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 where asked to select out of a list of qualities the ten most important characteristics for either a “perfect” man or a “perfect”woman. Afterwards the participants had time to compare each others values and to discuss them. As a result they were able to identify gender roles more clearly and to see them in the context of different cultures. Furthermore, they also learned about the importance of women’s rights.