Gender perspectives in youth activities
How to take into account a gender perspective in youth activities?
There is no perfect recipe. The EYF asks NGOs to put their “gender glasses” on and think critically of the current ways of “doing things”. How does that action/activity/law affect people on the basis of their gender/gender identity? Are there any differences? Does it respond to the needs of everyone? How could it be changed to include the needs of everyone? What language is being used? Is gender-sensitive and inclusive language being used? “They” instead of “he or she”; “chairperson” instead of chairman.
In more general terms, the “gender glasses” should be used in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an activity. Here are some questions/ideas to keep in mind when aiming to include a “gender perspective” into your project.