Gender-sensitive work for boys through education and instruction

Nominated 2011

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Adult education

Project owner: Poika – Verein für gendersensible Bubenarbeit in Erziehung und Unterricht

Responsible person: Philipp Leeb

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Gender-sensitive work with boys is being undertaken as part of workshops involving boys from 6 years old in addition to and in conjunction with work with girls. Based on emancipatory models, these workshops enable boys and young men to tackle various issues within an environment which promotes thought, e.g. gender constructions of femininity and masculinity, career and life planning, violence, sexuality/ physicality, health, media experiences and much more. The focus is on emancipating prevailing masculine imperatives.