if confronted with such situations? Could schools, as an institution, do something to fight sexism?

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