The Romanian National Commission for UNESCO – RNC UNESCO – announces the organization, with support from UNESCO, of the pilot edition of the project „UNESCO’s Academy for young women. The fight against xenophobia, extremism and aggression”, that will take place at the end of August in Romania. There are invited to participate and to become our partners national and international entities that possess expertise in the field.
In the nowadays context, in the 3rd millennium, there are yet situations when the women are discriminated and oppressed. In order to obtain a decent status, similar to the men’s status in society, and to fight against discrimination and violence of all types, women should feel safer and more organized in order to make their voice heard. The project „UNESCO’s Academy for young women. The fight against xenophobia, extremism and aggression”, project proposed by the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO, tries to offer a new perspective and to propose new solutions on this issue, offering new ideas in order to combat discrimination and violence through 3 modules, put in practice by 3 training courses.
In order to ensure the capacity of replication and further valorization of gained competencies during the Academy, the participants will also include at least 50% women who are trainers, coaches, mentors, educators in NGOs or developing their own private business having as beneficiaries/ clients women, with a focus on women with fewer opportunities.
The first training course will focus on PR and organizational communication, as one of the main instruments in facilitating dialogue and combating xenophobia, discrimination and violence or any kind of aggression.
The second training course will focus on intercultural education, starting from the idea that in a fast globalization of societies there are big barriers and cultural gaps between groups of people and many times differences create conflict and may generate aggression.
The third training course will focus on how to create attitudes against extremism and violence of any kind, how to create partnerships and networks for solidarity, how to educate children and youngsters to take attitude against violence, to value diversity and human solidarity.
The expected result is a deeper understanding of the core problem and how we can achieve a non-violent society through education. The project targets both men and women in order to facilitate the understanding of the mentality differences between them and to analyze the sensibilities of each gender.
High efforts should be carried out against cultural conflict, aggression, violence that may lead in many cases to an extreme one, especially violence against women, with the hope that we can contribute to establishing a region, a society based on understanding and solidarity, a society of non-violence, dialogue, cooperation and peace.
RNC UNESCO expert