Åland Islands Peace Institutes newsletter 4.2013

On 17 December the project Fair Sex 2013 held a concluding seminar.

”Fair Sex” is a project run by the Åland Island Peace Institute, and financed by the government of Åland, which aims at the prevention of sexual violence and the promotion of gender equality among youth on the Åland Islands. The project includes interactive workshops for students as well as training and consulting activities for teachers and headmasters on how to promote gender equality in school.

During 2013 Fair Sex-workshops have been continued and the workshops have been directed towards students in their second year of upper secondary school including the training programme for young people with mental disabilities. The workshop leaders have also met youth that are not attending school and who participate in the programme Katapult.

To ensure a long-term approach to violence prevention and to the promotion of gender equality, also teachers and school managements need to be involved in the work. During 2013 the equality groups at Ålands lyceum, Ålands yrkesgymnasium and Åland Islands folk high-school have been offered assistance in writing equality plans that are adhering to the Ålandic and Finnish laws.