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Young people use their voices as Ambassadors for Gender Equality & Respect!

Thu 7 Jun 2018

Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors for Gender Equality & Respect is a youth focused project currently being implemented in the Upper Yarra region of the Yarra Ranges. The project is engaging students from three secondary schools in a series of workshops on the importance of equality for women, men and all genders, and the role young people can have as change makers in the community and the world. Students will not only explore gender equality, but they will develop skills in project development and activism. Participants will also get the chance and will be supported to develop their own activities to raise awareness and engage their peers in this important issue.

The project also involves a co-design process, and students will use their voice and help develop a gender equality ambassador resource kit that other schools can use to support young people to be ambassadors in the future. Stay tuned for this!

The project has been designed to complement the current ‘Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships’ roll out and other respectful relationships curriculum, and provide an opportunity for students to make change in their school and the wider community.

The Ambassador’s for Gender Equality & Respect project has been developed by Inspiro, GenderWorks, Yarra Ranges Council, EDVOS, Cire Services and Community School, Little Yarra Steiner School, Upper Yarra Secondary College, Eastern Health and Women’s Health East. The project has been funded by Yarra Ranges Council.