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“The Masks We Wear” tool

People often compare themselves to others. They also wear different masks or put on different faces, depending in the particular norms of the social situation they are in. Masks provide a comforting way for them to hide their true selves and fit in and they serve as a protective barrier to avoid getting hurt. Teenagers, in particular, often go through tumultuous times and experience a roller coast of emotions, leaving them more vulnerable to loss of identity. This activity allows…

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Identity Circles

Identity Circles / Value Circles Identity Circles (also known as Identity Cards or Value Circles) is a deeper get-to-know-you game, during which you will have an opportunity to discuss with many friends the values that make up your identity and how you prioritize them in your life. For this activity, you will be paired up with several different people, the number depending on how many people are in your group. The activity works best in even numbers, as pairing requires.…

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Youth Club in Stereotypes, based on role play

On 3rd March, Laura and Victoria held a Youth Club lecture on discrimination for Moldovan ten-graders. The topic was chosen to not only inform people about discrimination itself, but also to show them the importance of getting active when it comes to building a more inclusive society and to pursue European values. In order to make the participants aware of discrimination based on different unalterable characteristics the facilitators had prepared a role play. The students were given a person’s description…

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Alina, Irena and Gabriel running an Youth Club on Stereotypes

On 25th February Irena, Alina and Gabriel held a Youthclub session about stereotypes with the focus on gender. The target group were young Moldovans between 15 and 25 who were interested in European values and intercultural education. The main goal of the session was to make existing gender stereotypes visible in order to discuss them, to promote gender equality and to raise their awareness of how it’s possible to create an inclusive society. In mixed groups of five, the participants…

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What are prejudices?

On 18th February Irena, Alina and Gabriel gave a Youth Club lecture for young Moldovans on the topic of prejudices. The main goal was to raise the participants’ awareness concerning the power of prejudices. Since it is hardly possible to have no prejudices at all, it is very important to reflect on them and to realize, that most of them are not true. In order to achieve this goal, the participants were asked to imagine themselves as landlords who had…

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In someone else’s shoes

On 11th February, Irena, Alina and Gabriel invited young Moldavans aged 15 to 25 to their Youth Club meeting about discrimination. The topic was chosen to not only inform people about discrimination itself, but also to show them the importance of getting active when it comes to building a more inclusive society and to pursue European values. In order to make the participants aware of discrimination based on different unalterable characteristics the facilitators had prepared a role play. The students…

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Movie-screening on Discrimination

On​ 20th of January​ Ana and Arancha held lecture for Moldovan ten-graders of a lyceum. This time’s Youth club addressed the topic discrimination on the example of LGBT persons. The main goal of the session was, to enable the youngsters to learn about different forms of discrimination, to identify them in everyday-life and to fight against them in order to build up a more equal society. In order to make them experience what discrimination might feel like and what consequences…

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