Compasito - Manual on Human Rights Education for Children
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1. Approaching gender

1.1 Why is it so important to consider gender?

1.2 What is gender?

1.2.1 Ideas of gender

1.2.2 Gender and sex

1.2.3 Discussing gender

1.3 Gender and socialisation

1.3.1 Living in society

1.3.2 Approaches to socialisation

1.3.3 Gendering

1.3.4 Gender and sexuality

1.3.5 Gender and inequality

1.4 Masculinities

1.4.1 Case study: The context of young men’s lives in Northern Ireland

1.5 Politics of gender: movements for a more equal society

1.5.1 Women’s movements

1.5.2 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Movements

1.5.3 Mens’ groups and Boys’ groups

2. Gender-based violence

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What is violence?

2.2.1 Aggression and violence

2.2.2 Abuse and violent incidents

2.2.3 Violence in the public and private sphere

2.3 Types of Violence

2.4 Gender-based violence in a human rights framework

2.5 Gender-based violence against LGBT

2.6 Domestic violence or violence in intimate relationships

2.6.1 Domestic violence in LGBT relationships

3. Mobilising against gender inequality and gender-based violence

3.1 Gender in youth work: perspectives and challenges

3.1.1 Gender in youth work practices

3.2 Gender mainstreaming in youth training and youth projects

3.2.1 Gender mainstreaming

3.2.2 Gender mainstreaming and gender equality

3.2.3 Guidelines and instruments for gender mainstreaming

3.2.4 Gender mainstreaming in training

3.2.5 Ethics and competence in gender training

3.3 Taking action against gender-based violence

3.3.1 Identifying whether forms of gender-based violence are present in your youth organisation or group

3.3.2 Youth groups and work in broader coalitions

4. Exercises addressing gender and gender-based violence with young people

4.1 Working with gender and gender-based violence in the context of (non-formal) education with young people

4.2 Human Rights Education – an educational approach

4.2.1 Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values supporting human rights education

4.2.2 Experiential learning – a basis for human rights education

4.2.3 Facilitating human rights education in various settings

4.3 Using the Exercises

4.3.1 Choosing exercises

4.3.2 Key to the presentation of the exercises

4.3.3 Advice for the facilitation of the exercises presented in this manual

4.4 List of activities

Expectations and demands

Gaining Status

Gender Confusion


Good, Better, Best

Just Once

Kati’s story

Listen Closely

Media Bash

Safety in my life

Sex sells?

Spaces and Places


The knight on the white horse

Too Hard to Ask

What to do

4.4.1 General exercises for single sex groups

5. Appendices - International Legal Human Rights Instruments Related to Gender-Based Violence

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Summary)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights (Simplified Version)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women - CEDAW (Summary)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women - CEDAW